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Guide To Coors Field

August 3, 2011 12:44 AM

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The view from the Rockpile at Coors Field (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Image)

The view from the Rockpile at Coors Field (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Image)

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Coors Field stands on 76 acres of land at 20th and Blake in downtown Denver. The venue opened in 1995 after the Colorado Rockies played their first two seasons at Mile High Stadium. The first game played for fans at Coors was April 26, 1995, when the Rockies beat the New York Mets 11 to 9.

Seating

Fans who sit behind first base or right field face west with an outstanding view of the Rocky Mountains. The Rockies’ website provides a detailed look at what baseball fans will see from each seat, no matter where you sit in the ball park. Just click on the seat from the provided map, and a photo pops up, showing you the view, along with how much that seat will cost. Seating Guide. Rock Pile seats start at $1, while club level seats can cost up to $100.

Corporate Suites are also offered. To learn more about the suites call: (303)312-2444.

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Party Facilities

There are six different types of suites and party facilities.

Private Suites: Game tickets and private use of a suite for 12 to 20 people.

Summit Party Suites: Game tickets and private use of a suite for 12 to 75 people.

Warning Track Party Room: Game tickets and private use of the room for 50 to 90 people.

Mezzanine Party Suites: Game tickets and private use of a suite for 22 to 200 people.

RocHenge Super Suites: Game tickets and private use of a suite for 30 to 200 people.

Group Picnic Areas: For groups of 25 to 750, with accommodations for groups up to 2,000.
Learn the benefits offered with each type of suite: Party Facilities.

Tickets

Purchasing Tickets
Online: Individual game tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Colorado Rockies official website at www.coloradorockies.com.

In Person: Tickets may be purchased in person at the Coors Field Ticket Office with no service charges and at all Rockies Dugout Stores with a service charge from $1.25 -$3.00.

By Mail: To order by mail, complete a 2010 Rockies individual ticket order form or call (303) ROCKIES to have a brochure sent to you.

By Phone: To order tickets by phone, call the toll free number (800) 388-ROCK. Game tickets can be purchased with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or Diner’s Club. A service charge between $2- $3.50 will be added to the total.

Rock Pile: There are seven windows to purchase tickets near Gate A. The office opens about 2 and a half hours before the game and stays open 30 to 60 minutes after the game starts.

Wynkoop: There are seven ticket windows near the Wynkoop Walkway at Gate E. The windows open 2 and a half hours before game time and will remain open 30 to 60 minutes after the game starts.

Ticket Kiosk Machines: There are four ticket kiosk machines located adjacent to the Coors Field Main Ticket Office at 20th and Blake Streets. Previously purchased internet and phone tickets can be picked up at the kiosks. The purchaser will need the same credit card they used to make the original purchase. A $1 service charge applies.

Will Call: Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Coors Field Ticket Office at 20th and Blake Street. A photo ID is required to pick up tickets. If the name on the tickets needs to be changed, call: (303)292-0200. Children two and under who are sitting on the lap of an adult, do not need to purchase a ticket.

Group Ticket Sales
The Rockies offer discounts for a number of different group ticket sales. The discounts range from senior discounts to discounts for non-profits doing fundraising. The larger the group, the greater the discount is offered. Learn more about the offers available: Group Ticket Offers.
There are also about 1,000 accessible seats for the disabled in Coors Field.

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The view from the Rock Pile at Coors Field (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Image)

The Rock Pile

The Rock Pile, located in straightaway center field, has become a fan favorite. It was designed after the Rock Pile section in the old Mile High Stadium, where the Rockies first played in 1993 and 1994.

The original Rock Pile tickets only had cost $1. The tickets now only cost $4 in advance and $6 at the gate.

The Rock Pile has become the Coors Field’s signature seating area. It’s a semi-circular shaped 2,300-seat bleacher section. It features the best views of Denver’s skyline.

During its construction, crews discovered a number of dinosaur fossils, which led to picking the team’s mascot, Dinger, who is a dinosaur.

Rock Pile visitors get a great view of the bullpen along with a rock-covered mountain with trees and water fountains.

