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Teams to share spring site on tribal land

Updated: July 16, 2009, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies are NL West rivals. Now they're partners in a spring training facility planned for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Phoenix.

Under an agreement announced Thursday, the tribe will build an 11,000-seat ballpark and a complex that includes 12 practice fields, training facilities and offices. The facility is expected to be ready for the 2011 exhibition season.

The 140-acre site is adjacent to Scottsdale. It is believed ...

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