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    The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies plan to move spring training from Tucson to a new baseball stadium on the Salt River Reservation in 2011 in a deal being touted as a local job generator and a tourism boon for the Valley tribal community.

    Under the agreement announced Thursday by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the tribe will fund, build and operate an 11,000-seat stadium and 12 practice facilities on 140 acres northwest of Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road, just east of Scottsdale

    D-Backs pick Valley spring training site



    Arizona Diamondbacks baseball is coming to the Northeast Valley in 18 months as the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has set an aggressive schedule for building a spring-training stadium and 12 practice fields by February 2011.
    Tribal leaders announced this week their agreement with the Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies to erect an 11,000-seat stadium and lay out practice facilities northwest of Indian Bend Road and Loop 101 on the Salt River side of Pima Road.
    "Our ancestors built ball courts on this land and throughout the Valley," said Diane Enos, Salt River president. "Now we are excited about bringing baseball home to our community."

    Tribe sets aggressive schedule for D-Backs training site

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    That's cool. Next year, our family is going down to check out spring training games. I just wish the Redsox came to PHX instead of Florida....
    Last edited by kiyaanii mom; 07-20-2009, 01:15 PM.

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    • #3
      ...it is what it is...

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      • #4
        the City of Glendale has been fightin to keep a Resort Casino from moving in:

        The Tohono O'odham Nation is moving west.


        It's official: The Tohono O'odham Nation is moving West.
        The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing to place 134 acres of land near 91st and Northern avenues
        into trust for the tribe. The office sent letters out to Glendale and other communities on Friday informing them of the decision.
        That means that the swath of land -- near Westgate City Center, the University of Phoenix Stadium, Jobing.com Arena and the new spring-training facility for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox -- will become part of the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation.

        azcentral.com blogs - MAD BLOGGER: The Tohono O'odham Nation is moving west.


        About that proposed West Valley casino ...
        Want more background on the Tohono O'odham's proposed casino, the reaction from Valley communities and response from other Arizona tribes?

        Here are some links I found: (Not a comprehesive list)

        Jan 30: Tribe plans 'Las Vegas'-style resort, casino in Glendale


        Jan. 31: Tribe's pitch for casino-resort catches Glendale by surprise

        Feb. 4: Resort-casino project would bring jobs to Glendale, Peoria

        Feb. 9: Proposed casino could create 3,000 jobs

        Feb. 19: Glendale has major objections to Tohono O'odham casino


        Feb. 24: Tohono O'odham, Glendale may finally talk about resort-casino

        March 16: Tohono O'odham defend W.Valley casino plans


        March 26: Casino Conjecture

        April 7: Glendale City Council votes against Tohono O'odham casino

        April 9: Tucson officials, firms urge Glendale to back tribe on casino
        Last edited by xTekno; 07-20-2009, 03:02 PM.

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        • #5
          That's very cool!

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