The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have added new experience and elements to Chase Field in 2019, including a new playing surface, new food items an expanded virtual reality experience and new Team Shop gear for all fans to enjoy.
New Food Items
The D-backs and Levy Restaurants have added new food items to the dining experience at Chase Field in 2019, including:
Chicken and Donuts: Crispy Tyson popcorn chicken mixed with donut holes and covered in powdered sugar served with a side of maple syrup. Available for $11 at Gonzo’s Grill.
505 Fry Bread Taco: Native fry bread shell topped with ranch beans, carnitas, 505 Southwestern green chile sauce, Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. Available for $14 at Taste of Chase.
Camelback Burger (Vegan): A freshly grilled plant-based burger topped with brown sugar-truffle ketchup, jalapeño relish, avocado, lettuce, herb mustard, cucumber and crispy onion flakes on a vegan bun. Available for $14 at Paradise Valley Burger Co.
Strawberry Cheesecake Shake: Danzeisen strawberry milk, soft serve, strawberries, graham cracker crumbs, New York cheesecake, whipped cream, chocolate and a graham cracker rim. Available for $10 at Sizzle & Cheese and Taste of Chase.
Big Jalapeño Popper Dog: Traditional foot-long hot dog topped with roasted jalapeño cream cheese, bacon, fried jalapeños and onions. Available for $15 at Big Dawgs.
Chase Field Sr. Executive Chef Stephen Tilder collaborated with Sports Illustrated’s Charlotte Wilder to create three unique 18-inch hot dogs that will be available for limited time throughout the season, including:
All Day Breakfast Dog: An 18-inch Schreiner’s hot dog topped with hash browns, country gravy, Cheddar cheese, bacon, fried eggs, Tapatío hot sauce and green onion. Available for $30 in April and May only at Big Dawgs.
Reuben Some Dirt On It Dog:, An 18-inch Schreiner’s hot dog placed in a rye hot dog bun topped with Reuben mac and cheese, fried pickles, secret sauce and green onion. Available for $30 in June and July only at Big Dawgs.
S.I. Cover Dog: An 18-inch Schreiner’s bratwurst placed in an onion hot dog bun topped with Jalapeño-Granny Smith apple coleslaw, fried mac and cheese, barbecue aioli, house-cured beer pickles and green onion. Available for $30 in August and September only at Big Dawgs.
Other new food items include:
Cheesy BLT: Bacon, longhorn-Colby and tomato on a sourdough bread. Available for $11 at Sizzle & Cheese.
American Cheese and Fries: Triple American cheese slices, with crisp fries on a sourdough bread. Available for $11 at Sizzle & Cheese.
Hatch Valley Cheesesteak: Philly ribeye, 505 Southwestern green chile sauce, cheese sauce and crispy battered onions on a potato roll. Available for $12 at Taste of Chase.
Shaw “B1K” Synthetic Grass
The D-backs have installed state-of-the-art synthetic grass at Chase Field in partnership with Shaw Sports Turf for the 2019 season. The “Batting a Thousand” Natural Turf (B1K) is a dual fiber system comprised of Shaw’s high-performance Strenexe® XD slit film and Shaw’s Bolt® monofilament. This system provides high durability and maintains adequate infill levels across the field. The Bolt fiber provides excellent ball roll, friction and natural grass aesthetics, ensuring that the playing surface at Chase Field will appear nearly identical to that which has been in place since the stadium opened in 1998.
The Geofill® Performance Infill within the blades forms a firm surface similar to natural soil with lower energy rebound levels identical to high-performance natural grass. The result is a more natural playing posture and motion from the players, creating less fatigue as their bodies will not have to overcompensate for the “bounciness” of the surface. The B1K surface also creates natural baseball bounce, allowing players to charge the ball confidently while fielding. The D-backs’ commitment to sustainability also played a role in the change, as the Geofill infill is made from natural materials that are environmentally friendly. In addition to conserving cooling energy by keeping the roof closed during the daytime, the transition to a synthetic playing surface is expected to provide 90% savings -- nearly two million gallons -- in water consumption each season by requiring less water to maintain the system.