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History 10

From that moment on March 9, 1995 to the present the Arizona Diamondbacks have continued to make history.  From making the playoffs in just their second season to becoming World Champions in 2001 there is a little something for everyone.  In this section you will learn about the Expansion Draft in 1997 where the teams had players for the first time to the list of all-stars who have worn a Diamondbacks uniform.  You can find a list of franchise firsts, a chronology of the franchise, the names of everyone who has hit a ball into the swimming pool at Bank One Ballpark/Chase Field, and a list of every play who has ever worn a Diamondbacks jersey.  There is a little bit of something for everyone.

Stadium 1

A mere eight months after the Arizona Diamondbacks were awarded a franchise in March 1995 they were already planning ahead for where they would play.  On November 16, 1995 a ground breaking ceremony was held in downtown Phoenix for what would become a state-of-the-art facility with a retractable roof and a natural grass playing surface.  Originally it was Bank One Ballpark and is now known as Chase Field.  It has been the only regular season home the Diamondbacks have ever known.

When Spring Training began in 1998 the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox christened a new complex in Tucson aptly named Tucson Electric Park.  This would be the Cactus League home for the Diamondbacks from 1998 - 2010.  At the conclusion of Spring Training in 2010 the Diamondbacks would leave Tucson and move to Scottsdale where they would share a new complex with the Colorado Rockies called Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

In this section you will find history and background on each of the stadiums where the Diamondbacks have played as the home team including facts about the facilities, seating charts, and other information.

Chase Field 15

Ever wanted a behind the scenes look at the workings of Chase Field? The Arizona Diamondbacks offer tours of this popular downtown attraction daily. The tour which lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes will give you a chance to see areas of the ballpark not normally open to the public during a game. You can see the visitor's clubhouse, the announcer's booth, the batting cages, the Sun Pool Party Pavillion, the Peter Pipers Clubhouse, the Diamondbacks dugout and other areas.

Tour prices are $6 for adults; $4 for children 7-12 and seniors 60 and older; $2 for children 4-6; and children 3 and under are free. Proceeds from the tour program benefit Arizona Diamondbacks Charities. Tickets may be purchased at the tour window at the Chase Field Ticket Office on a walk-up basis or at least 48 hours in advance by calling (602) 514-8400. Special group rates are available. Limited space is available on each tour, please call in advance to reserve a spot.

For Non-Game Days and during the Off-Season, tours are given Monday - Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. For Evening Game Days tours are given Monday - Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon. For Afternoon Game Days no tours are scheduled. There are no tours scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. On Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve tours will be given only at 10:30 a.m. and noon. For more information, call the Tour Information Line at (602) 514-8400

The off-season is still a busy time at the ballpark. Several non-baseball related activities go on during January and February including a monster truck competition and a Supercross motorcycle race. Each year in early February the turf at Chase Field will be replaced for the upcoming baseball season. This will give the grass ample time to grow leading up to the final two spring training games held at Chase Field before the regular season begins.

Tucson Electric Park 5

Spring Training in Arizona is a rite of passage. It marks the ending of winter and gives fans an excuse to begin thinking of baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks made their spring home in Tucson Arizona at the friendly confines of Tucson Electronic Park from 1998 to 2010.

Within this section of the site you will be able to find all the information necessary to share in the spring experience of Cactus League baseball. You will find a description of Tucson Electric Park including field dimensions. You will find a map to help you find your way to the historic ballpark. And once you get there, you will be well informed since the site also provides a seating chart of where you will may have sat and how much tickets cost you at the gate.

Finally you will find a Spring Training schedule for the years when the Diamondbacks played in Tucson. This will allow you a great resource to research how the Diamondbacks played each spring. The schedule is updated with wins and losses to help you remeber your day at the ballpark.

Tucson Electric Park went on to be the regular season home of the Tucson Sidewinders the Triple-A affiliate for the Diamondbacks for a while.  When the Sidewinders moved and became the Reno Aces the stadium was used by the San Diego Padres as their Triple-A affiliate until the 2014 season when that team moved to El Paso TX.

