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Arizona Diamondbacks 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona | by Ken Lund
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Arizona Diamondbacks 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

Chase Field is a stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona and is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. It opened in 1998, in time for the Diamondbacks' first game as an expansion team. Chase Field was also the first stadium built in the United States with a retractable roof.

 

Chase Field's roof is opened or closed depending on the game-time temperature. When the decision is made to close the roof, it is left open for as long as possible before game time in order to keep the grass alive. Even when closed, the park's design allows just enough sunlight to play in true daylight without overheating the stadium.

 

The roof is closed three hours before game time, and a massive HVAC system drops the temperature inside the park 30 degrees by the time the gates open.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_field

 

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Taken on April 10, 2009