Diamondbacks swing into spring training

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By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks are swinging into Spring Training, an Arizona tradition for devoted baseball fans since 1947.

The Diamondback’s first Spring Training game will be on March 3 at 3 p.m. against ASU at Salt River Fields. The team has exhibition games scheduled for the next six years to face off against Arizona’s three Division I college teams. The games will rotate between ASU, Grand Canyon University and the University of Arizona.

Salt River Fields is the second newest Major League Baseball Spring Training facility, and is home to the Diamondbacks as well as the Colorado Rockies. The facility contains an 11,000-seat stadium, separate clubhouses for each team, and 12 full-size practice fields. Fans can pick up team merchandise at the team store, and new food to fuel the fun.

"It’s a great complex for fans to come out and meet the players and interact with the players," Diamondbacks player Daniel Hudson said. "It’s fun when the kids are out here throwing the ball around and you can jump in there and play catch with them, you can just see their eyes light up."

Players arrive for training bright and early, so fans are encouraged to come out in the morning for the most access to players and autographs.

Salt River Fields
7555 North Pima Road, Scottsdale