Chase Field filled with long lines, concessions issues at home opener

Apr 9, 2021, 9:01 PM | Updated: 9:20 pm

(Tyler Bassett/Arizona Sports)...

(Tyler Bassett/Arizona Sports)

(Tyler Bassett/Arizona Sports)

The Arizona Diamondbacks had their home opener on Friday night, the first regular season game fans were back for at Chase Field since September 2019.

The game had an attendance number of 19,385.

But those fans happy to return and get a night out during the pandemic ran into some issues.

Fans had to deal with abnormally long concession lines with even longer wait times.

The concourse being packed, of course, would not be keeping social distancing in mind.

Fans also complained of the ballpark’s mobile ordering service having lengthy delays.

The D-backs had originally planned for 12,000 fans at the ballpark before expanding to up to 20,000 for Chase Field’s first three homestands.

The D-backs confirmed there were technical issues with the payment systems and were working to resolve the issue.


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