Chase Field is a retractable roof stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It is home to Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks and opened in 1998. The Chase Field has a seating capacity of 48,405. The air-conditioned facility allows baseball fans to enjoy the game without worrying about Phoenix’s summer heat or monsoon storms.

The Chase Field was formerly known as Bank One Ballpark and opened in 1998 as the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the first stadium built in the United States with a retractable roof over a natural grass playing surface.

The park was built during a wave of new, baseball-only parks in the 1990s. Although nearly all of these parks were open-air, it was taken for granted that a domed stadium was a must for a major-league team to be a viable venture in the Phoenix area due to its hot climate.

Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field
Phoenix Airport

How to Get to Phoenix

The nearest airport to the Chase Field is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) which is located about 4 miles away from the arena. British Airways operates non-stop flights between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) with a flight time of approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Phoenix, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

The Valley Metro Rail has a stop at 3rd St/Washington, which is a 6-minute walk from Chase Field. Trains run every 15-20 minutes and you can buy your fare at any light rail station. It is recommended to purchase an all-day pass to avoid queues at the fare vending machines after the game.

You can also take a bus to get to Chase Field. There are several bus lines that pass near Chase Field, including lines 1 and 7 and the nearest bus stop is Washington St & 9th St, which is a 1-minute walk away.

Phoenix Mass Transit Map
Phoenix State Farm Arena

Staying in Phoenix

Airbnb and Sonder are available and there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites like Expedia.

Downtown Phoenix is a bustling area with a variety of concerts, sporting events, restaurants, and bars. The whole of Downtown Phoenix is just over 1.5 square miles, so it is easy to get around without a car. Within those 1.5 miles are exciting concert venues, the Phoenix Convention Center, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, and family-friendly attractions.

The Footprint Center, home arena for the Phoenix Suns (NBA), is just one block away.

Arizona Diamondbacks Tickets

The Arizona Diamondbacks sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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