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Gym to open in Chase Field

Ever feel the need to pump some iron while watching a Diamondbacks game?

How about while at a Diamondbacks game?

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, Mountainside Fitness Centers is opening a new location inside Chase Field.

The fitness center will be located in the former Peter Piper Pizza Playhouse area in the outfield section of Chase Field. That area previously housed a video game arcade. Mountainside is taking over that space with plans to have the new center open by March 1, said company president Tom Hatten.

Hatten said the idea was hatched after Diamondbacks executive vice president Cullen Maxey approached him about building an in-house health and fitness center for D-backs employees. The team’s offices are located within Chase Field.

Apparently the idea morphed into having a gym — though about 1/3 the size of a normal location, inside the stadium.

The fitness center will include exercise bikes as well as various fitness equipment, giving the company a downtown presence.