Thursday December 7, 2023

Diamondbacks Owner Promises ‘Hundreds of Millions’ For Ballpark

  • The team has acknowledged it needs a major overhaul of its current ballpark — or a completely new one.
  • Owner Ken Kendrick promised “hundreds of millions” to whichever effort is chosen.
Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick and president & chief executive officer Derrick Hall.
Rob Schumacher / USA TODAY NETWORK
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

The future home of the Arizona Diamondbacks is still “up in the air,” according to team officials.

On Monday, the team told reporters it is still mulling over whether to renovate Chase Field or pursue a completely new stadium. Team president and CEO Derrick Hall said that the pandemic delayed the final decision, but he hopes to have an answer during the summer.

Curt Schilling is back in media with OutKick.

Curt Schilling Joining Clay Travis’ OutKick for New Baseball Show

MLB legend is joining Clay Travis OutKick to host a new podcast.
February 21, 2023

The team’s No. 1 priority is using the stadium plan to generate more revenue that can increase the team’s payroll. Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick said he’s willing to put “hundreds of millions” toward an improved fan experience, no matter what. 

One thing is for sure — the current stadium needs work. There are major mechanical issues with the retractable roof, and in-game technology like audio and scoreboards needs an upgrade. 

But team officials must consider multiple factors.

Chase Field is located in Phoenix’s downtown area, a location team officials consider important whether they renovate the stadium — which could take between three and seven years — or build a new one. Even with a new ballpark, the team wants to stay in Maricopa County. 

An added complication: The county owns the stadium, and while the current ballpark was mostly funded by property taxes, that may not be an option this time around. The Diamondbacks have a lease that ends in 2027.

The team wants to be “as appealing as possible” to the fans “who pay the bills,” Kendrick told reporters.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

Ex-Jags Employee Accused of Stealing $22M, Going on Massive Shopping Spree

Executive accused of using team funds to fund lavish personal lifestyle.

NBA in Vegas? LeBron and RedBird Are All In

RedBird Capital Partners, Fenway Sports Group working with NBA superstar.

Waiting Game: MLB Teams on Hold As Shohei Ohtani's Big Decision Looms

Delay in completing record-setting deal creating a freeze across league.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

Why the NBA May Have Made Billions With Midseason Tournament


Featured Today

The College Football Playoff is considering rotating TV networks for the national championship game.

CFP Considers Super Bowl-Like Rotation For National Championship Game

Multiple networks could share rights to the championship game, sources told FOS.
Brett Favre
November 27, 2023

Favre Welfare Case Hold-Up? "AG’s Office Has Not Expressed Interest In Pursuing"

The DOJ interviewed Brett Favre in early 2020.
The future of the Pac-12 rests on a court decision.
November 24, 2023

The Pac-12 Plays Its Final Regular-Season Game. Then A Court Decides Its Fate.

The conference's future rests with a court decision.
Lane Kiffin
November 9, 2023

Ole Miss, Lane Kiffin Lawyers Argue for Dismissal of Player Lawsuit

FOS obtained audio of Lane Kiffin's interaction with the player behind lawsuit.


Powered By

Careers in Sports

Looking for a new job? Check out these featured listings and search for openings all over the world.
Multiple Locations
Multiple Locations
Creative Artists Agency
Multiple Locations

Goodell Makes ‘MNF’ Visit To Help Jaguars in $2B Stadium Talks

The Jaguars are exploring a $2 billion stadium deal.
A rendering of the SSG Landers new baseball stadium currently under construction in Incheon, South Korea.
December 1, 2023

Korean Baseball Team Building First Stadium With A Mall

The KBO’s SSG Landers are building a 21,000-seat stadium in Incheon.
December 1, 2023

Commanders Spend Big On Current Home While Planning New Stadium

The Washington Commanders will keep upgrading FedEx Field.

NHL’s Chris Foster on Amplifying Content Distribution With Automation

Learn how the NHL is using WSC Sports to increase fan engagement.
November 30, 2023

Brisbane's Big Build: $1.8B Super Stadium For 2032 Olympics

Centerpiece venue for upcoming Games to be torn down, rebuilt.
Wimbledon center court on a partly sunny day
November 27, 2023

Wimbledon Expansion Fate Rests In London Mayor’s Office

London borough of Wandsworth votes against $250 million expansion bid.
A rendering of the inside of the proposed rebuild of Ryan Field.
November 21, 2023

Northwestern Secures Approval For New $800M Football Stadium

Northwestern's rebuild of Ryan Field can move forward after a contentious debate.
November 17, 2023

Tiger, Rory's New Golf League Dealing With Setback As Dome Collapses

The dome at SoFi Center in South Florida collapsed.