Arizona Diamondbacks RV Camping Guide

Arizona Diamondbacks RV Camping Guide

Ready for an RV trip to remember? The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team are on their way to Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, and you should be too!

Event information

The Arizona Diamondbacks are always hard at work preparing for the baseball season. Then, for six months of the year, they take to the field in Phoenix and surrounding states, to show other Major League Baseball teams what they’re made of in Arizona. When the time comes to play on their home turf at Chase Field, they’re ready – and so are the masses.

Thousands of eager fans descend upon Chase Field at 401 E Jefferson Street in Downtown Phoenix, emblazoned with the team colors of red, sand, teal, black, and white. The grandstands fill up fast, as do the nearby parking lots, and there is plenty of entertainment both on and off the field to attract thousands of people to the area. Chase Field is not only a standout attraction for baseball, but for concerts, football, soccer, basketball, and even bull riding, WWE, and supercross.

Arrive with plenty of time to spare so you can enjoy practice, workouts, and pre-game ceremonies. You can then grab a bite to eat, settle in your seat, and enjoy the game.

Once the final home run is in the bag, you can then load up your campervan or motorhome and set off on your next adventure. There are plenty of natural attractions in the general Phoenix area that are sure to capture your interest. From Usery Mountain Regional Park near Mesa and Scottsdale to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, you’re spoiled for choice.

Once you purchase your Arizona Diamondbacks tickets and look for RV parks near Chase Field, you can hit the road and enjoy an RV trip to remember.

Tickets

Ticket pricing can vary each year but usually starts around $15. If you buy your Arizona Diamondbacks tickets online, you can also enjoy the benefit of being able to purchase season tickets or build custom plans to enjoy more than one game and planned seating arrangements. Baseball fans can also buy suites, group tickets, and select from any of the dozens of games for the upcoming season.

Preload your tickets with cash, known as D-Bucks, to purchase food from vendors with ease. Don’t delay in purchasing your tickets, for all the best seats in the house sell out fast.

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Transportation

Driving

Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the most densely populated cities in Arizona, which means you need to have your wits about you at all times. Arm yourself with a traffic app like ADOT or AZ 511, leave your home with plenty of time to spare, and allow for plenty of rest stops along the way.

As you edge closer to Phoenix, which is halfway between Tucson and Flagstaff, you may be blown away by its beauty. From the Salt River Valley to the stunning elevation offering views spanning to the Sonoran Desert, the drive will be as pleasurable as the destination.

To get to Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix, I-17 or I-10 are usually the most desirable routes to avoid congestion, while 7th Street is often one of the busiest.

Parking areas

Chase Field is in one of the busiest parts of Phoenix. A baseball game with the home team of Arizona Diamondbacks makes it even more hectic. Not only will you need to allow plenty of time to get to the game, but to find parking for your big rig.

There are nearby paid parking garages, but many of these may have size limitations. If parking options near Diamondbacks Stadium do not fit your needs, plan to leave your Airstream or trailer at your campsite and use public transportation to reach the game.

Public Transportation

A luxury bus organized by Chase Field sometimes operates for home games from a mall in Tucson, and the Valley Metro Light Rail schedules are often in operation at the right time as well. Otherwise, arrange a taxi or rideshare service from your accommodation before the game begins.

If you’re staying at an RV park near Chase Field, then why not use your bicycle to get to the event? Bike parking is available in surrounding car parking areas, as well as outside the lobby doors and adjacent to Gate K at Chase Field.

Where to stay

Onsite

Regardless of whether you arrive in a small pop-up camper or a large Class A rig, you will not be able to camp on site at Chase Field while attending an Arizona Diamondbacks game. However, you can find RV accommodation near Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, that will tick all the boxes for convenience. You can then either arrange for public transportation to bring you to the game or find parking spaces nearby with your tow vehicle.

Nearby

Some of the best RV campgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona, are within a 35-mile driving distance of Chase Field. Take Mesa / Apache Junction KOA, for example. Past Gilbert and Mesa toward the Usery Mountain Regional Park, it’s well-located for both the baseball game and leisure activities. You can also set up your campsite at Usery Mountain Regional Park or Tonto National Forest within 60 miles of Chase Field.

Getting around

After exploring the area’s natural attractions, such as the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Cave Buttes Recreation Area, you will be used to exploring on foot. You can continue to do so once you’re at the baseball game!

