Getting to the Game (3 out of 5)
I’ve only been to Coors Field once and came by car. The problem is that my friends and I got a bit lost heading to the ballpark, so it’s hard for me to remember how easy it was to get to the park. One of the benefits at the ballpark is having ample parking outside the ballpark.
The Neighborhood (3 out of 5)
Selfishly, I wanted more from the neighborhood when I visited the ballpark for the first time. You are in downtown Denver, so there are ample bars around for you to visit. My issue with the location comes to the missed opportunity of the Rocky Mountains in the distance. The downtown is behind home plate, so you can only see this from the outfield, and the Rocky Mountains are deep in left field. If the city or the Rocky Mountains were in a better sight, I think it would rival PNC Park.
The Park (4 out of 5)
Coors Field is a beautiful ballpark. The renovations out in the upper deck in right field are a nice addition to the ballpark. My view behind the dugout was nice and close to the area which gave great sights. The concourses were nice and wide, so getting around the park was easy. Check out the Coors Field Parking guide if you plant to drive to the venue.
Food (4 out of 5)
The food at the ballpark was standard at many ballparks. With the ballpark being Coors, you can expect a lot of ads for Coors Beer. You will also find chicken wings, personal pizza, burgers, fries, and more staple foods. Famous Dave’s BBQ was a favorite with the locals, and that was what I got at the game. The Mountain Ranch Club is also a fan favorite. The prices tend to be on the higher side, but the food gets good reviews. There is a view from the right field of the field so fans can enjoy the game as they eat.
The Atmosphere (2 out of 5)
Being from the east coast (and being a Yankees Fan), I’ve grown up living and dying with every pitch. I know once you leave the east coast, you start to venture into different styles of baseball. The atmosphere at Coors Field, in my opinion, was lacking.
The year I went to the Rockies game, they were in first! However, you would not know this at the game because nobody seemed to know or care what was going on. The place was surprisingly very quiet during the game even though there was a good crowd there. My only core memory of this place was the fans booing their own fan for standing up and cheering on the Rockies. Catching a game at the Rockies park was really quiet, but fans were having a great time in the right field upper deck in the new party section.
Repeat Value (2 out of 5)
Coors Field is a beautiful park in Denver, Colorado. However, I can’t see myself going back to the stadium due to the lack of atmosphere that was present at my game. I want to enjoy the game I’m at, but Coors Field was so quiet and the fans there couldn’t care less about their team. Maybe the place is different when the team is in the playoffs, but I was there when they were in first and still nobody cared. The one redeeming factor was hanging out in the upper deck section up in right field. I want more MLB parks to have standing room sections, so this was perfect.