Colorado is home to four national parks: the Rocky Mountain, the Mesa Verde, the Great Sand Dunes, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. With such a beautiful landscape, it’s a great state to visit, but what else can you do while you’re in Colorado besides hiking? Well, if you get the chance to visit Denver, you should get tickets to a Rockies game at Coors Field! Baseball is considered the Great American pastime since generations have grown up watching, playing, and loving the sport. What better way is there to enjoy America’s pastime than among the natural beauty of Colorado? This comprehensive guide to Coors Field will give you all of the best insider information to ensure that your experience is a homerun or you can check boxofficeticketsales.com.
Facts and Features
Coors Field really embraces and draws inspiration from the landscape that surrounds it, pulling natural elements into the stadium. This can be seen outside the stadium, as you’re coming in through Gate A, where the Rockies–along with the help of ARAMARK, their food and beverage partner, and Produce Denver–have planted a sustainable garden, from which the Coors Field chefs get their ingredients for dishes served in the Mountain Ranch Club restaurant and for the salad stations located throughout the park.
Out of all the stadiums in Major League Baseball, Coors Field has the highest elevation, which it pays tribute to by having its scoreboard shaped like a mountain range. There are theories that the thinner, mountain air helps baseballs fly higher, making home runs more likely to happen in Coors Field than in any other stadium. It’s difficult to prove the legitimacy of this theory, especially when there are so many other factors that play into hitting homeruns–not to mention the fact that Coors Field also has the largest outfield in the MLB–so, don’t go placing any bets based on the elevation alone.
Another tribute to the state’s gorgeous natural landscape can be seen by fans in the Fjallraven Forest, located at the end of centerfield. This little nature area features seven different types of local Colorado tree species and includes seven water features that shoot forty miles into the air before the game, during the seventh inn stretch, and any time the Rockies score a homerun or win a game. All of the water used is recycled back through the fountain system to prevent waste.
Food and Entertainment
In the heart of Denver, it’s difficult to walk a hundred feet without finding a brewery, and the locals love to say that the best thing about Coors Field is that it’s a brewery with a baseball park attached, so you can catch a game while you have a drink. The Sandlot was actually the first brewery built inside of a Major League Stadium, established in Coors Field back in 1995. The taproom opens 90 minutes before the start of the game and remains open through the final inning. The Sandlot Brewery has won almost 50 GABF (Great American Beer Festival) medals, so you can trust that its popularity is due as much to its quality as its location. In addition to high-quality brews, The Sandlot also offers a selection of classic barbeque cuisine, including, but not limited to, a sliced brisket sandwich, mesquite house smoke sausage, mac and cheese, and sides such as baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad.
Another popular area to grab a drink before and during the game is in The Rooftop. The Rooftop is located in the upper right-field deck, giving guests gorgeous views of the field and the surrounding Colorado mountains. Included in this area are The Jack Daniel’s Terrace Loft and Pre-Game Deck, and The Shane Co.bana. Access to The Rooftop and its facilities is limited, so be sure to make the proper reservations if this sounds like the kind of experience you would enjoy.
In addition to these bars, Coors Field offers a wide selection of food carts with classic ballpark food like burgers, fries, and hotdogs. The top fan-rated hot dog spot is Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs. Biker Jim offers a variety of flavors, including a bacon-wrapped cheddar dog, a jackalope sausage, and a vegan dog for those who don’t eat meat. For a good burger, fans recommend Helton Burger, which also serves onion rings and shakes, or the classic, Smash Burger. One of the top fan-rated snacks that you won’t find at every MLB stadium is the chocolate-drizzled strawberry and banana kebab, sold at Berrie Kebabs, located in Section 132 of the stadium.
If you’re hungry for some Rockies history, consider visiting the Coors Field clubhouse areas, where you can see World Series merchandise on display, as well as memorabilia from the All-Star games.
Tips for attending a game at Coors Field
Here are some tips for attending a game at Coors Field:
Arrive early: Coors Field is a popular destination and parking can be limited, so it’s best to arrive early to ensure you have enough time to park and get to your seat before the game starts.
Consider public transportation: If possible, consider taking public transportation such as the light rail or bus to avoid traffic and parking hassles. There are multiple options that stop near Coors Field.
Dress appropriately: Denver weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to dress in layers and bring rain gear if necessary. Also, wear comfortable shoes as you may be walking around the stadium.
Bring cash: While most vendors now accept credit cards, it’s always a good idea to have cash on hand for smaller purchases like hot dogs or souvenirs.
Stay hydrated: Altitude sickness is a real concern in Denver due to its high altitude, so make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the game.
Be respectful of others: Remember that you’re sharing the stadium with thousands of other fans who are there to enjoy the game too. Be mindful of others around you by not blocking views or being disruptive during play.