PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that tomorrow’s game against the Angels and Friday’s contest against the White Sox, which will be played at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, are officially sold out. A limited number of tickets are available for Wednesday’s game against the Padres, which is also expected to sell out.
Limited tickets remain for the games on Sunday, March 18 vs. Oakland and Tuesday, March 20 vs. the Giants while all suites are sold out for each D-backs’ home game this spring.
To date, the D-backs have drawn 41,677 fans to their first four home games, selling out two of those contests. The team’s average attendance of 10,419 is the highest in the Cactus League. The D-backs set a Salt River Fields single-game attendance mark on March 4 with 12,546 fans, eclipsing the 12,528 fans for the previous day’s game when the D-backs served as the visiting team against the Rockies.
2012 marks the second year the D-backs will play their Spring Training home games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. In the club’s inaugural season at the award-winning facility in 2011, the D-backs set a franchise attendance mark by hosting 189,767 fans throughout the season. The average game attendance mark of 11,161 in 17 games during 2011 was also a franchise record.
The complex’s joint attendance of 359,308 last season shattered the previous record for attendance at a two-team complex, surpassing the 2008 mark set in Peoria (230,146). The two-team facility has already sold over 290,000 tickets, securing the second-highest attendance figure of all-time, prior to opening the gates for the season.
Following the 2011 season, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick received the Ballpark of the Year Award from Ballparkdigest.com, Baseballparks.com and Digital Ballparks and was named Project of the Year by ENR Southwest. In addition, the New Times of Phoenix named Salt River Fields the “Best Place to Watch a Spring Training Game” and the complex became the first Spring Training facility to receive a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.