The MLB Futures game that saw the US beat the World in a late game rally, 6-4 followed by the Celebrity Softball Game drew 37,012 in attendance, or 79 percent of Chase Field’s capacity for the event.
While Chase Field normally has a seating capacity of 48,652 (see the 30 ballparks by seating capacity), with media overflow taking a large section of the left centerfield seating, comps (both players and umps), VIPs, and the Commissioner’s Office, the capacity comes down considerably (it should be noted, the for the HR Derby, an additional 500 seats are added to capacity).
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