D-backs to play first-ever doubleheader at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks today announced that the August 23 home game against the Miami Marlins will be played as the opener of a split day-night doubleheader on August 22 at 12:40 p.m., the first ever at Chase Field. The second game of the doubleheader will be played at 6:40 p.m. as originally scheduled.

Fans holding tickets to the August 23 game may use those tickets for the 12:40 p.m. game on August 22.

The doubleheader was necessitated in order to avoid playing more than 20 consecutive days without an open day. The original schedule was approved by Major League Baseball, the MLB Player’s Association and the D-backs, but included a stretch of 23 consecutive days with a game.

The doubleheader will be the first in a domed or retractable roof stadium since September 26, 2007 when the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians played a make-up game at Safeco Field from a snow out in Cleveland.

Both games will be televised by Fox Sports Arizona and heard on KTAR Arizona Sports 620 and ESPN Deportes 710 AM.

Tickets for either game of the doubleheader, and all remaining home games this season, can be purchased at dbacks.com, by calling 602.514.8400 or by visiting the ticket windows at Chase Field.