How to Watch Batting Practice at Chase Field [Arizona Diamondbacks]


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Watching batting practice gives fans an opportunity to see players up close and personal. Some players use this time to sign autographs and interact with fans. But what about Arizona Diamondbacks games at Chase Field? Can you watch batting practice at Chase Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Chase Field, although it’s worth noting that batting practice begins prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans will only be able to see part of batting practice. The official time that Arizona Diamondbacks batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

The Diamondbacks will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible. You can check out the Diamondbacks information guide to check out any updates.

Chase Field gates open 90 minutes prior to game time according to the Diamondbacks information guide. Because of this, when fans enter the stadium, Diamondbacks batting practice will likely already be underway, or near conclusion depending on start time. The road team will begin batting practice after the Diamondbacks are finished. However, season ticket holders are usually let in early, according to the team guide.

Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to weather or other circumstances. Batting practice time is at the manager’s discretion, but as I mentioned earlier, most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Arizona Diamondbacks Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at Chase Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Chase Field. As we discussed above, the official time that Arizona Diamondbacks batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly 2.5 hours before game time.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

Chase Field gates open 90 minutes prior to game time. Because of this, when fans enter the stadium, Diamondbacks batting practice may already be underway, or near conclusion depending on start time. The road team will begin batting practice after the Diamondbacks are finished. However, season ticket holders are usually let in earlier, so season ticket holders may be able to watch the entire batting practice session.

The main takeaway is that even though, yes, fans are allowed to enter the stadium early to watch batting practice at Chase Field, because the gates only open 90 minutes prior to first pitch, the Diamondbacks will often be underway and some Diamondbacks players may already be done. The road team will then take batting practice.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice?

As we discussed above, Chase Field gates open 90 minutes prior to game time (source). It is worth noting that gate times are always subject to change, but most teams stick to normal gate times as much as possible.

After the Diamondbacks complete their portion of batting practice, the road team will take the field and hold batting practice. For more information on stadium gates, visit our Chase Field Gate & Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice?

You will, of course, need a game ticket to be able to enter Chase Field and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Arizona Diamondbacks game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying tickets at Chase Field. If you are looking for more options to get tickets, check out our article on the best places to buy diamondbacks tickets.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at Chase Field

If you are looking for something to do around Chase Field before or after the game, we recommend checking out CityScape and Heritage Square. Both of these unique experiences you are not likely to find anywhere else.

Heritage Square is where the Heritage and Science Park is located that is dedicated to preserving the past traditions and culture. Located between North 5th Street and North 7 Street, here you will find the most exceptional examples of preserved Victorian houses from 1895. You can also visit the museum and shops, all residing within restored historic buildings.

CityScape, is located along the intersections of South Central Avenue with Washington Street. Here, you can explore the many shops, eateries, and entertainment venues. On hot days, bring the kids to SpalshPad at CityScape to cool off in the fountains. This is a great area to hangout, get any last items before the game or get a meal.

If you are wanting to get a jersey of you favorite current or past Diamondbacks player, I would encourage you to check out our Authentic Diamondbacks Jersey article.

Arizona Diamondbacks Contact Info

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