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Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks

History of Chase Field

Chase Field is a state-of-the-art baseball stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team and has a seating capacity of over 48,000, making it one of the largest baseball stadiums in the league.

The stadium, which opened in 1998, was originally known as Bank One Ballpark. It was built at a cost of $354 million and was designed to be a multi-purpose stadium that could host both baseball and football games. In 2005, the stadium’s name was changed to Chase Field as part of a sponsorship agreement with Chase Bank.

Chase Field is known for its unique features, including a retractable roof that can be closed during hot summer days and open during cool evenings. The stadium also features a swimming pool, which is located in the outfield and can be rented out for private events. The pool has become an iconic feature of Chase Field and is a popular destination for fans looking to beat the Arizona heat.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a successful history at Chase Field, including winning their first National League Championship in 2001 and going on to win the World Series that same year, defeating the New York Yankees in seven games. It was the team’s first and only World Series championship to date.

The first game played at Chase Field was on March 31, 1998, when the Diamondbacks faced off against the Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks won the game 9-2, and the stadium was packed with over 50,000 fans who were excited to see their new home team play.

Over the years, Chase Field has hosted a variety of other events, including concerts and political rallies. The stadium has also been used as a venue for college football games, including the Fiesta Bowl.

Chase Field is known for its fan-friendly amenities, including a variety of dining options and a children’s play area. The stadium’s “D-backs Kid’s Clubhouse” offers activities and games for young fans, making it a great destination for families.

In conclusion, Chase Field is a modern and iconic baseball stadium that offers fans an unparalleled experience. With its unique features, state-of-the-art facilities, and rich history, it’s no wonder that it’s a must-visit destination for sports fans and tourists alike.

Stadium Information

  • Location: 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Year built: 1998
  • Attendance size: 48,519
  • Division: NL West