Salt River Fields Spring Training

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During our visit to Phoenix this Spring we took in a Spring Training Baseball game. Although these games might not be high stakes in terms of the season, they are a great chance to see some wonderful teams play together all in one place. People are so laid back and everyone is there just to have a great time. This year, we decided to check out the stadium at Salt River Sticks! It's one of the newest stadiums in Phoenix.

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As we drove into the Stadium we were greeted by the Budweiser Wagon and their line of Clydesdales. So neat! We even saw the Dalmatian but wasn't fast enough to get a picture of that.

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Salt River Fields was the first Major League Baseball property built on an Indian reservation. Tribal influences incorporated throughout the park gives information about the teams, and the history of the Pima and Maricopa tribes. In addition, restroom signs are in Maricopa, Pima and English.

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It hadn't event cracked 100 degrees and we were sweltering! We had opted for seats almost right on the field but what we didn't know - and all the seasoned regulars did - was that the 200 level seats were ALL in the SHADE! Next time.

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Despite the heat, we still had a great time. We took turns ducking up in the shades to get more drinks or food whenever one of us was feeling less than stellar.

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And for me, while the baseball is entertaining, it's the food and drinks I really come to the baseball game for!

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I got a traditional ball-corndog and a beer. Both were the size of my faec. God bless America.

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We also got tacos! Fresh tacos with corn tortillas! And although we didn't notice it till the very end, the Sonoran BBQ had pulled pork brisket smoking right there on site! Add it to the list!

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All in all, it was a great day out with the family! Can't wait to go back again next year, maybe with seats in the shaded section!

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