Not the Pool or Retractable Roof, but This Is the Most Unique Feature at MLB’s ‘Worst Stadium’

Published 10/30/2023, 9:10 AM EDT

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are consistently working on improving fan experience. Although it was once a highly recognized MLB stadium, recent criticisms have shown that air conditioning alone does not determine the best stadium. Hence, the Chase Field authorities have decided upon something new to get back their glory. Besides the most attractive feature, the swimming pool, they have introduced something more unique during the D-backs’ 20 anniversary.

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The Chase Field was introduced to the MLB World in 1998, the year the Diamondbacks made their MLB debut as an expansion team. Within 3 years of its opening, the ground has hosted 2001 World Series games. However, after over two decades, 2023 has three World Series games scheduled in the Snakes’ home ground. Before experiencing the first Chase Field game on Monday night, it’s the best time to explore the latest unique features of this stadium.

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To avoid the scorching heat in the summer in Phoenix, the Chase Field has a retractable roof. So, fans can just avoid the outside temperature and step inside the ballpark to enjoy the games. Another exciting thing that the stadium has is the swimming pool. Chase Field was the first to have it. They even have a hot tub next to the pool. But unfortunately, nothing worked to save them from being the ‘worst’.

While facing criticism, authorities have introduced a unique surprise for fans at the stadium. During the 20 anniversary of the home team, the stadium inaugurated the museum inside the ballpark. Situated on the main concourse in the right field behind the Coors Light Strike Zone, this area showcases historic artifacts, memorabilia, photography, and a wall adorned with signed baseballs from nearly all D-backs players and coaches.

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Within the Experience, visitors can explore displays highlighting the team’s 2001 World Series championship, as well as several Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, and Cy Young Awards earned by D-backs players.

About the museum, the president and CEO of the team said, “I mean this is the history of our logo and of our stadium, the history of our franchise, all the great leaders we’ve had here, all the great leaders on the field and in the clubhouse. This is the most fun for me. It’s a perfect time to unveil that.”

However, this was not the first ballpark museum in MLB history. The New York Yankees had it long ago.

The Yankee Stadium Has a Historic Museum

MLB stadiums have unique features to attract the fans. While Chase Field is now trying to shift the attention to its museum, the Yankees have already introduced this concept years back.

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Situated on the lower level at Gate 6, the New York Yankees Museum showcases an extensive array of Yankees’ memorabilia. Within this space, a “Ball Wall” proudly exhibits numerous balls autographed by both former and current Yankees players. Additionally, there are intentions to include autographs from every living player who has been part of the Yankees’ roster.

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Now, it’s time to see whether the Arizona gets the opportunity to showcase their second World Series trophy in their museum.

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Antara Bhattacharyya

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Antara Bhattacharyya is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. With a graduation degree in English literature from a reputed institution, she has been actively involved in content writing for quite some time. Her love for sports writing dates back to her college days, and today, she has cemented her place with astute coverage of Major League Baseball.
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