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Bank One Ballpark
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Bank One Ballpark

Facility Statistics
Location401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85001
Broke GroundNovember 16, 1995
OpenedMarch 31, 1998
SurfaceKentucky Blue Grass
OwnerMaricopa County Stadium District
Construction Cost$349 million USD
ArchitectEllerbe Becket
Tenants
Arizona Diamondbacks1998-present
Seating Capacity
199848,569
Dimensions
Left Field330 ft / 100.5 m
Left-Center374 ft / 114 m
Left-Center (deep)413 ft / 126 m
Center Field407 ft / 124 m
Right-Center (deep)413 ft / 126 m
Right-Center374 ft / 114 m
Right Field334 ft / 102 m

Bank One Ballpark, also known as The BOB, is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is across the street from the America West Arena, used by the Phoenix Suns.

Bank One Ballpark's main concern is with baseball, being home of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. The park began to be constructed in 1996, and was finished just before the Diamondbacks' first season began, in 1998. It has a retractable roof, one of only a few stadiums in the United States to have one (others are in Houston, Texas, Seattle, Washington and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with another under construction in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale). It also has a swimming pool, which is rented to patrons.

Bank One Ballpark is named after Bank One of Chicago, Illinois, although with their merger with New York City-based Chase, a name change is expected to occur sometime during the 2005 baseball season. It is also host to many concerts and other sports events each year. One of the events it holds annually is the Insight Bowl, a college football bowl game.

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