Located in the downtown area, Chase Field has been home of the Arizona Diamondbacks since their start in 1998. And one of the few ballparks to have a retractable roof. It is part of the sports complex, that also includes the arena of the Phoenix Suns.
Getting to it, I would recommend parking in somewhere farther away, and just walk to the ballpark. Luckily for me, I parked at a hostel, which was a short walking distance away. The area around it, can be very chaotic.
As the team does not really have much of a history, there is really not much to see around the ballpark. There is the APS Solar Pavilion, which is a structure that provides cover for fans. And as the name would indicate, it is powered by solar energy. Probably trying to be more environmentally-friendly.
And another being the swimming pool, which is located at the outfield seats. You will have to arrange ahead of time, to be allowed to go inside the pool and have a pool party.
I do think it was an okay place to watch a ballgame, and with the roof closed, a lot more tolerable, as it can reach over 100F outside, during most of the season. And definitely one of the more cheaper ones, as the place rarely sells out. Certainly does not help that the team is currently not doing good, but they are a team on the rise.
I think Chase Field is worth checking out if time permits. And there is the option of watching part of the game for "free", at the TGI Friday's restaurant. And I say it that way, because I am sure that you need buy something in the restaurant to stay.
Not one of the best, but not one of the worst either. It serves its main purpose, which is to watch a baseball game in much comfortable conditions, at much more affordable prices. And a good way to spend an evening in Phoenix, if needing something to do.
Also, on the night of postgame fireworks, you can even watch it from outside the ballpark.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.