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What to expect at an Arizona Diamondbacks game

The Arizona Diamondbacks teamed up with Pal Experiences to make baseball games more accessible for the autism community, for those with anxiety, and fans with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The D-backs are a professional baseball franchise based in Phoenix, Arizona. The club competes in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League West division.

They play home games at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, and the regular season runs from April through September.

Learn about The Sandlot play area here.

Things to consider


Loudness level


Amount of walking


Crowd level


Average length in hours

The D-backs Pal Video shows you what to expect at a baseball game. We use video modeling to help deal with anxiety over new sensory experiences. Be sure to click "Go" at the bottom of the page to check out our Pal Guide.

Reasons to go

Fun for the whole family
Nothing beats spending time at the ballpark with your loved ones.

Play at the Sandlot!
If you're tired of sitting, check out The Sandlot play area near Section 332. Details and age / height limits can be found using The Sandlot link at the top of the page.

Cheering encouraged!
Feel free to yell when your D-backs make a great play with the bat or in the field.

Slower pace than other sports
Compared with other sporting events, baseball tends to be a slower pace and somewhat quieter and more relaxed.

Ready to visit the ballpark?

Click "Go" to access our mobile-friendly Pal Guide, featuring a picture exchange communication system, video priming for key steps of the experience, and logistical support. It should be a great tool to use during a game. Go D-backs!