When Did the Rockies Stadium Open?
Coors Field (Home of the Colorado Rockies) opened up on April 26th, 1995. Before playing in Coors Field, the Rockies played at Mile High Stadium from 1993 to 1994 which is a football field. Mile High Stadium is the home of the Denver Broncos who are an NFL team.
Where is Coors Field Located?
Coors Field’s location is in lower downtown Denver, Colorado in the United States. The exact address of the venue is 2001 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205. One unique feature of the park is that it is 1,600 meters above sea level, so there are purple seats in the upper deck that represents being one mile above sea level. The location of the park is close to Mile High Stadium where the Broncos play and Pepsi Center where the Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Colorado Avalanche (NHL) play. Check out the Coors Field Parking guide if you drive to the game for baseball. You can also check out Empower Field at Mile High Stadium Parking and Ball Arena Parking for the other sports teams.
When Do Coors Field Gates Open?
The Rockies open their gates about 90 minutes before the first pitch. Watching batting practice may be difficult, so fans should arrive early at the gates to get into the park as soon as it opens.
What Team Plays at Coors Field?
The Colorado Rockies play baseball at Coors Field. The Rockies are an MLB team that is part of the National League West Division. In the National League West Division, you have the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Francisco Giants.
What are the Dimensions at Coors Field?
Coors field is known as a hitter’s ballpark due to the elevation of the area over sea level. The dimensions at Coors Field are as followed. In left field, you have a listing of 347 feet. Left-center is 420 feet, center field is 415, right center is 375, and right field is 350 feet. While these dimensions are on the longer side in baseball, Denver is 5,000 feet above sea level, and balls fly out of this stadium.
What is Coors Field Capacity?
The capacity of Coors field has changed since it’s opening in 1995. In 1995, Coors Field had a total capacity of over 50,000 seats. In 2018 and present day, Coors field now has 46,897 seats. If you factor in standing room seats, the park has over 50,144. The majority of the seats in the upper deck in right field are now standing room only.
A park with a similar size is Citi Field Capacity which is at 44k.
Colorado Rockies Tickets
In 2018, the Rockies averaged over 37,000 fans per game, so not much extra room opens each night for fans to catch a game. When the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, or Philadelphia Phillies come to town, you can expect more massive crowds. You can also expect the arena to be sold out on opening day and when the Rockies make the playoffs too. Rockies fans can use Ticketmaster, StubHub, SeatGeek, and more to find tickets on gameday.
The Rockpile out in the center field bleachers is a fan favorite. The seats are far away from the action, but this was done to honor the time when the Rockies were playing at Mile High Stadium. At Mile High Stadium, the Rockpile was out in the south stands and very far away from the action.
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