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All rights reserved. ", It writes: "Chase Field provides good game day enjoyment and it is easy to reach and traverse. It is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. "Both radial and linear retractable roof options were studied," the architects wrote, "with the roof serving a dual role of providing comfort from Arizona's extreme outside temperatures, and when opened, shading the adjacent 365-day, mixed-use climate-controlled plazas.". The Arizona Republic's Catherine Reagor contributed to this story. Renderings of what appears to be a new stadium for the Arizona Diamondbacks were leaked recently. If the new stadium was built on tribal land, the team would pay the same taxes as currently charged at Chase Field.” One uncertainty would, of course, be the park’s location. I get that some baseball purists don’t see why Chase Field would have a pool within its ballpark, but spend enough time in Arizona’s God-awful heat, and they’ll come to love it. Under this deal, the Diamondbacks could leave Chase Field without penalty as soon as 2022 -- provided, anyway, the new stadium is built within Maricopa County. Late last week, MEIS architects briefly posted photos on their website that appear to depict a new stadium for Arizona's MLB franchise. For the Win ranks all 30 stadiums in Major League Baseball for the 2020 season. There are plenty of distractions, from restaurants and bars to the famous swimming pool behind the right-field fence. and the look of the stadium (is it ugly?) In addition to its own swimming pool and hot tub, this massive stadium features a retractable roof. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. That’s the big question. We don’t have to explain just how inhumanly hot the Phoenix area gets in the summer. The proposed venue would have about 38,000 seats, 40 luxury suites, 4,000 club/premium seats and a retractable roof, according to AZ Snake Pit. A recommendation is to visit early in the season (April) to enjoy a game with the roof open. The size of the stadium (is it too big? Do MLB writers agree with the criticism of the ballpark? If this all seems like a ploy for the Diamondbacks to become the latest franchise blessed with a new stadium ... well, it probably is. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Those developers deserve a Medal of Honor. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. A rendering of the inside of a new Arizona Diamondbacks staidum.

Attending a D-backs game at Chase Field is a unique and exciting entertainment experience. The Arizona Diamondbacks are free to relocate -- sort of. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. And I just don't get the pool beyond the right field fences.

Subscribe to today, It writes: "Baseball beat writers loathe this park, and it isn't the greatest place to catch a game. Who takes their bathing suit to a baseball game? The Diamondbacks downplayed the discovery of the drawings. Unfortunately, the stadium itself doesn't stand out from an aesthetic standpoint. The shame is that if you can block out all the extra stuff and focus simply on the playing field and the lower seating bowl, it’s quite a nice place.

Sure, it has drier heat than another infamously hot ballpark, Globe Life Park in Arlington, but that doesn’t matter when summertime temps can easily reach 110-plus degrees.
Previous possible stadium locationswere rumored to be spots near the team's spring training facilities at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and near the Phoenix Rising soccer stadium by the intersection of the Loop 101 and Loop 202. Ok, now that our baseball purist rant is over, we can admit that it’s not that bad of a ballpark. I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy, Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes, 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays. Before taking control, the team said nearly $8 million in repairs were necessary during the 2018-2019 off-season. Even the Diamondbacks ownership hate this ballpark. All Rights Reserved. Chase Field was the first stadium built in the United States with a retractable roof over a natural-grass playing surface, which was replaced by synthetic turf in 2019. Could the Arizona Diamondbacks' next stadium look something like this? ", Andrew Joseph writes: "It’s cavernous, has too many seats and feels like an airplane hangar. The Arizona Diamondbacks were the listed clients accompanying the renderings and it had a project date of 2019, according to AZ Snake Pit. Enjoy the place formerly known as the BOB while you can -- it doesn't seem long for the sport. Start with the hot tub pools just beyond the outfield wall. The stadium is ranked in the bottom 10 of MLB ballparks in every recent ranking we found. The Arizona Diamondbacks can leave Chase Field and end the team's 20-year residence at the downtown Phoenix stadium as early as 2022, Maricopa County leaders decided Wednesday. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Stay in the know. It’s large and cozy at the same time, with a well-balanced outfield of scoreboard and seating. section: | slug: diamondbacks-receive-permission-to-move-to-new-stadium-as-early-as-2022 | sport: baseball | route: | Check out a Diamondbacks game during your visit! No. Now, the Diamondbacks have trouble coming close to sellouts even for big games against prime opponents. Could it be envisioned near Papago Park, South Mountain or another natural landmark? Subscribe to today.