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County Settles Lawsuit, D-Backs Can Now Seek New Ballpark Deal

This past week, the Maricopa County (AZ) Stadium Board of Directors voted 4-1 in favor of settling a lawsuit that will give the Arizona Diamondbacks a chance during the next five years to build a new ballpark somewhere else in the county and leave Chase Field by 2022.  In exchange, the D-backs have to manage and maintain the existing stadium as long as they remain there.  Read more here.

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Diamondbacks Introduce New Food Items

The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced a host of new food items at Chase Field for the 2018 season, including a hot dog hot dog topped in carne asada, french fries, guacamole, queso and pico de gallo.  In the past, Chase has been the home to a bevy of hot dog options, including the cheeseburger dog, churro dog — and, naturally, churro dog 2.0.  Read more and see photos here.

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Diamondbacks Will Use Baseball Humidor in 2018

Chase Field’s standing as one of baseball’s most hitter-friendly ballparks is subject to change.  The Arizona Diamondbacks officially will unveil a humidor for 2018.  The humidor – a climate-controlled chamber in which baseballs are stored – could drastically impact how hard balls are hit and, as a result, how far they travel.  Read more here.

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Dollars Approved for Needed Chase Field Repairs, but No Upgrades

The Maricopa County Stadium District has approved a $3.75 million contract for additional improvements to Chase Field, home field of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but it falls far short of the $187 million in upgrades the team is seeking.  Read more here.

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Diamondbacks Sue County Over Ballpark Lease

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoThe Arizona Diamondbacks have filed suit against the Maricopa County Stadium District to ask for the removal of a clause in their contract that prevents the team from exploring other stadium options.  At issue is the $135 million in capital improvements that the Diamondbacks say the county must make to Chase Field.  Read more here.

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Maricopa County Moves to Sell Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoMaricopa County’s Stadium District Board of Directors unanimously voted Wednesday to sign a letter of intent, opening the door for Integral Group, LLC, to negotiate to buy Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for a minimum price of $60 million.  Read more here.

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Diamondbacks Threaten to Leave Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoThe Arizona Diamondbacks are threatening to sue Maricopa County (AZ) to get out of their lease unless the county spends $187 million to repair/renovate Chase Field.  Read more and listen to press conference here.

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