The spacious facility offers easy walking opportunities to get from the vendors to your seat and the restrooms and various areas throughout Diamondbacks Stadium. There will be no need for private wheeled transportation such as scooters, skateboards, and similar, so you can pop these back in your motorhome for further exploring once the game is over.

What to pack

Clothing

Phoenix, Arizona, has a hot desert climate and is within one of the world’s sunniest regions of Maricopa County. As the baseball season progresses, the mercury rises, which means it’s worth being aware of expected temperatures before you hit the road. Pack your best supporter’s gear, but don’t forget to make sure you have a few light, breathable layers as well. A sunhat will be your best friend on your motorhome trip.

Gear

A clear bag policy is in place at Chase Field to keep all spectators as safe as possible. Stick to the sizing rules and adopt a “less is best” policy to speed through security screening. If you bring water with you, it must be in a sealed bottle. No glass or metal containers will be allowed, nor will alcohol, weapons, anything dangerous or distracting, backpacks, or small bags.

Pop your unnecessary possessions in your locked RV and travel light with your cash, payment cards, ticket, and mobile phone. There are also ATMs dotted around the facility for those who forgot to bring some money with them. Otherwise, you can also transfer D-Bucks onto your ticket for vendors to scan.

Health & Safety

Sun safety supplies are ideal for any RV adventure, but even more so in Phoenix, Arizona. From visiting outdoor attractions such as South Mountain Park and Preserve and San Tan Mountain Reginal Park, to attending any Arizona Diamondback baseball game at Chase Field, sunscreen and a shady hat are crucial.

Chase Field has a retractable roof, but it pays not to take any chances with the Arizona sun beating down on you during the warmer months of the year. You may also like to stock up your motorhome with bug spray, drinking water, a first aid kit, and any prescription medication you require.

Where to eat

Cooking

You might get some funny looks trying to bring your grill into an Arizona Diamondbacks game, but how you will cook your meals while camping near Chase Field is worth thinking about in advance. Ask your campground host about the use of campfires or fire pits, or bring your charcoal grill out of storage. Travelers often revel in the convenience of their onboard RV kitchen appliances.

Whether you fancy stew, camp-style hot dogs, soups, or even traditional campfire bread and S’mores, you can pick up everything you need at grocery stores within a five-mile drive of Chase Field.

Restaurants

Cafes, clubs, pubs, bistros, take-out joints, and intimate dining restaurants are all within a short walking or driving distance of Chase Field for your convenience. You can also enjoy many different cuisine types to suit your palate. There is even an in-house restaurant if you fancy dining with your fellow baseball fans. On game day, allow extra time for service.

Vendors

Whether you fancy traditional baseball game delights, such as hot dogs and burgers, or you’re after something more substantial, Chase Field for any Arizona Diamondbacks game delivers. You can use D-bucks on your ticket to purchase food or take a seat in the sports grill. If you want a cold alcoholic beverage during the game, don’t forget to bring a valid form of ID. All vendors accept credit and debit cards as payment.

Safety

Security

Upon arriving at Chase Field, you will walk through a metal detector arch with all your possessions, including your ticket. There are also security officials located at various points around Chase Field, with a convenient texting service in operation as well.

If you notice anything unsafe during your attendance, text the number set up for security with your issue to have your concern taken care of at Diamondbacks Stadium. For anything else on your RV travels, you will find the Phoenix Police Department within a two-mile drive of the game.

Weather

Baseball season runs from March through to October, and temperatures in Arizona rise as the season nears its end. Fans can expect average highs of over 100 degrees-Fahrenheit at the season’s peak in June and July, and average lows of around 62 degrees towards the end in October.

Download a weather app on your phone to know what to expect, and ensure your cooling unit is in tip-top condition. It also pays to carry plenty of coolant and water on board and take regular breaks if you are traveling for extended periods.

Medical

No one expects to get ill or injured at a baseball game, but it can happen. For that reason, there are first aid stations set up in the northeast corner of the facility. Emergency medical personnel are available at all times during the baseball game. In an emergency, locate an official and dial 911. You can also travel to the nearest hospital within two miles of Chase Field, or a pharmacy within one mile in the direction of Estrella Mountain Regional Park.