Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chase Field

Upper deck down the left field line

The Reds were in town, so I went to the game last night at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. It's a massive structure with a retractable roof. The roof was closed tonight and the inside cooled to escape the 105ยบ heat outside. I may have to go back in late September and watch a game when the roof is open.

The stadium, with it's hangar-type roof and windows along the top, has the feel of an old-style fieldhouse, but on a much larger scale. It has all the amenities of a modern stadium - giant center field scoreboard, concession stands everywhere, restaurants overlooking the outfield, etc.

The Reds won 11-7 after scoring 4 runs in the 8th to tie the game and 4 runs in the 9th to win it. I also found out I was part of history. This game had the smallest crowd in Diamondbacks history - 15,509 in attendance.

Just about ready to start

The field is ready to go

Looking across the diamond from the upper deck along the left field line

Edinson Volquez on the mound

The mongo scoreboard in center field

Leaving Chase Field