About Coors Field
Without a doubt, Coors Field presents the most unique playing conditions of any ballpark in the MLB. Home of the Colorado Rockies, the stadium is a hitter’s park through and through and has been a home run haven since it opened in 1995. When the stadium moved its fences back to limit the number of home runs, it only created more space in the outfield, increasing the number of total hits. The end result is a display of offensive fireworks for fans nearly every night.
Where are the Best Places to Sit at Coors Field
The best seats at a Coors Field sports event are club seats in Sections 221-241. This area offers a great view of the field without feeling like you’re in the nosebleeds, as well as larger seats and access to an indoor lounge. Of course, the actual nosebleeds at Coors Field do have an added benefit – aside from being the cheapest seats, parts of the upper deck offer a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains, which is definitely something you won’t find at other ballparks.
Tips for Visiting Coors Field
If you sit in the upper deck, you may notice that all the seats are dark green except the 20th row of each section, whose seats are purple. The purple row indicates that these seats are exactly one mile above sea level, a reminder that the Mile High City sits 5,280 feet high.
When you attend a Coors Field event, you’ll want to spend plenty of time in the neighborhood around the stadium beforehand. This area of Denver is known as “LoDo” (Lower Downtown) and it has become a vibrant area in the years since Coors Field was built. There are ample bars, breweries, and restaurants worth visiting prior to the game. You should also take a minute to check out the exterior of Coors Field, which was modeled after Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.
Food to Try at Coors Field
Coors Field is probably the only sports arena in the world that serves Rocky Mountain oysters. (For those uninitiated, that's fried bull testicles. Yum.) There’s a stand near Section 144 where you can get your "oysters", but if you’re not quite that adventurous, the #17 Helton Burger Shack is a safer choice. Named for former star player Todd Helton, this is the place to get a great burger, onion rings, and a milkshake.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Coors Field located?
You'll find Coors Field at precisely one mile above sea level in Denver's LoDo neighborhood.
What kind of events does Coors Field host?
Coors Field mainly hosts baseball games, however, in the last few years, they have started hosting a number of non-baseball events such as hockey games and large concerts.
Which team is playing at Coors Field?
Coors Field is the home to the MLB's Colorado Rockies.
Where can I park for free at Coors Field?
Coors Field has three convenient – though not free – official parking lots: A, B, and C. Together, they contain 4,300 parking spaces that usually cost less than $20. A quick venture through the surrounding neighborhood will reward drivers with even lower prices at private lots and garages within easy walking distance.
What is the seating capacity of Coors Field?
Coors Field was originally planned to be somewhat smaller than the average stadium, seating only 43,800. But as of 2018, Coors Field sports events hold up to 50,398 spectators.
Who owns Coors Field?
The stadium is operated by the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club.
How do I get to Coors Field using public transport?
If you want to avoid driving in downtown Denver on a busy night, the light rail lines A, B, C, E, and W take you right to Union Station, a short walk away from the venue. There's also a shuttle service on the weekends called RockiesRide that will take you right to the Coors Field events.