Video:Tour of Chase Fieldwith Judy Hedding
Ready to take your first trip to the home of the Diamondbacks? Find out fun facts and must-sees at Chase Field in Phoenix.See Transcript
Transcript:Tour of Chase FieldHello, I'm Judy Hedding for about.com. Today we're at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Chase Field is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Just a few minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Chase Field has been the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks since their inaugural season in 1998. People usually start arriving at Chase Field about an hour before the first pitch. Today I'm here about 30 minutes before that lucky little kid screams 'Play Ball,' into the microphone. That's so I can make important decisions, about ballpark food.
Food at Chase FieldChase Field has burgers, sandwiches, pizza, barbecue, burritos, but today, I'm going for a foot long hot dog. This is an Arizona dog, it has cheese, with chorizo and tortilla strips across it. This one is the Wisconsin dog. It has macaroni and cheese and bacon bits. Kids are warming up in the sand lot on the upper level, just in case the Dbacks need a pinch hitter.
Seating at Chase FieldBaxter, the official mascot for the Arizona Diamondbacks, delivers T-Shirts to the fans. As the players take the field, the temperature outside is a sizzling 107 degrees. Thankfully, the retractable roof is closed today, and inside the stadium it's a comfortable 80 degrees. Like other ball parks chase field has many seating options. In between field level and the upper level, there's a diamond level. And that's where I like to sit. The outfield seats offer great views of the action. And, the all you can eat section is very popular. There are many places where you can enjoy snacks lunch, or dinner during the game. The most unique seating option at Chase Field isn't about seating at all, it's about swimming. Chase Field features a pool in right center field. About 415 feet from home plate.
Scoreboard at Chase FieldChase Field's huge scoreboard is mesmerizing. There are so many graphics and stats about both the Diamondbacks and the opposing team that sometimes I forget to watch the game. And, occasionally, there are marriage proposals to watch.
In 2001 a young Arizona Diamondback team stunned the nation by winning the World Series in game seven against the New York Yankees. Every Arizona sport's fan who was at least 8 years old in 201 knows where they were the moment that Luiz Gonzalez hit the single to win game seven for Arizona. You can see that World Series Trophy on display in the chase field rotunda.
Tours of Chase FieldOn days when the diamondbacks aren't playing and in the off season, you can sign up for a tour of Chase Field to learn more about the stadium and see some of the areas of the stadium that aren't accessible to fans on a game day. Thanks for joining me on this trip to the ball park. To learn more about Chase Field, and the Arizona Diamondbacks, visit us at cities and town at About.com.
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