Caesars Entertainment has officially opened its new sportsbook facility at Chase Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.
According to Caesars, the 22,300-square-foot entertainment destination is the largest freestanding sportsbook in Arizona and the largest retail sportsbook to open in partnership with a major sports stadium nationwide.
The two-story space includes nine betting windows, 13 self-service betting kiosks and a full-service restaurant, as well as wall-to-wall flat-screen televisions, patio space, and table and lounge-style seating. Private space is also available to rent.
An opening event was held this week and was attended by Caesars and Diamondbacks representatives. The event included a first sampling of menu items and ceremonial first bets, as well as a $20,000 (£16,400/€19,000) donation by Caesars to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
Bloc9 Architecture served as architect on the project in partnership with Borisoff Design Studio, while The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company served as general contractor. The space includes a kitchen and bar space from restaurateur Guy Fieri.
Eric Hession, co-president of Caesars Digital, said: “We’re extremely proud to bring Caesars Sportsbook and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar to Chase Field and Downtown Phoenix. This destination provides sports bettors and non-sports bettors, locals and visitors alike, with an experience they can’t find anywhere else. Thank you to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Guy Fieri for making this possible.”
Derrick Hall, president and chief executive of the Diamondbacks, added: “What an incredible day for our fans, sports enthusiasts, guests and especially for our organisation.
“We are proud to partner with Caesars Entertainment and Guy Fieri to bring a year-round first-class sportsbook, restaurant and event space to downtown Phoenix. Everything about this dynamic venue, from the food to the design to the service, has been meticulously planned for an unmatched guest experience.”
Caesars is an official sports betting partner of the Diamondbacks, an authorised gaming operator of Major League Baseball, and has partnerships with the NFL, NBA, NHL and several individual teams.