After a month of daily Cactus League play, the last week has been quiet! That all changes tonight at 6:40. The Diamondbacks play the Reds in their home opener at Chase Field! You may not recognize the park, though. There are a LOT of changes being unveiled for the 2011 season.
(Courtesy of Steve Gilbert – MLB.com)
There will be several changes with regards to the food available at the ballpark this summer. Fatburger has added a location in section 120, while Macayo’s Restaurant now has a permanent location in the upper deck, near section 314.
There will be no more Peter Piper Pizza in the ballpark. The chain will be replaced by Streets of New York.
For those looking for healthier fare, the club is opening a stand near section 107 that will offer traditional ballpark food like hot dogs and nachos, with the difference being that the products are gluten free.
Meanwhile, the very popular value items on the menus have not gone up in price this year.
As for merchandise, there will be plenty of items bearing the 2011 All-Star Game logo available for fans at the home opener, and another round of merchandise will come in around mid-May. By the time late-June rolls around, the team shop will contain nearly 100 percent All-Star merchandise — with such things as numbered jerseys, batting practice jerseys and fleeces.
Later this summer, in anticipation of the September reunion weekend for the 2001 World Series team, the team shop will sell throwback jerseys, hats and the like.