History

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While the team may be only a few years old, the franchise is already building a place in history.  From the first moment Arizona began planning for a potential expansion team through the inaugural season to World Series champion there is a lot of events that have occurred.  In this secion you will find a chronology of events, franchise firsts, commemorative baseballs, jersey numbers, and uniforms.

Games

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There is nothing quite like being at the ballpark.  The smells of fresh cut grass and grilling hot dogs.  The sounds of the crack of the bat or a perfect fastball hitting the catcher's mitt.  These are the things that make baseball special.  In the history of the Arizona Diamondbacks there have been countless memories made at each game.  Here you will find schedules, game results, box scores and more to relive each game.

Stadiums

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On November 16, 1995 ground was broken in Phoenix on what would become Bank One Ballpark.  The stadium would be renamed Chase Field in 2005 and remains the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team began Spring Training in 1998 at Tucson Electric Park but moved to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale in 2011.  This section includes information on each of the stadiums the Diamondbacks have called home.

Players

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The Arizona Diamondbacks first player was drafted in 1996 two full years before the team would play their first game.  From that moment on a countless number of players have arrived in Phoenix and worn the uniform of the local team.  In this section you will find rosters from years past, a current roster, transactions of player movements, players who have been All-Stars for the Diamondbacks, and other interesting facts.

 

A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

Stadiums

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There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass in the outfield or the aroma of a brat with fried onions when you are walking around the concourse looking for your seat. Baseball has a way of permeating all of your senses.

Within this section of the web site you will find all the information you need for your visit to the ballpark. You can find reviews and an in-depth look at the stadiums and all the amenities that they have to offer. This includes things to see at the ballpark before and after the game.

Besides information about the Diamondbacks regular season home, you will find information about the Spring Training facilities and schedules for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

If you have never experienced Cactus League baseball, you don't know what you are missing.

The small crowds and beautiful spring Arizona weather make this the destination of choice during the spring months. Don't forget to pack your camera and some sunscreen. The desert sun can wreak havoc on those who have been bottled up inside all winter.

Since the team's inception they have made their home in three places:

 

 

 

Chase Field

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

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

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.

Chase Field Camera Policy

Chase Field Security is enforcing a policy that limits the size and types of cameras that are allowed into the ballpark.  The policy allows still cameras with fixed lenses and those with interchangeable lenses to enter the stadium.

Requesting Player Visits

Requests for player appearances are handled through the Community Relations department of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  For information on the necessary process please see the Arizona Diamondbacks web site for more details.

Contacting the Players

Fans wanting to contact a player seeking an autograph should mail their item to the Arizona Diamondbacks in care of the player's name.