Chase Field covers approximately 1,300,000 square feet, including the playing surface, and is divided into six levels: Field, Main Concourse, Press Level, Suite Club Level, Upper Concourse and Service Level.
In addition to the baseball configuration, Chase Field can accommodate a variety of sports including; football, soccer and basketball. Other setups that have enjoyed success in the building are concerts, motor sports, trade shows, exhibits, band pageants, religious gatherings and running/walking events.
A four tier grandstand extends from the left field foul pole to homeplate and around to the right field foul pole. Bleacher seats are behind both the left and right field fences. A 25 foot center field wall serves as the hitters back drop, otherwise known as the batters-eye. Above the batters-eye is the new high definition video/scoreboard, known as DBTV, currently the largest in professional sports spanning 144’ wide and 56’ tall. The most unique feature at Chase Field, is the swimming pool, that is located behind the right field fence. Other than the swimming pool, Chase Field has many other amenities, including the Suite Lounge, Strike Zone, Miller Lite Diamond Club, Peter Piper Playhouse, Left Field Sand Lot Kids Zone, Right Field Beer Garden, Lexus Club and numerous Party Suites and Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill.
With MLB’s announcement that Phoenix would be awarded an expansion team, construction on the new stadium began November 16, 1995. Originally known as Bank One Ballpark, the ballpark was re-named Chase Field in September 2005 after the merger between Bank One and JP MorganChase. Chase Field opened in the Spring of 1998, built as a multipurpose facility to house Arizona’s first Major League Baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, plus large-scale events, and small to mid-range private/corporate events.
Chase Field was the first facility in the world that combined a retractable roof, air conditioning and a natural turf field. This unique combination of features makes Chase Field the ideal venue for a wide variety of events any time during the year. In the case of changing weather conditions, we’ve got you covered in under five minutes.
The Arizona Diamondbacks made their debut before a packed house at the then Bank One Ballpark on March 31, 1998. Over 3.6 million fans filled the ballpark to see the team during their first year of play, and nearly 20 million people have experienced events at Chase Field.
Although the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the youngest franchises in Major League Baseball, the team has had success in its young history, winning the 2001 World Series against the New York Yankees.