The Arizona Diamondbacks made their debut before a packed house at Chase Field on March 31, 1998. Over 3.6 million fans filled the ballpark to see the team and the ballpark during their first year of play. A four tier grandstand extends from the left field foul pole to homeplate and around to the right field foul pole. Bleacher seats are behind both the left and right field fences. A 25 foot center field wall serves as the hitters back drop with the main video/scoreboard above. The most unusual feature at Chase Field, is the swimming pool, located behind part of the right field fence. Other than the pool, Chase Field has many other amenities. Overlooking left field and third base is Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill, which offers food and entertainment. Although the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the youngest franchises in Major League Baseball, the team has had success in its young history, winning the 2001 World Series against the New York Yankees. The newest addition to Chase Field is the $12 million, 136 feet wide by 46 feet high HD video/scoreboard, installed in 2008.
After the 2018 season the Diamondbacks announced plans to replace the grass playing field with a synthetic grass turf designed specifically for baseball. The team decided to switch to turf due to the challenges of growing natural grass, allows the team to provide a consistent playing surface for players and keeps the roof of Chase Field closed during the summer months allowing the ballpark to remain at a perfect temperature for fans.