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Signature feature:
Swimming pool in outfield

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Field Facts
Outfield Dimensions
LF: 330'   CF: 407'   RF: 335'

Playing Surface
Bull's Eye Bermuda grass

Home Dugout
3rd Base

Stadium Staff
PA Announcer:
Chuck Drago

Organist:
Bobby Freeman

Head Groundskeeper:
Grant Trenbeath

Concessionaire:
Levy Restaurants



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Chase Field


401 E Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Opened:
  1998
Capacity:
 48,633
Elevation:
  1,087'
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2017 Ballpark Info
When gates open:
1.5 or 2 hours before game

Cost to park at stadium:
$12
(Convention Center - East Garage)  

Ages kids get in free:
0-2

Historical Happenings
Chase Field has been the site of
1 no-hitter
4 cycles
1 triple play
19 postseason games

The big box of ballparks. That's what Chase Field really is.

Eschewing quaintness and charm, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks big and is big. A fairly prominent part of the Phoenix skyline since near the end of the 21st century, Chase Field takes up a lengthy expanse of space in its part of the city and does so by looking like a large warehouse (albeit, a baseball-themed warehouse) whose walls conceal the large baseball grounds that lie within.

And there can be no doubt here, those obscured confines are considerable as once inside them Chase Field reveals itself to be a mountain of a ballpark -- the stands reach 40 rows high down the lines in the upper level, and that's topped by a "mechanical level" upon which the venue's signature roof operates.

Chase Field became the first ballpark in the USA to have a convertible top. Nine years after the only prior fully operational retractable roof debuted in Canada, a functionally similar but much quicker in its functioning roof ensured that baseball played in Arizona's desert environs could always be a pleasant proposition. The approximate open and shut time for Arizona's roof is a mere 4 minutes, which easily bests Toronto's time of 20 minutes and has more impressively remained the gold standard of open and shut quickness ever since, as the retractable-roofed ballparks that later opened in Houston, Miami, Milwaukee and Seattle can't do their thing in under 10 minutes.

A heat-busting roof is a necessary amenity in Phoenix. A swimming pool is a novel one, but that's what Chase Field is probably best known for. The pool, which is strictly something that can be rented by groups, is in home run territory directly behind the outfield fence in right-center. Fans on the outfield concourse there can easily look down into the pool's area.

Other notable amenities found here are an open year-round restaurant and sizable kids' play spot. The TGI Friday's outpost is in left field and close to the left field foul pole is the children's hangout, which is referred to as the Sandlot. There's plenty of dedicated territory for such things in a venue that has the 1.3 million square feet of space that Chase does. To give you an idea of the sheer size of the D-backs' place, the majors' most recently built retractable-roofed stadium, Marlins Park in Miami, has 928,000 square feet of total space.

Because it's so big, Chase Field correspondingly has more seats than necessary. There are nearly 50,000 of them and downsizing to a more reasonable amount isn't really possible thanks to the mechanical level that ensures cover for everyone.

Given its large capacity and the team’s generally tepid fandom, more seats are empty than filled for most games at Chase Field. But at least the seats are tilted toward home plate where they need to be. Additionally, although the seats beyond the outfield fence are all bleachers, those benches do have backs and those backs are slightly contoured to allow for extra comfort.

Still, this is not a “warm and fuzzy” kind of place to watch a game in. Being the anti-bandbox that it is, Chase Field doesn't evoke comparisons to the sport’s affectionately dubbed “green cathedrals.” Intimate it ain't and you'll find old-timey only on the playing field of all places, as a dirt path connects the pitcher's mound to home plate. Such a scene is a throwback to the days when teams played at “grounds,” which was long before there was even a dream of a major league team in Arizona.

All told, Chase Field is quite different from the nowadays norm. The Diamondbacks' public address announcer has even taken to referring to it as baseball's "most unique venue." Setting aside such nomenclature, baseball's biggest box is more like it...and liking it is affected by that vastness.

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Chase Field Footnotes - Facts & Figures


  • Construction cost: $354 million
  • Architect: Ellerbe Becket
  • Construction manager: Huber Hunt Nichols
  • Construction began on November 16, 1995.
  • Naming rights: JPMorgan Chase pays $2.2 million per year through 2028.
  • Was originally called Bank One Ballpark and often referred to as the BOB. The name was changed to Chase Field on September 23, 2005 after Bank One Corporation merged with JPMorgan Chase.
  • Owned by the Maricopa County Stadium District.
  • Is approximately 1,100 feet above sea level, second only to Coors Field (5,277 feet) in the major leagues. The playing field itself is 25 feet below street level.
  • Has a total of 75 luxury suites.
  • Hosted three first round games of the inaugural World Baseball Classic on March 7-9, 2006. The games involved Canada, Mexico and the United States and had a collective attendance of 65,464 (a per game average of 21,821).
  • Hosted the NCAA's Insight Bowl from 2000-2005. The annual postseason college football game returned to the venue in 2016 and is now called the Cactus Bowl.
  • Was the site of the first-ever outdoor women's college basketball game on December 27, 2000 when Tennessee beat Arizona State 67-63 in front of 16,282 fans.

    Phoenix Info
    Airport Code: PHX
    Metro Population: 4,574,531 (2015 census estimate)
    County: Maricopa
    Daily Newspaper: Arizona Republic

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