Gameday Timeline

Chase Field opens its gates two hours prior to most home games. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to watch batting practice, infield workouts and the pre-game ceremonies. There will be some dates during the season (generally when a day game follows a night game) that the team may elect to skip batting practice, infield practice or both. Listed below is a countdown for each typical game start time.

 

 
Game Time
Event
12:40 PM 1:10 PM 5:10 PM 6:40 PM 7:10 PM
Visitors Early Batting Practice -- -- 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
Diamondbacks Early Batting Practice -- -- 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
Diamondbacks Pitchers -- -- 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
Visitors Batting Practice 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
Diamondbacks Batting Practice 11:00 PM 11:30 AM 3:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Remove Batting Cages, Field Maintenance 11:45 AM 12:15 PM 4:15 PM 5:45 PM 6:15 PM
Diamondbacks Infield Practice 11:50 AM 12:20 PM 4:20 PM 5:50 PM 6:20 PM
Visitors' Infield Practice 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 4:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM
Grounds Crew Prepare the Field 12:10 PM 12:40 PM 4:40 PM 6:10 PM 6:40 PM
Introductions / Public Address Welcome 12:13 PM 12:43 PM 4:43 PM 6:13 PM 6:43 PM
Line-Ups Announced 12:18 PM 12:48 PM 4:48 PM 6:18 PM 6:48 PM
National Anthem 12:26 PM 12:56 PM 4:56 PM 6:26 PM 6:56 PM
Ceremonial First Pitch 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Umpires Meeting at Home Plate 12:31 PM 1:01 PM 5:01 PM 6:31 PM 7:01 PM
Play Ball! 12:40 PM 1:10 PM 5:10 PM 6:40 PM 7:10 PM

 

Gates open 90 minutes prior to first pitch for the general public. For Diamondbacks Season Ticket Holders gates open 2 hours prior to first pitch except on Sundays. There is no early entry on Sunday.