Backstory and Context
Construction on the park began in 1996, and was finished just before the Diamondbacks first ever season in 1998. It was the third MLB stadium to have a retractable roof and the first in the United States there is now 4 more MLB teams that have a retractable roof It was also the first ballpark to feature grass and not. turf in a retractable roof stadium. Chase Field's roof is opened or closed depending on the game-time temperature. Even when the roof is closed, the park's windows allow enough sunlight to play in true daylight without overheating the stadium.
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