The Colorado Rockies play their home games in the thin air of Coors Field, where baseballs soar and so do pitchers’ ERAs. Coors Field opened in 1995 making it the third oldest stadium in the National League now. That is a bit hard to believe. It has seen a lot of offense in its day because the ballpark is a mile above sea level and the ball carries very well in the thin air. In fact, if you want to you can go to row 20 in the third level and be exactly one mile above sea level.
The biggest moments in Coors Field history happened in 2007 when the Rockies won 21 of the last 22 regular season games and rode that momentum all the way to the franchise’s only World Series appearance. They beat the Diamondbacks in the NLCS to advance to take on the Boston Red Sox in the series. The Sox swept the Rockies so fans in Denver got to see what was still pretty rare back then, a Red Sox World Championship celebration.
The Rockies fans are more football fans than baseball fans. It would be hard to blame them for that since their Denver Broncos have been to the Super Bowl seven times and won twice. But, Rockies fans still come out for the baseball games in huge numbers, routinely drawing near the top of the National League even though they have not been very successful.
With Coors Field being in Denver one might expect a gorgeous backdrop, but there is none. However, there are a ton of outfield seats where fans can enjoy some of the most affordable tickets in the Major Leagues. The Rockpile out in center field has tickets for $5.00. Not bad for a big league game even if the view is far away.
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If you sit in the upper levels on the first base side, you will get some mountains in the view over the ballpark and the view of the big scoreboard in left field make this very picturesque. Heading into the ballpark there are many street vendors with snacks you can take in with you. They have quite a few restaurants and bars in the area as well and if you are a beer drinker, there lot more options than Coors both in and around the stadium.
All of the seats have chair backs with arm rests and cup holders like all modern ballparks do. There is also standing room areas to watch the game from if you want to get up and stretch your legs for a while.
The food around Coors Field includes as you might expect, Coors Beer but also a wide selection of other beers as well. Coke products are sold at Coors Field as well. They have something called Rocky Mountain Oysters which you may want to look up what that is before you order. You can also get a Bratwurst a double burger and other tasty choices.
Perhaps the best view at Coors Field is in the outfield at the Rooftop Deck where you can get a table and chairs, sit there and, eat, drink and socialize and watch one of the most gorgeous views in baseball where you see the buildings of Downtown Denver with the mountains in the background.
While Coors Field is one of the oldest stadiums in the league, it is still very modern. The view is great form wherever you sit. The fans are among the friendliest in the game and the weather is almost always perfect. If you are in the Denver area during the baseball season, be sure to take in a game at Coors Field.
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