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Coors Field Denver Reviews

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Coors Field - Home of the Colorado Rockies Aug 29, 2010
If you're visiting Denver in the summer, catching a Rockies home game is a must. The Rockies are a smaller market team that was part of the expansion in 1993. Coors Field was opened in 1995, and is, in my opinion, one of the premier parks in the MLB. Though Coors doesn't have a long and storied history like Fenway or Wrigley, it is a beautiful stadium in the heart of Lower Downtown (LoDo - the trendy part of Denver!) Tickets are very reasonably priced, and even the so called "nosebleeds" offer stunning views of the majestic Mountains and lovely downtown Denver. If you are looking for cheap tickets, check out the "Rockpile." These seats are in far off center field, and tickets can be purchased for around $5.

Ballpark food is standard. Expensive hot dogs and beer - though not as expensive as some parks I've been in for a game. If you are into sampling local fare, try the Rocky Mountain Oysters. Just don't ask where they come from (hint: they are not sea critters). My favorite snack is the fresh made kettle corn. There is a kettle corn stand on the main concourse in straight away center field.

Before first pitch you can try your luck at catching a ball during batting practice, snag an autograph along the first baseline, or take some swings in the batting cages in left field. If you're traveling with kids, they have a little kickball game out in left field before the games starts! Kids are chosen to come down to the field from left field seats. Usually in the 3rd inning "Dinger," the Rockies dino mascot, poses for for pictures on the main concourse in center field.

The fourth of July is the best game to attend. Coors field has the best fireworks show in the city. Buy tickets early, and try to purchase them in the pavilion or the rockpile. Fans sitting in these seats are ushered onto the outfield after the game to watch the fireworks show! After the game, join the downtown crowd for a late night bite or a few beers. Close by are Jacksons, Lodos, or Sports Column - all excellent choices.

A little trivia to stump your traveling companions: in the upper deck there is a row of purple seats. These seats mark exactly 5,280 ft above sea level - aka "a mile high" (Denver's much loved nickname). Also, the Rockies' mascot is a big purple dinosaur named Dinger (Dinger is nickname for a homerun for those of you with dirty minds). Why a purple dinosaur you ask? When they broke ground on Coors Field, they found dinosaur bones!!

Go Rockies :)

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Congrats!!
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WalterC WalterC
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Nice ballpark in LoDo Jul 04, 2009
Located in the Lower Downtown (or LoDo) area of Denver, Coors Field opened in 1995, which was a couple years after the Colorado Rockies came into Major League Baseball. During those first 2 years, the Rockies played in Mile High Stadium, which was more known as the home of the Denver Broncos.

Being a few blocks from the 16th Street Mall, it is not hard to reach by public transportation. That is, once you are into downtown. So if coming by car, it would be better to park farther away from the ballpark area, and then walk to 16th Street, and take advantage of the free shuttle. Also, there are cheaper eating options outside and near the ballpark.

Having a reputation as a hitters’ ballpark, as so many home runs were hit there, resulting in high scoring games. It was found out that the dry air was the cause, so a humidifier was built. That did cause a decrease in the number of home runs, but still more hitter friendly.

Some features in the ballpark include Purple Row, which is a row of seats that is exactly 1 mile above sea level. As the name would indicate, the seats in this row are… well, you guessed it… purple. All the other seats are green.

There are fountains behind center field, which go off whenever the Rockies hit a home run or win the game. And in the distance, you can see the Rocky Mountains. It does look nice when the sun is setting.

There is also a wall of history, which has records and firsts in Rockies history, like the first home run and most RBIs in team history.

With some interesting features in a good location, and on a good day, a good view of the Rocky Mountains, Coors Field is a very nice place to watch a ballgame. And that’s considering how the team itself does not have much of a history.
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bernard69 says:
for many TBs,u have to say that they don't play soccer or marbles!!!!
Posted on: Aug 16, 2010
peterbarkley peterbar…
30 reviews
Apr 22, 2006
We went to see the Rockies play the Giants in Coors Stadium. We were in the nosebleed section, but not quite the mile-high seats. The fans were pretty into it - not quite like those in Japan when we saw Tokyo play Yokohama, but pretty good for the US. They were especially negative whenever Barry Bonds walked out, but that's a subject for another conversation. We got the park food - nachos (extra jalapenos) and hot dogs. I enjoyed my hot dog - those who got the super dogs were disappointed (they weren't much bigger than my 'normal' dog). The nachos definately should be split between several people - it's too much for one person. In other random items to note, the stadium seemed to play much less music than others. We did not, sadly, buy any peanuts or crackerjacks. We did have some sunflower seeds.
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