Diamondbacks Overview

Fast facts

League: MLB

Head Coach: Torey Lovullo

Team Mascot: D. Baxter the Bobcat

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 48405

City / State: Phoenix / Arizona

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Rival Team: Dodgers

An unlikely rivalry developed between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers in 2011 when Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo threw a pitch at Diamondbacks’ Gerardo Parra, who later hit a home run off him much to Kuo’s discontent. This sparked a controversial battle between the two teams that included multiple pitches intentionally being thrown at players and a bench-clearing brawl. Fuel was added to the fire in 2013 when the Dodgers won the NL West and subsequently jumped into the pool in Chase Field, making the Diamondbacks/Dodgers rivalry one of the most exciting and intense games in the lineup.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs

Rival Team: Cubs

There isn’t a rivalry between these two teams, but there are many Chicago Cubs fans in Arizona due to the Cubs presence during spring training. Many Cubs fans also travel to Arizona to see their team play, so when the two cross paths, Chase Field and Phoenix is filled with fans from both teams tailgating and celebrating a beautiful day for baseball

Diamondbacks Tailgate Guide


The vibe at Chase Field can vary from laid back, to fired up if the hated Dodgers or Giants are in town. Most people arrive about ninety minutes until the first pitch to wander around the local town/stadium and absorb the energy at Chase Field. The stadium was designed and executed with fan comfort and accessibility in mind, making for a great experience. One of the nicest fan amenities, especially in the Arizona heat, is the fact that the stadium is air conditioned, which goes a long way in keeping you comfortable in the scorching Arizona summer heat.

Tailgating is not allowed at Chase Field so the fans take their pre-game activities to the many bars within walking distance of the stadium. The festive atmosphere surrounding Downtown Phoenix before a Diamondbacks game is a great time for any baseball fan and creates an unforgettable experience you won’t soon forget.

It’s also worth noting that the regular season isn’t the only time Arizona catches baseball fever. Spring Training is huge in Arizona – teams from the midwest and northeast escape the cold and head to the Arizona heat. Because Arizona itself didn’t have a home team until 1998, you’ll find many Chicago Cubs and White Sox fans, as well as New York Yankees and Giants fans, in Arizona who want to see their teams play while they’re in town, so it isn’t unusual for spring training games to be just as exciting as the regular season.


Field Tour

For 7$ a person ($3 for kids), you can take a guided tour and learn a lot about the field. Depending on when you go, it’s possible you’ll have a private tour with just you and your party. Many fans will say to take advantage of this tour as the field has a lot to offer.

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Bat Scultpure

Check out the Chase Field bat sculpture outside the before entering the stadium. The sculpture presents a good photo op, which is a nice keepsake from your trip to Phoenix.

Fan Fest

Every year the Diamondbacks offer a Fan Fest which allows fans access to current Diamondback players, coaches, and broadcasters. Kids twelve and under are even given free autographs. Fans can also hit in the batting cages, watch a live sports broadcast (or even try out for FOX sports Arizona!), and many other activities. If you want to get into the baseball mood in the middle of winter make sure to check out D-Backs Fan Fest.

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Where to tailgate

Diamondbacks Stadium Guide

In Game

Chase Field was opened in 1998 and was the first stadium built with a retractable roof – only fitting for a state with notorious heat. For the hottest city in North America (average temperature during regular season baseball is a whopping 99 degrees), this roof was a must and the first of its kind in the United States. The Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t let their innovation stop there; a swimming pool was built in the right center field. An incident involving the pool only further ignited an already present rivalry between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers – after clinching the NL West in 2013, Dodgers players jumped into the pool much to the dismay of Arizona players and fans.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a fairly new franchise have joined the National League in 1998, but that didn’t stop them from winning a World Series just a mere four seasons in the major leagues. The Diamondbacks may not have a storied past, but baseball does in Arizona as many teams frequent Arizona for spring training. Games against midwest and northeast teams such as the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees are often riddled with fans from the opposing team, but everyone that goes to Chase Field has one thing in common: a love for baseball and a great game day experience.  

Things to check out

Swimming Pool

One of the best and most unique things about Chase Field is the swimming pool inside the stadium. Located 415 feet from home plate in right-center field, the 35-person pool suite takes experiencing a baseball game to a whole different level.

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Sonoran Hotdog

Arizona fans love their bacon wrapped hot dogs, so getting one from the Red Hot Grill is a must while at Chase Field. Called the Sonoran, the hot dog is wrapped in mesquite-smoked bacon, covered in pico de gallo, ranch style beans, and a drizzle of mayo.

