(CBS4) – Coors Field is a 76-acre ballpark on the 20th and Blake Streets in the Ballpark area of Denver. It is a special place to experience the national pastime and offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains as a bonus.
The Colorado Rockies have a 30-year lease with the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District to play at Coors Field. If you’re heading there to see the Rockies play, or if you’re planning to attend the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game, it’s a good idea to plan ahead for your visit and keep the following stadium information in mind.
According to Denver and the state of Colorado’s COVID-19 guidelines, the stadium is currently not at full capacity. It will be open to full capacity on 28 June.
Coors Field opened in 1995 after the Colorado Rockies played their first two seasons at Mile High Stadium. The Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-9 in the home opener on April 26.
The stadium hosted the MLB All-Star Game in 1998 and is once again scheduled to host the game on July 13, 2021.
The first 1-0 game at Coors Field was on July 9, 2005. It happened after Major League Baseball allowed the Rockies to start using a humidor on May 15, 2002. The humidor was implemented because pitchers complained about the thin air in Denver height not allow ball movement on tracks so that riders gain the upper hand.
Coors Field was home to games 3 and 4 of the 2007 World Series when the Colorado Rockies met the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox swept the series.
In 2018, the Rockies presented their new and improved scoreboard in honor of the 25th anniversary season. The board is 8,369 meters high and has a large LED video display from top to bottom. It is full HD and has 6.8 million LED lights. It is the size of a 784 60-inch TV.
Most fans choose to sit in seats behind the home plate or along each side of the playing field. However, Coors Field has some special areas that include Rooftop and Rock Pile.
The Rooftop is a 38,000-square-foot, two-story rooftop terrace that is open to anyone who has a ticket to a Rockies game, no matter where they sit. The 52-foot 80-inch rooftop bar is called the Coors Light Silver Bullet Bar with Colorado beer on tap. From the former right field upper deck, the mountains and Denver skyline are laid out right in front of the fans. Fans can indulge in burgers, milkshakes and french fries. Fans do not have to worry about missing any of the action because there are TV screens everywhere. The place is also welcome to non-baseball fans as well. In addition to regular game tickets that get fans on the terrace, there are only tickets for the patio.
The Rock Pile, located in the center field right away, has become a fan favorite. The semicircular 2300-seat bleach section was designed after the Rock Pile section of the old Mile High Stadium. The original Rock Pile tickets cost only $ 1, and prices are still very low to this day. Rock Pile visitors get a great view of the bullpen as well as the center of the Denver skyline.
At the Mezzanine level you will find a great midfield view of the game in an area called the captain’s deck. There is an enclosed area above section 201-203 with floor-to-ceiling gas to provide extra protection. It includes a full service bar, concessions and toilets nearby. Groups, individuals and walk-ins can use the area if available.
Coors Field offers three types of party suites, six Summit Party Suites, six Mezzanine Suites and the Warning Track Party Room. Summit Suites can accommodate 12 to 75 people. Mezzanine Suites is for 22 to 60 people and has indoor and outdoor seating. You can rent all six of them together. The Warning Track Party Room is at field level below the scoreboard outside the city and can accommodate groups of 30 to 90.
Coors Field’s maximum operating capacity is 50,398, and it includes around 1,000 available seats and companions. The capacity limit in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions is set to be lifted at the end of June. You can buy tickets by phone, online at coloradorockies.com or in person at the box office or any of the Rockies Dugout Stores. And don’t forget these Rock Pile tickets – a limited number are available for advanced sales.
You can only take soft one-sided bags and containers with a pocket no longer than 16 ″ x16 ″ x8 ″. These bags can be searched both on entry and while you are in the ballpark. You can not carry bags or purses or bags with multiple pockets.
The eye-catching offshore water feature is native to Colorado with Colorado Spruce, Bristlecone Pine, Con Coloro Fire, Limber Pine, Gamble Oak and Curl Leaf Mahogany trees. The mountains are sandstone in Navajo ruby and river blocks in granite marble. The seven fountains shot water nearly 40 feet into the air and three 10-foot waterfalls run into a pond that is recycled.
During the construction of Coors Field, the crews discovered a number of dinosaur fossils, which led to picking the team’s mascot, Dinger, which is a purple triceratops.
Things can be regularly seen on the field or in the stands during games and gather fans.
Picnic areas and playgrounds
You will find four picnic areas in the ball field. The Flat River area is below Rockpile and has chairs and tables for groups of 20 to 250. This is also where you will find Dinger’s Playground where the youngest fans can burn some energy. Jack Daniel’s Pregam Deck is located on the upper level of The Rooftop, and the Club Level area is $ 90 per person, including the cost of a Club Level ticket along with a private buffet and soft drinks.
You will find another playground at the main competition behind section 147.
Colorado Rockies has built a new entertainment destination in the West Lot of Coors Field at 7 p.m., and Wazee called McGregor Square. The team hopes to bring more people to the Lower Downtown (LoDo) area even outside of baseball season. It is a 655,000 square meter residential area, commercial and open public area with restaurants, a hotel, shops and several entertainment areas.
Parking and public transport
For those who choose to drive to the game, parking information is listed here on the Rockies website, and that includes a map. There are also many private parking options for different prices. For fans opting for public transportation, several bus and rail lines run to Union Station, which is just a few blocks from Coors Field. Local bus lines also depart at Park and Blake, 22nd and Blake, and 20th and Larimer, and 22nd and Larimer. Rideshare options such as Uber and Lyft also have points of departure near the stadium. If you cycle, you will find areas to unlock it near gates A, B and E. Do not lock them to fences, railings, meters or trees, as they may be seized and / or ticketed.
The right field wall at Coors Field is 6 meters higher than the left field wall.
Every year before the Rockies’ home opener, road crews in Denver paint a purple strip down Blake Street from 22nd to 19th right in front of Coors Field.
The longest home run in Coors Field history was hit by Giancarlo Stanton aug. 6, 2016. It traveled an estimated 504 feet. The longest of a Colorado Rockies player was Trevor Story in 2018 (487 feet).
A baseball travels 9% faster at 5,280 feet than at sea level.