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Home of Arizona Diamondbacks, 1998 to present

(also known as Bank One Ballpark, 1998 to 2005)

BUILT: 1998

CAPACITY: 48,500

FIRST GAME: March 31, 1998, vs. Colorado Rockies (Rockies 9, Diamondbacks 2)

HIGH SEASON ATTENDANCE: 3,610,290 (1998)

LOW SEASON ATTENDANCE: 2,056,697 (2010)

LONGEST HOME RUN: 503 ft. to center by Richie Sexson

Chase Field is the only park with a swimming pool in view of the field. Outside the centerfield fence is a large pool available for rent by groups of fans. Home runs routinely land in the pool.

Previously known as Bank One Ballpark, the park was renamed Chase Field beginning in 2006. It has a retractable roof. It was built to coincide with the Diamondbacks' admission into the National League in 1998, as part of that year's expansion and has been the D-Backs' home park for their entire history. The team has a lease with the ballpark that runs through 2028. The ballpark is owned by Maricopa County, which includes the municipality of Phoenix, AZ.

The 2001 World Series was played here, as well at the 2011 All-Star Game, as well as games of the 2006 and 2013 World Baseball Classic.

In March 2016, a study was released indicating that the ballpark would need $187 million in upgrades over the remainder of the lease to remain current, an amount of capital that the County does not have. As a result, the D-Backs began talking to partners about alternatives in the Phoenix area. The team was not expected to want to stay in Chase Field beyond 2028 in any case, and indicated it would leave earlier if the County did not keep its end of the deal and ensure that Chase Field remains a top-rank facility for the duration of its use.

GOOGLE EARTH: View Chase Field in Google Earth

[edit] Further Reading

  • Steve Gilbert: "D-backs in contract dispute over Chase Field: District denies club's request to discuss possible alternatives to stay in downtown Phoenix",, March 25, 2016. [1]

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