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Chase Field Looks to Expand Programming with Arizona State, NCAA

Chase Field opened its gates to Arizona State’s wrestling team on Saturday, Jan. 11, and, in doing so, became the first ballpark to host a collegiate wrestling event in history.  It marked the start of what Chase Field hopes will be an expanded partnership with NCAA athletics, not just for their own venue, but for MLB ballparks across the country.  Read more here.

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As Season Rolls to a Close, Still Time to Gobble Up ‘SI Cover Dog’ and More

For Arizona Diamondbacks fans who like to stick to the basics at home games, peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jack remain obvious options.  But for those whose game-day taste borders on outrageous, Stephen Tilder, executive chef at Chase Field in Phoenix, has some options.  Read more and view photos here.

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For the First Time Ever, WWE Rumble Event Will Take Place at a Baseball Park

WWE: Royal Rumble 2019 will take place at a baseball stadium for the first time ever, with tickets going on sale this Friday.  The event will take place at Chase Field in Phoenix (AZ) on January 27, 2019.  Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, holds nearly 50,000 fans – three times the capacity of Talking Stick Resort Arena, where the 2013 event was held.  Read more here.

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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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Ballpark Quirks: Chase Field’s Swimming Pool

Sports IllustratedArizona Diamondbacks LogoIn a new series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks.  Up now:  Chase Field’s swimming pool.  Read more and view photo here.

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Diamondbacks Introduce $25 D-Bat Corn Dog

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoThe Arizona Diamondbacks have unveiled the new D-Bat Dog that will be sold at Chase Field this season for a cool $25.  It’s an 18-inch corn dog stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapenos and bacon, served with a side of fries.  Read more here.

D-Bat Dog, Arizona Diamondbacks photo

D-Bat Dog, Arizona Diamondbacks photo

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Zizzy, Other Mascot Friends Converge on Chase Field to Celebrate D. Baxter’s Birthday

Goodyear Ballpark‘s mascot Zizzy and other team mascots in Arizona visited Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to celebrate D. Baxter Bobcat‘s birthday.  D. Baxter has been the Diamondbacks’ mascot since 2000.  Zizzy was modeled after “The Ziz,” the $450,000 baseball-themed fiberglass sculture sitting outside of Goodyear Ballpark.  Read more here.

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