Salt Rivers Field | Arizona Diamondbacks & Colorado Rockies

Project Location

Scottsdale, AZ

Architect

HKS Inc.

Product

SL45

Case Study: Salt Rivers Field | Arizona Diamondbacks & Colorado Rockies

Salt River Field at Talking Sticks is the first baseball facility built on Native American Land, and is the shared Spring Training destination of the Arizona Diamondbacks & Colorado Rockies. It is also LEED Gold certified, and one of the most innovative facilities in the country – and NanaWall sL45 installations are a prominent design feature of the joint stadium and separate training facilities.

The Operable Glass Wall Solution for Press Boxes

These operable wall systems are essential to the press and stadium staff. According to Andy Henning from HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, “The Spring Training facility actually had a need for operable wall systems in more than one area, simply due to the nature of certain baseball spaces such as the press box, scoreboard control room, and radio and television booths,” says Henning. In each of these spaces, “The connection to the exterior environment and the energy of the game is critical.”

NanaWall was chosen, because of “its proven track record as it related to both smooth and easy operation along with product reliability and durability.”

Expandable Workout Space

NanaWall operable glass walls are utilized in the separate training facilities of each team. “An operable wall system also became an important requirement at each of the team clubhouse weight room areas, says Henning, “in order to take advantage of the ideal spring climate and allow player workouts to extend to the exterior of the weight room space for more intense exercises such as medicine ball drills and cardiovascular programs.”

HKS Sports & Entertainment Group looked at other operable wall systems such Kawneer and Fleetwood, but they went with NanaWall. “In the end, even though there were less expensive options available, NanaWall was chosen,” according to Henning and HKS, because of “its proven track record as it related to both smooth and easy operation along with product reliability and durability.”

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