 

Salt River Fields 7

In partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) hosted a press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009 to discuss the exciting partnership to build a Major League Baseball spring training facility on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The project would be the first Major League spring training facility in the U.S. to be built on Indian land. The press conference provided views of the proposed stadium, timelines of when it would be completed, and information about the two tribes, two teams and their one new home.

Within this section of the site you will be able to find all the information and history about the most advanced spring training facility in all of Major League Baseball. You will find a description of stadium as well as the practice facilities. You will find a map to help you find your way to this amazing ballpark. And once you get there, you will be well informed since the site also provides a seating chart of where you will may have sat and how much tickets cost you at the gate.

Finally you will find a Spring Training schedule for the years when the Diamondbacks played in Scottsdale. This will allow you a great resource to research how the Diamondbacks played each spring. The schedule is updated with wins and losses to help you remeber your day at the ballpark.

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Game Day 23

There is nothing better than going to a baseball game and no place better than Chase Field to see the Arizona Diamondbacks play.  Within this section you will find all the information you will need about game day at Chase Field.

The Diamondbacks have several promotional giveaways identified for the season.  Selecting this section will provide you with a listing of what will be given at each game.  Not only is the current season listed but for historical purposes you can see what was given for each of the years the Diamondbacks have been a team.

Of course you want to be in your seat before first pitch but there is so much more that goes on before the game actually starts that you are missing out on half the fun.  In the Timeline section you will find a listing of what activities occur and when leading up to the start of a ballgame.  This can be invaluable as you plan your outing to Chase Field.

Although we would like the Diamondbacks to play at Chase Field every day, that is not possible.  The Schedule section will give you a listing of which dates the Diamondbacks are in town so that you can make sure you have tickets for every one.

Sometimes you just can't remember part of the details around a ballgame.  The scoreboard section can help as it will show the outcome of each game played this season.  This can be helpful as you track the Diamondbacks progress throughout the season.

Fan Loyalty Program 9

Beginning in 1999 the Arizona Diamondbacks sponsored a fan loyalty program that rewards fans for attending Diamondback games or shopping at the Team Shop.  Initially the program was called the Frequent Fang Program.  With this system you were awarded points every time you attended a game.  At various intervals these points could be redeemed for prizes.  Shortly afterwards the program was changed to the Diamondbackers program.  This too was points based but also allowed you to gain additional points from purchases at the team shop.  This program like the Frequent Fang program had point thresholds which would allow you to redeem points for various prizes.  Beginning in 2006 the loyalty program changed again.  This incarnation was titled MVP Rewards.  The MVP Rewards program awarded points for attending games and through purchases at the team shop.  The program also included some vendors at the ballpark allowing points to be earned buying concessions.  The MVP Rewards program was also connected to an online mall allowing the member to earn points when shopping via the Internet.  The program was administered by an outsourced vendor and in December 2006 the vendor ceased operations leaving the Diamondbacks without a fan loyalty program.  The team is currently working to find a replacement program and hope to announce something during an upcoming season.

Within this section will be a description of the fan loyalty program, its rules and regulations, and any prize awards that can be earned.  This section will be updated as changes occur to the program.

 

Regular Season Schedules 21

The Arizona Diamondbacks began play on March 31, 1998.  The first night saw a packed crowd at Bank One Ballpark to see the birth of a franchise.  Since that time the Arizona Diamondbacks have travelled to all 30 ballparks on numerous occasions.  They have been a part of several historic games.  Within this section you will find the regular season and post season schedules for every year of the Diamondbacks existance.  So sit back and relive those years gone by and ponder what might have occurred on any of those nights you found yourself at the ballpark.

Spring Training Schedule 20

Each year in mid-February while most of the country is still covered in a blanket of snow and cold weather baseball players begin to gather in Arizona and Florida for the beginning of Spring Training.  It is a glorious time of year when every team is on equal footing and a fan's interest returns to the field where they place their hopes and aspirations at the feet of their favorite players. 

In this section you will find the game schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they play in the Cactus League.  Each game will be listed and provide you with a full spring schedule at a glance.  As the games are played wins and losses will be highlighted as well.