Best known for its’ high scoring games, Coors Field is also one of the most underrated ballparks in MLB. The purple row of seats in the Upper Reserve marks the Mile High mark, honoring Denver’s nickname. The retro-classic style ballpark, which is currently the National League’s 3rd oldest, fits well into historic LoDo Denver. Fans traveling to Denver should mindful of the elevation as it does take some time to get used to.
Ballpark Nerd Rank: 9
Opened: 1995 Capacity: 50,398
- Infield Box sections 136-141
- Lower Reserve Infield sections 329-340
- Upper Reserve Infield sections 330-340
- Rockpile (CF) sections 401-403
Getting to the Park
Address: 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
July 29, 2006: Denver, Colorado
Thermal undershirts, long johns, gloves, wool hats, snow boots, down jackets and baseball. Which of these does not fit? Sure, most would say baseball, but the fans in attendance at Coors Field on Opening Day 1995 would think it’s a trick question. Welcome to baseball in the Mile High City.
April 26, 1995. After spending their first two seasons at Mile High Stadium, the Colorado Rockies opened Coors Field to 40-degree temperatures and a full house. The Coors Field opener was originally scheduled for 1pm Mountain Time, but thanks for the folks at ESPN, who moved the game to 6pm, fans had to endure a 14-inning marathon that ended with Dante Bichette’s three-run home run. Rockies 11, Mets 9; temperature 26 degrees! [Read more…]