Chase Field Parking: Bypass The Burn
The millions of fans that will attend Major League Baseball games this summer must all beware of the heat; especially in Phoenix, where the dog days become scorchers. No Major League city is hotter than the Valley of the Sun, where triple-digit summer temperatures are routine. Once May rolls around the temperature typically tops out in the mid-90s, then the next three months average highs over 100.
What does this mean for Diamondbacks fans? Luckily Chase Field is one of the seven Major League venues with an indoor option, so fans inside the park are spoiled by a controlled climate (and if that’s not enough, they can always hang out here). But getting to the park is an entirely different story.
Chase Field’s official garage houses only 1,500 parking spots, clearly inadequate for a stadium that averaged just about 26,000 fans last season and holds over 48,000. With only the early birds guaranteed Chase Field parking, most fans are stuck using secondary garages, privately owned lots and even street parking, then forced to endure to desert heat during the hike to the ball park.
Those triple-digit highs in the late afternoon, and even lows north of 80 in July and August for the walk back, could be enough to ruin a game. Luckily, fans have the option of reserving parking spots close to Chase Field on ParkWhiz to avoid that summer swelter.