Chase Field was completed in 1998 to house one of the newest teams in Major League Baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The towering structure is one of the few venues in the MLB with a retractable roof, which uses two 200-horsepower engines and more than four miles of cable to open or close in only four and a half minutes. With a capacity of 48,569, the ballpark has ample seating and spectacular sight lines that allow fans to get a great view of the action. Chase Field is also the first and only ballpark in the Majors to feature a pool. Located behind the fence in right-center field, the pool seats are some of the most sought-after tickets on the market and they have been the recipient of countless home run balls over the years.
The designers of Chase Field wanted to eliminate any obstructed views, and amazingly, nearly 85 percent of the ballpark's seats are located between the foul poles. The ballpark is also home to one of the most impressive video boards in all of professional sports. The giant video board is located in center field and is the widest display system in the MLB. Measuring 136 feet wide and 46 feet tall, the high-definition LED board can produce up to 4.4 trillion colors. Additionally, in 2007, the Diamondbacks installed an LED ribbon display that circles around the entire second deck of the stadium. At 1,119 feet, it is one of the largest in Major League Baseball.
As one of the largest structures in downtown Phoenix, Chase Field is surrounded by a plethora of bars, restaurants and night clubs that fans can enjoy before and after the game. The building is also linked up to Phoenix's public transportation system and also offers approximately 18,600 parking spaces within a 15-minute walk of the ballpark.
Chase Field was the site of the Diamondback's first and only World Series title in 2001, when the squad knocked off the heavily-favored New York Yankees. Since then, the team has extensively scouted new players and now field one of the youngest and most talented teams in the National League. After winning their division in 2011, the Diamondbacks have set their sights on recapturing their previous World Series magic and bringing another title home to the Phoenix faithful.