DENVER — The crack
of the bat, the smell of hot dogs and peanuts, the leisure of forgetting everything except the game and the roar of a crowd cheering for the home team.
Is there anything like
baseball? And is there any place better to see a game than Coors Field?
Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies, opened in April 1995.
The $215 million stadium is a classic baseball facility.
Built of red brick and iron, it takes visitors back to the vintage era of baseball, where fans were intimately close to the
game, not set apart by the utilitarianism of the multipurpose stadium.
Located at 20th and Blake streets, Coors Field and its prominent clock tower dominate the skyline of the
revitalized LoDo section of downtown Denver.
With thin air and hitter-friendly dimensions — 347 feet to the left field wall, 415 feet to straight-away center, and 350 feet down the
right field line — those attending games are more than likely in for a homer-happy treat unmatched in the Major Leagues.
The field itself is immaculately preened natural grass, and
in keeping with the stadium's classic feel, the National League and American League scoreboard is operated by hand a la Fenway Park.
Coors Field has a capacity of 50,000, including
its 63 luxury boxes and 4,500 club-level seats. Tickets range in price from $4 for the Rockpile — the far center field seats which are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and which don't go
on sale until 2 hours before a game — to $32 for club level infield seats.
Groups of 25 or more also can call to arrange group seating.
Coors Field's ticket office
is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours on home game days, and Saturdays and Sunday home game days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are also sold through Rockies
Dugout Stores in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley and Highlands Ranch, and also at King Soopers with a $2 service charge added per ticket.
But to really get
in a Coors Field game-day mood, try getting tickets the old-fashioned way, from "ticket brokers" who sell outside the stadium. For the discerning barterer, good seats at a fair price are no
farther away than a good haggle.
For more information on ticket prices, Coors Field or the Rockies' schedule, call 303-ROCKIES.