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World Series Trophy

The field houses the 2001 World Series trophy, as well as a highlight reel of their 2001 game 7 win which is a fun and interesting memento to see while at Chase Field.


Stop by the Rotunda and see several tributes to the history of the state of Arizona as well as the D-Backs. The Rotunda houses the D-Backs World Series trophy as well as other memorabilia.

TGI Fridays

This Friday’s built directly in the stadium overlooking left field offers one of the most unique views in all of baseball. Tickets to sit at some of the tables in Front Row Friday’s are a little pricey, and come with a one hour time limit, but it is an experience worth having if you’re able to do so

The Wave

Get ready to stand a lot during the Diamondbacks game because the fans here love to do the wave!

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D. Baxter the Bobcat

Don’t miss the D. Baxter at the game. The D-Backs mascot D. Baxter entertains the crowd throughout the game and kids love him, so give D. Baxter a high five if you see him on the concourse.

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Legends Race

Similar to the Sausage Race in Milwaukee, the Legends Race provides fun between inning entertainment and is a great way to honor some of the best players in D-Backs history. Enjoy the Legends Race and watch past favorites Randy Johnson, Luis Gonzalez, Mark Grace, and and Matt Williams duke it out.

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Fight Songs

  1. D-Backs Swing

    Played after victories at Chase Field

    And the gang’s all here
    We’ve got green grass, red hots and ice-cold beer
    We’re baseballs’ faithful Diamondback Fans
    Backin’ our home team
    Back in the stands

    Let’s go …
    Three up, three down
    Get the D-backs’ swingin’ and take it downtown
    where it’s …

    Going, going, going, gone!
    It’s outta here, boys, now bring it on home
    It’s a fact, Jack,
    I back, you back, we back the D-backs!

  2. Roof Opening Song

    There is no name for the song that is played when the retractable roof is being opened but CEO Derrick Hall compares it to “the clouds parting, very angelic”.

Diamondbacks Bars & Restaurants

  1. Lustre Bar

    Lustre Rooftop Bar

    As downtown Phoenix’s only rooftop lounge, Lustre is a truly exceptional outdoor hangout, expertly balancing sociability with tranquility

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

    Bitter And Twisted

    This stylish haunt with an extensive craft-cocktail menu also features innovative bar bites.

    1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Majerle’s Sports Grill

    Majerles Sports Grill

    Visit to Arizona ain't complete without visiting Majerle's Sports Grill.

    24 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Pomo Pizzeria – Downtown Phoenix


    Pizzeria providing Neapolitan pies, plus Italian fare from antipasti to gourmet panini.

    705 N 1st St #120, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  5. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

    Blue Hound

    At Blue Hound, you’ll find seasonal American fare meant for sharing and pairing--with craft cocktails, wine or beer, that is. So go ahead.

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  6. The Counter Phoenix

    Counter Burger

    Create the ultimate burger with our checklist-style clipboard menu boasting +85 ingredients and over a million possible combinations.

    1130 Avalon Boulevard #1030, Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  7. Mrs White’s Golden Rule Cafe

    Fried Chicken

    Modest, family-owned eatery serving homestyle Southern & soul food 7 days a week since the '60s.

    808 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  8. Pizzeria Bianco

    Pizzeria Bianco pizza

    Cozy, brick-walled restaurant serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas & Italian small plates.

    623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  9. McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon

    McFaddens Restaurant Saloon

    Best place to drink and dance the night away

    9425 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  10. Buffalo Wild Wings


    The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer, and eat wings.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c107, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  11. Yard House

    Yard House

    Always has that distinct sense of belonging in this place.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. Native Grill & Wings

    Native Grill Wings budlight beer buffalo wings

    Known for its signature wings and vibrant atmosphere.

    7273 N 95th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - pizza - $$

  13. Bar Louie

    Bar Louie beer burger

    Bar Louie features a selection of local and regional beers with over 20 taps, unique wines and craveable food in an inviting, urban atmosphere.

    6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Mama Gina’s Pizzeria

    Mama Ginas Pizzeria

    An Italian restaurant that serves flavorful wings, fresh pasta, calzones, sandwiches & NY-style pizza!

    9380 W Westgate Blvd d101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  15. Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy serves only the best seafood!

    6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Spacious eatery offering the most familiar yet delicious Mexican grub and margaritas

    6751 N Sunset Blvd e109, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  17. Opa Life Greek Cafe

    OPA Life Greek Cafe

    The taste of Santorini in Arizona

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c103, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    european - cafe - $$

  18. Shane’s Rib Shack

    Shanes Rib Shack

    Where you can find mouth-watering and tender ribs in Arizona.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd #101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$