Phoenix Weather at Chase Field
|Click on the banner to the left to find out if the latest Phoenix weather forecast will affect the baseball score. Or learn how you should dress for today’s Arizona game at Chase Field, Phoenix. Chase Field, aka Bank One Ballpark, is the Phoenix home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The $354 million ballpark, which opened March 1998, has become one of the game's most recognizable landmarks. It has everything from a retractable roof to a signature swimming pool. This baseball-only facility has the best site lines in MLB. More than 80 percent of the seats are inside the foul poles, and there is no upper deck around the outfield. To combat the extreme heat in the summertime, Chase Field uses an
8,000-ton cooling system, which is the equivalent of cooling some 2,500 Arizona homes.
Almost symmetrical, the park dimensions are 330/334 down the lines, 374 in the alleys and 407 in center. The outfield is slightly larger than typical parks due to the configuration of the park, which contributes to the high number of doubles and triples. The thin desert air in Phoenix, short fences down the line, and the low walls all help to make Chase Stadium a hitter’s ballpark.
As a hitter’s ballpark, ESPN ranks Chase Field #12. However, in 2010, Chase Field ranked #4 in total runs scored per game for both teams with 9.72. Only Coors Field (10.59), Yankee Stadium (10.31), and Fenway Park (10.01) allowed more runs.
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