Baseball commissioner says Chase Field needs upgrades, or Diamondbacks will ‘look for an alternative’

By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic

The Arizona Diamondbacks must look for another home if Maricopa County does not spend significant money on repairs to Chase Field, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said during his Phoenix visit Tuesday.

In the pressroom of the stadium basement, Manfred took three questions from reporters about the ongoing conflict between the team and government officials.

The Diamondbacks have sued to explore leaving the stadium, arguing Maricopa County doesn’t have enough funds to handle as much as $187 million in repairs the team believes are needed. County officials say they will have enough money to fund necessary safety repairs, but that some requests from the team are cosmetic.

Here’s what the commissioner said:


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