Changes aplenty at Chase Field in 2013

April 1, 2013

PHOENIX — If you’re heading out to Opening Day, here’s a few of the changes that will greet you in and around Chase Field.

Across from the stadium on the Gila River Casinos Plaza, you’ll notice a new restaurant/pub, The Game Seven Grill, which occupies the space that had been filled by Sliders since 2003. Game Seven, operated by Levy Restaurants, features memorabilia from the Diamondbacks’ Game 7 victory over the Yankees in the 2001 World Series — including game-used jerseys, World Series programs, tickets, game balls and pennants. The restaurant’s signature food offering is slow-smoked barbeque prepared with a variety of meats and sauces.

Inside the stadium, fans can test out a variety of new food options, including a Double Stack BBQ Burger, Italian Job and Turkey Cheesesteak along the Insight Diamond Suite Level. New menu additions also include two vegan options — Pretzel Edamame and Achiote Basted Mushroom wrap for in-seat dining. On the main and upper concourses, two Red Hot Grill locations will be serving up a newly added regional favorite: The Sonoran Dog.

The Sonoran Dog can be sampled at two Red Hot Grill locations inside Chase Field.

The D-backs have also scheduled seven Street Festival Days in conjunction with home games. The first of the seven is today, and begins at 3 p.m., at the Fourth Street and Jackson side of the stadium. The festivals will feature live music, D-backs inflatables and various food trucks.

The remaining festival days on the schedule are April 13, April 27, May 11, May 27, Sept. 14 and the season-ending game on Sept. 29.

Other changes inside the stadium include an upgraded sound system and a new 13,000-square-foot Mountainside Fitness Center located behind the center-field wall.