As the Diamondbacks open their home slate tonight against the Dodgers, fans will get their first taste of the changes at Chase Field.
The most noticeable is the brand-new, high-definition Jumbotron, which at 144 feet wide and 55 feet high is the biggest scoreboard in baseball.
Fans got a sneak preview of the scoreboard in two of Arizona’s spring exhibition games, but not all the bells and whistles were revealed.
“Opening day is when we’re going to unveil it and really show what it can do,” said Shaun Rachau, vice president of communications.
Traditional favorites like the hot dog races will remain, but new features such as DB-TV (Diamondbacks television, which will be a guide for the fans) will be added.
In the upper concourse of left field is a new feature called the Sandlot. Kids can play Wiffle Ball in a miniature version of Chase Field, and there’s also a batting cage in this family-friendly area.
On the Insight Diamond Level, a lounge/bar has been added. The Strike Zone lounge, located behind home plate, has been renovated as well.
As for the food, Gordon Biersch and Fatburger have been added to the list of available concessions.
Four food items have been reduced in price — regular hot dog, large popcorn, 24-ounce soft drink and jumbo pretzel — and all other food prices will remain the same.
There will also be healthier options, including fruit plates and a Healthy Kids Meal that includes a crustless peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, carrot sticks, low-fat ranch dressing, fruit and a juice box for $5.50.