Sky Harbor International Airport
4 miles/10 minute drive to Chase Field
WHERE TO STAY? Hotels Near Chase Field (all within walking distance)
Renaissance Marriott Downtown Hotel
Chaser budget traveler
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Downtown
WHERE TO PARK?
When entering downtown Phoenix, look for electronic message boards on the highway and streets to direct you to the best route to avoid traffic. Street, paid lots and garage parking is available around Chase Field and Copper Square. Chase Field Parking can range from $10 to $25 on a typical day, depending on the Diamondbacks opponent as well as the distance to Chase Field. Look east of the ballpark for the least inexpensive lots (between Washington and the railroad tracks).
Ballpark Chasers Tip: with so many hotels near Chase Field, avoid driving and parking by choosing a hotel within walking distance to the ballpark. Otherwise, we have reports of free parking southwest of the stadium, on Grant St. between 2nd & 3rd (only about a 10 minute walk to the ballpark from here).
WHERE TO EAT?
Pizza Bianco is the mecca of pizzerias. People travel across the country to try their pie. Just two blocks North of Chase Field makes Pizza Bianco extremely difficult to get seating before and after a Diamondback game. We highly suggest coming several hours before game time in order to get through the line (seriously)! If you don't have the patience or the time, head over to one of Chase Field's newest attraction. Located on the Westside of the ballpark, Game Seven Grill replaces the old Sliders American Grill. GSG is a barbecue-style sports bar that is home of the "Hottest Wings in Baseball". They are apparently so hot, you have a sign a waiver before digging in. We haven't had a chance to sample them yet so let us know your thoughts. Other favorites include their tape-measure shot sandwich, the snake-bite sandwich, and the smoky chicken nachos.
Ballpark Chasers Favorite Bar- Game Seven Grill
If looking to dine with a ballpark view, check out Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill, located just behind the left field grandstand. Friday’s is a great spot and open year-round but if eating during the game, we suggest calling ahead. Other fun options within the park include Cactus Corn flavored popcorn, Fatburgers, Peter Piper Pizza, and Churro Dogs. A Churro Dog is churro placed in a hot dog bun shaped donut that is topped off with frozen yogurt, caramel, and chocolate!
Don’t forget the Ballpark Chasers Meal, which includes a Venom Dog, fries and a Gordon Biersch beer (located in section 121 & 314). The best deal in the ballpark is only $5.50. This includes a 14-ounce beer and a "value" hot dog which is less than a beer alone at other parks.
New to Chase Field in 2016: Cheeseburger Dog. Basically it's a hot dog made of Char-Grilled Hamburger. The hamburger has been ground up and mixed with chopped smoked bacon, green onion and cheddar cheese. Lastly, they are breaded with milk and flour, deep-fried and served on a hot dog bun with smoked bacon and secret sauce!
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS?
Chase Field was just over half full during a typical game in 2015. Tickets are usually easy to purchase on game days or from scalpers around the ballpark. Ballpark Chasers recommends pre-purchasing your tickets through TicketMonster.com.
2016 Diamondbacks ticket promotions include: Los D-backs Fiestas de la Familia, Friday Nights Fireworks, Matinee Games and Throwback Thursdays.
Ballpark Chasers Fun Fact: The famous Ram Truck Pool located in center field, is actually a suite and can only be purchased as a group package. This one of a kind package seats up to 35 people and will only set you back a cool $4500-$7000.
WHERE TO SIT?
Chase Field is a fully air-conditioned ballpark complete with a pool and hot tub in right-center field. Learn more about the unique features of Chase Field and the best seats for a Diamondbacks game by reading the Chase Field Seating Guide.
WHEN TO GO?
The last time we checked, Phoenix was in the middle of the desert! Desert equals HOT weather. Throughout downtown, local businesses have misters spraying water outside for their customers. Average temperatures are over 100 degrees in the months of June, July, August and September. We highly suggest planning a trip in the months of April or May. Keep in mind, Chase Field does have a retractable roof and air conditioning inside the ballpark for a more enjoyable experience.
WHAT ELSE TO SEE?
Within walking distance of the ballpark lies Heritage Park. This is home of the Arizona Science center and IMAX Theater. Also close by is Copper Square- more great restaurants and an AMC Theatre to catch a flick. If you are feeling a little tired (or just too hot to walk), hop on a Rickshaw.
To work off some of those greasy ballpark foods, take advantage of wonderful hiking trails surrounding the Phoenix area. Some of the top rated include: Camelback Mountain, South Mountain Park, Summit Trail and Echo Canyon Trail. Another great way to get a view of the desert is through the Arizona Safari Jeep Tours. These Jeep tours range from mild to intense but all come with breathtaking views. Choose a rugged off-road adventure into the Western canyon lands, the scenic beauty of the Mogollon Rim, or experience Sedona’s famous Vortex energy. Also top rated attractions from locals and our staff are the Phoenix Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.
BALLPARK CHASERS VACATION?
If you are traveling a great distance to come to Arizona, we highly recommend turning Chase Field into the "West Coast 4" Ballpark Chaser vacation. This includes traveling to Petco Park in San Diego, Angels Stadium in Anaheim and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The longest stretch of a drive is from San Diego to Phoenix, which takes roughly five hours (356 miles). Find the cheapest plane ticket to any of these four destinations and get a rental car with good gas mileage.
Last updated by Ballpark Chasers.