Expect more than just baseball at D-backs home opener

Expect more than just baseball at D-backs home opener
The Arizona Diamondbacks will play home games on an artificial surface in 2019 for the first time in their history.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Lots of new things are happening for the home opener for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

They start their first home series with the World Series Champs Boston Red Sox at Chase Field in Phoenix on Friday, April 5, at 4:10 p.m.

The most significant change for the players is a new field, which is now synthetic turf instead of natural grass. The D-backs say the change will conserving water.

Diamondbacks home opener

Kevin Adger is at Chase Field in preparation for the Arizona Diamondbacks' home opener against the Boston Red Sox.

Posted by KOLD News 13 on Friday, April 5, 2019

Another cool and new thing is the Cox Connection Bullpen. It’s basically a virtual picture that you can take with Randy Johnson, Baxter the mascot or team president Derrick Hall. You snap the picture and then it is sent to your cell phone with your name and an autograph.

Also you can’t forget about the food. One of the great things to get at the ballpark is the food. Among the new choices are the cheezy BLT, the all-day breakfast dog and a healthy option: a vegan burger called the Camelback Burger.

Tucson-based fans will benefit from the D-backs Express Bus. It will take fans from the Foothills Mall all the way to Chase Field.

Thanks to the bus, fans won’t have to worry about parking, driving or even filling up the gas tank. For more information about the bus, click HERE.

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