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Salt River Fields Surpasses 1 Million In Attendance

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced that Saturday’s sold out crowd of 11,576 pushed the total attendance at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick over the one-million mark since the complex opened in 2011. The shared facility between the D-backs and the Colorado Rockies, constructed in partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, reached the milestone in just 24 months of operation. The total includes all ticketed events at Salt River Fields including concerts, festivals and Spring Training games.

“It is quite an accomplishment to reach this milestone in such a short amount of time and it’s really a testament to the baseball fans throughout Arizona,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “Along with our partners at the Rockies and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, we set out to create the best Spring Training facility in all of baseball and we feel strongly that we were able to do just that.”

In addition to hosting Spring Training games from the two National League West Division teams, Salt River Fields will host four games in March as part of the World Baseball Classic. On Tuesday, March 5, the D-backs will host an exhibition night game against Team Mexico and on Wednesday, March 6, the Rockies will face Team USA in a 7:10 p.m. start. The official World Baseball Classic games will kick off on Thursday, March 6 as Team Italy faces Team Mexico in a 1:00 p.m. game followed by a 12:30 p.m. contest on Friday, March 7 between Team Canada and Team Italy.

In addition to these games, fans are invited to watch Team USA in its first official workout on Monday, March 4 at 1 p.m.

In each of its first two seasons, Salt River Fields has broken the total attendance mark for a two-team complex, as last year’s record total between the D-backs and Rockies was 369,393. The D-backs’ average attendance of 11,677 was the highest in Major League Baseball for the second consecutive season.

Following its first year, Salt River Fields was a finalist for the “Sports Facility of the Year” by Sports Business Journal. The facility has earned LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council and has received numerous awards including “Best Place to See a Spring Training Game” by the Phoenix New Times, “Best Spring Training Facility” by Arizona Foothills magazine and “Ballpark of the Year” by Ballpark Digest, BaseballParks.com and Digitalparks.com.

The largest one-day event on record at Salt River Fields came in January 2012, when more than 20,000 people came to the facility for Street Eats.

Salt River Fields’ 2013 calendar already touts several major events: April 20 is the 4th Annual Arizona Barbecue Festival with 12,000 expected to attend; the Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Charity Softball Game April 27, when approximately 5,000 are anticipated; and the Independence Day Music Festival July 3, with more than 14,000 attending last year to see Country Music powerhouses Miranda Lambert and Darius Rucker.

4th of July, Arizona

4th of July Events In Arizona

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the red, white and blue?

Here is a list of 4th of July events throughout Arizona you don’t want to miss:

Central Arizona

Arizona’s Celebration of Freedom (Mesa)

In Mesa from June 29-30, this fun, two-day event consists of classic cars, beer gardens, motorcycles, art walk, music, street performers and more. This free event takes place in downtown Mesa from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

E. Main St. & S. Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 444-2069

Independence Day Music Festival (Scottsdale)

On July 3rd, celebrated the fourth with country music star Miranda Lambert and Darus Rucker! Gates open at 5 p.m., and be sure to stick around for the largest fireworks show in the Valley, too. Tickets range from $26 to $96.

Salt River Fields
7555 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 270-5000

3rd of July Fireworks Display (Cave Creek)

In Cave Creek, Harold’s Corral will provide live entertainment by Young Country and EastonAshe as well as an outside BBQ starting at 5:30 p.m. Mobile game truck, shaved ice and even face painting are some of the activities you can participate in. There’s free opening seating, but for paid reserved seating, call Harold’s at (480) 488-1906.

6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-1906

Light up the Sky (Phoenix)

In Phoenix, this event includes music, rides, games, food and fireworks, which starts at 9:10 p.m. The free event will take place at Maryvale Baseball Park at 6:30 to 9 p.m.

3600 N. 51st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031
(602) 262-6575

A Star Spangled Shoot Out!

Rawhide is hosting its 4th of July celebration — western style! With live music will be playing throughout the town, don’t miss out on the H2O Kids Corral as well as  other action-packed performances, including the fireworks display, which will round out the evening.

5700 W. North Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 502-5600

Southern Arizona

Let Freedom Sing Concert

In Tucson on July 4th at 3 p.m., this free event will be celebrated with patriotic songs staged at Centennial Hall at University of Arizona.

University of Arizona
1401 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 319-0400

Tombstone July 4th Celebration

In Tombstone, starting at 8:30 a.m., this July 4th celebration is a free event with a softball tournament, street entertainment, food booths and fireworks.

E. Allen St.
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 457-3994

Benson July 4th Celebration

Starting with a 9 a.m. parade, Benson’s 4th of July celebration will also include a water fight at Lions Park following the parade, as well as entertainment throughout the rest of the day and, of course, a fireworks show starting at 8:30 p.m.

Lions Park
435 N. Adams St.
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-4293

Family Fun July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza (Tubac)

Held at Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, this 4th of July celebration is packed with activities for both the kids, parents and attendees of all ages! Here, you’ll find Southern Arizona’s longest obstacle course — an incredible, inflatable 68′ adventure — as well as a food court with both Independence Day favorites (hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy and more) and alcoholic beverages for the big kids, including beer, wine and margaritas. The night will end, of course, with a spectacular fireworks display.

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
65 Avenida de Otero
Tubac, Arizona 85646
Starts at 4 p.m., fireworks start at 8:45 p.m.
Tickets: $7 per car, VIP package is $48 per person
(520) 398-3531


Northern Arizona

Payson 4th of July Celebration

With a free fireworks show and games to the public, attendees can also expect food, bouncy houses, games, music and beautiful scenery, taking place at Green Valley Park at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th.

(928) 474-5240

Prescott July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show

Prescott celebrates with free craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and cool giveaways. Other events include the World’s Largest Waterslide as well as eight other water slides, bungee jumping, pony rides, electric swings and more. While there is free parking, consider taking the shuttle at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (3700 Willow Creek Rd.). This event will be held at Pioneer Park, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pioneer Park
1200 Commerce Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 777-1349

Fantastic Family Fourth of July (Cottonwood)

Cottonwood celebrates at Cottonwood Kid’s Park at 4 p.m. Events will include watermelon eating contests, patriotic salutes and pyrotechnic displays. Free admission, but parking is $1.

Cottonwood Kid’s Park
Cottonwood, AZ
(928) 639-3200

Tlaquepaque’s Sizzlin’ Summer Bash

Honor Independence Day in Sedona on July 7th. Events include an outdoor BBQ, live music, dunk tank, Sedona fire trucks and more. It will take place at Tiaquepaque from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a free event.

336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-4838