Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Chase Field is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Built in 1998, the venue boasts a retractable roof and hosts events year round including concerts, the PBR circuit, BMX and monster truck events.
Chase Field parking
Visitors to Chase Field have a variety of parking options. The Chase Field Parking Garage is on 4th Street between Jefferson and Lincoln, and the US Airways Center parking garage and a City of Phoenix parking garage are both nearby on Washington street. Don't like parking garages? There are a number of privately owned lots in the vicinity of Chase Field, although these vary in price.
Hotels near Chase Field
There are a number of hotels right down the street from Chase Field. They include Palomar Phoenix CityScape, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Renaissance Phoenix and the Sheraton Phoenix downtown. History buffs might be interested in staying at the Hotel San Carlos a few blocks north, a legendary spot that once hosted Hollywood's elite.
Seating at Chase Field
Chase Field is a viewer friendly ball park. Visitors are able to see the action from almost any angle, but prices vary depending on how close (or far) from the action you want to sit. "Lettered" sections (ie: A, R, S) are some of the more popular seats, but vary in location and perspective. The outfield bleacher section is great for families, and hosts countless little league teams and scouting groups throughout the MLB season.
Food at Chase Field
Chase Field has your typical baseball fare, as well as a variety of restaurants and dessert options. Hot dogs, peanuts, pop corn and cotton candy are easy to find, but visitors interested in sitting down to eat can opt for a meal at Friday's Front Row Sports Grill. Chain options like Peter Piper Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Fat Burger are also available. Hot dog fanatics will want to make sure and sample the D-Bat Corn Dog.
Beer at Chase Field
A beer at Chase Field will cost you between $6 and $10 depending on what size and brand you select. Vendor's all over the ball park sell Bud and Bud Light, Coors and Coors Light and Michelob Ultra. Imports like Corona, Amstel and Heineken are also available. Guests looking for a cocktail or martini should swing by Friday's Front Row Sports Grill.
Parking alternatives at Chase Field
The Valley Metro light rail runs to and from Chase Field, dropping fans off directly across the street from the stadium. Traveling westbound on the light rail? Get off at the 3rd Street and Washington stop and walk south. Traveling eastbound on the light rail? Get off at 3rd Street and Jefferson. The light rail stops right in front of Chase Field.
What to bring to Chase Field
Thanks to the stadium's retractable roof, visitors don't need to worry about bringing gear for bad weather. If you attend a game early in the season, do bring sunscreen. Chances are good the roof will stay open, exposing you to the sun. Visitors sitting in the bleacher section should bring a cushion or folding bleacher seat, as the metal slabs can get uncomfortable. Are you especially sensitive to temperature? Make sure to bring a sweatshirt, the air conditioning at Chase Field is quite cool.
Insider tip for Chase Field
Ball park food fans won't want to miss out on The Churro Dog, a desert delicacy consisting of a cinnamon churro "hot dog" on top of a Long John donut bun, topped with frozen yogurt, chocolate and caramel.
Author's bio: Chad Birt has lived in Phoenix for 9 years. He's a bike rider, bookworm and freelance writer.