Chase Field Facts & Figures

Located chaseexteriorin downtown Phoenix Arizona in the Legends District, the stadium was built to be the home of the Major League Baseball expansion Arizona Diamondbacks.

When it opened it was heralded as a state-of-the-art retractable roof stadium capable of having the roof open and close in just over 4 minutes.

With summer temperatures well over 110 degrees, Major League Baseball insisted on a stadium that could shield the players and fans from the intense heat.

On game days where the outside temperature is below 100 and the sun setting the game will typically be played with the roof open. In case of day games and temperatures over the century mark the roof will remain closed and air conditioning is used to cool off the playing surface and seating areas.

In this section you will find pertinent information about Chase Field

 

Stadium Facts & Figures
Name Chase Field (September 23, 2005 - Present)
Previous Name(s) Bank One Ballpark (March 31, 1998 - September 23, 2005)
Architect Ellerbe Becket
Design Principal Bill Johnson
Project Manager John Wasson
Managing Contractor Huber Hunt & Nichols
Ground Breaking November 16, 1995
First Official Game March 31, 1998
Construction Duration 28 Months
Construction Costs $354 million
Physical Address 401 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Coordinates 33° 26’ 43” N 112° 4’ 1” W
Major Cross Streets North: Jefferson Street
South: Lincoln Street
East: 7th Street
West: 4th Street
Capacity 48,633 (2011-present)
48,652 (2009-2010)
48,711 (2008)
49,033 (2002-2007)
48,500 (1998-2001)
Ownership & Operations
Owner Maricopa County Stadium District
Operations Select Artists Associates, LLC
Field Surface & Dimensions
Playing Surface Bull’s Eye Bermuda Natural Grass
Field Dimensions chase dimensionsLF: 330’
LCF: 376’
CF: 407’
RCF: 376’
RF: 335’
Outfield Wall Height LF Corner: 8’ 6” - 10’ 0”
LF: 7’ 6”
CF: 25’
RF: 7’ 6”
RF Corner: 9’ 6” - 8’ 8”
Batters Eye 66’ wide by 27’ 6”
Backstop 62’ wide by 31’ high. Backstop is 57’ from home plate
Concourse The length of the main concourse is 3/8 of a mile
Depth The playing surface is 25’ below street level
Seating The ballpark features 58 private luxury suites, 4,400 club seats, and approximately 20,000 upper level seats. More than 80 percent of the seats are inside the foul poles
Electronic Signage
Video Board 136-feet-by-46-feet high-definition LED video board installed in 2008. Eight times bigger than previous JumboTron
Capability Capable of displaying two true high-definition 16:9 images side by side
Resolution dbTV has 880 native lines of resolution and provides video in up to 4.4 trillion colors
LED Ribbon 1,119-feet long LED ribbon display on second deck facade installed in 2007 and is the largest in MLB
Lineup Board High-definition D-backs and visitors lineup boards measuring 24-feet by 20-feet
Installation Daktronics
Roof
Height 255-feet at highest point
185-feet at lowest point
Span 517-feet. When fully retracted the opening is almost 5.5 acres
Steel 9-million pounds of structural steel
Speed Opens and closes in four and a half minutes with a pair of 200-horsepower motors
Technology Operates with similar technology as draw bridges and overhead traveling cranes
Cabling 4 miles of cable strung through a pulley system
Segments Opens from middle so the two segments of the roof can be opened or closed either in unison or independently
Music The Arizona Diamondbacks commissioned special music to be played when the roof to Chase Field opens. It was written by Frank Boxberger and George Chadwick. The piece is simply titled "Roof Open 1998". The Diamondbacks changed the music in 1999 but after fans complained the team reverted back to the original piece which still plays to this day. It was available on a CD called "Sounds of B.O.B." that could be purchased at the Chase Field Team Shop but is now out of print
Cost to Open/Close It costs approximately $2-$3 to open or close the roof
Roof Information The Roof Hotline can be reached at 602.462.6262 for more information and roof status
Air Conditioning
Manufacturer Northwinds Cooling Systems
Installation Date 2001
Timing Roof remains open until 3 hours prior to game time. The park will cool to 78 degrees before game time
Size 8,000-ton cooling system — the equivalent of cooling 2,500 homes of 2,000 square feet — uses chilled water and is part of the system that serves more than 30 downtown buildings. The plant, a separate building, is just outside the ballpark
RAMTRUCKS.com Pool
Pool Deck 1,288 square feet
Pool Spa 460 square feet
Water Capacity 8,500 gallons of water
Distance 460 feet from home plate
Staff Lifeguards are on duty at every game
Pool Shots The first pool shot to hit the water (on the fly) was hit by Chicago Cubs first baseman Mark Grace on May 12, 1998