By Babette Herrmann
The name of the stadium and logo was unveiled to the public June 4, more than six months after the tribe broke ground on the $100 million project. Both teams, part of the Cactus League, were training in Tucson.
SRPMIC Vice President Martin Harvier said coming up with a name was a collaborative effort, shaped by community members. “It was very important to work on coming up with a name and a lot of work went into it, and everybody’s really pleased so far with the naming of the stadium.”
The name “Salt River Fields” reflects the tribe and lets visitors to the stadium know they are in the Pima-Maricopa community. “Talking Stick” represents Pima tradition. Carvers used a calendar stick to record important events and milestones.
For more on the subject, see Gila River Woos Cubs and Spring-Training Stadium at Salt River.