A Problematic Past
Before you read all about why the hotels near Chase Field in Phoenix are the best way to get up close to the ballpark while spending a great night in quality accommodations, take a moment to appreciate the obstacles that had to be overcome to make the field part of your trip to Arizona. Added during the heyday of new ballparks in America in the 80s and 90s, the money for the construction was partially raised by increasing the Maricopa county sales tax without a vote from the locals. This caused such an outcry, in fact, that the County Supervisor was violently attacked by a disgruntled citizen. And when the money was finally collected, and the field construction, it came in so over budget it placed a significant financial burden on its new expansion team, the Diamondbacks. But very little good comes without a price and, in the end, the result was far worth the turbulence.
A Prominent Present
The ballpark, originally known as the Bank One Ballpark, or BOB for short, before JPMorgan Chase merged with Bank One, was opened in time for the Diamondbacks inaugural game in 1998. It was the first field with a retractable roof in the United States and the first with a retractable roof and real grass anywhere in the world. In 2001, it saw its team win all four home games in the World Series against the Yankees, taking the championship and denying New York its fourth consecutive title. It has the unique addition of an outdoor pool off the right outfield that can be rented for up to 35 guest during a game and the rare, but traditional, dirt strip between home plate and the pitcher’s mound. It has played host to the World Baseball Classic in 2006, the All-Star game in 2011, and a record-breaking 16-inning game against the Cardinals in 2013. It also opened its field for women’s college basketball, professional bull riding, and the Monster Jam. Be there for the next game or great event with a reservation at one of the hotels near Chase Field in Phoenix.
Your Fantastic Future
You have to admit, it’s hard to deny the appeal of such an outstanding home for one of the greatest sports of all time. And the fact that the ballpark is right in the middle of the capital, surrounded by all the other wonderful reasons to visit, only makes the only idea of heading out to see it all the better. And best of all, the hotels near Chase Field in Phoenix are exactly the kind of place you need to support your big trip. With an eye on economy, hotels like the Knights Inn, Rodeway Inn, and Super 8 give you a comfortable place to rest up before the game and offer very appealing add-ons like free Internet, parking, and breakfast. And just in case your next ballgame is only part of a bigger adventure, the SpringHill Suites will give you some seriously spacious accommodations to support your extended stay. Make your future fantastic with the hotels near Chase Field in Phoenix today.