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Baseballs in the Coors Field humidor (credit: CBS)

Notable Moments at Coors Field

Coors Field was the host of the 1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

The New York Yankees made their first regular season trip to Coors Field in June 2002. The Yankees won the series taking the first two out of three games.

The first 1-0 game at Coors Field was on July 9, 2005. It happened after Major League Baseball allowed the Rockies to start using a humidor on May 15, 2002. The humidor was implemented because pitchers complained the thin air at Denver’s elevation wouldn’t allow for ball movement on pitches, letting the hitters get an upper hand.

Coors Field was home to Games 3 and 4 of the 2007 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox won the World Series at Coors Field in Game 4.

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Interesting Facts

- Every baseball stadium in every city has a quirk. The right field wall is 6 feet higher than the left field wall.

- The Colorado Rockies rank 13th among 30 Major League Baseball teams in attendance during the 21st century. (Full Story)

- Since the park’s opening in 1995, there has been one no hitter.

- There are rumors Coors Field may also be used as a future site for the NHL Winter Classic, which is a relatively new hockey tradition held every New Year’s Day.

- A baseball travels 9 percent faster at 5,280 feet than at sea level.

- The altitude at Coors Field can make things hard on a pitcher. At altitude, curve balls aren’t as snappy. Fastballs can travel faster because the thinner air provides a decrease in resistance, however the fastballs don’t always get enough movement thanks to the air.

- A new LED lighting system was installed at the ballpark after the 2010 season. It bathes the exterior of the stadium in Rockies purple.

Getting There

Directions
* From the North – Take I-25 south to Exit #213 (Park Ave. West)
* From the Northeast – Travel southwest on I-76 to I-25 South, Exit #213 (Park Ave. West)
* From the West – Travel east on I-70 to I-25 South, Exit #213 (Park Ave. West)
* From the East – Travel west on I-70 to I-25 South, Exit #213 (Park Ave. West)
* From the South – Travel north on I-25 to Exit #212C (Park Ave. West)

Parking
The easiest way to get in and around Coors Field is to park outside of LoDo in a different lot and take the mall shuttle to Coors Field. It’s also within walking distance and will save you money for parking close to the ball park. Free parking may be available in the neighborhood behind Union Station. You’ll just need to walk across the Millennium Bridge to the ball park.
During post season games, the rates can increase for parking lots near Coors Field. There are a number of places to park for varying prices near Coors Field.

Lot A can be entered off of 38th and Park Avenue. The cost to park in Lot A is $14 About 300 spots are available in Lot A for the disabled.

Lot B can be entered off of 28th and Park Avenue. The cost to park in Lot B is $12.

The Coors Field West Lot can be entered off of 20th and Wazee.

The Coors Field RTD Lot can be entered off of 22nd & Blake You can also print parking passes for lots A & B online at coloradorockies.com.

Bus Service
The RockiesRide RTD buses drop off guests outside Gate B in the RTD bus parking lot. The lot is located on the corner of 22nd and Blake Streets adjacent to Coors Field. For RockiesRide schedule and route information, please contact RTD at (303) 299-6000.

Light Rail
Three light rail stations take guests to the Rockies game. The most convenient stop is Union Station via the C Line. For specific route and fare information, the Light Rail section of the RTD website can be found at www.rtd-denver.com or call (303) 299-6000.

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No-No’s

Non-alcoholic beer or similar items
Glass bottles and aluminum or metal cans (including aerosol cans)
All hard-sided coolers and containers, regardless of size
All hard-sided briefcases, regardless of size
All soft-sided bags and containers larger than 16″x16″x8″
Camera tri, dual or single leg pods by non-media personnel. Video cameras are permitted as long as live game action is not recorded as specified by MLB Policy
Bota bags or wine skin
Sticks or clubs (including signs attached to sticks)
Fireworks
Firearms or other weapons
Bullhorns or noise makers
Confetti, soap bubbles
Animals (except service animals for guests with disabilities)
Beach balls, balloons and other inflatables
Skateboards, rollerblades or shoes with wheels (Heelys)
Stools or folding chairs
Large squirt guns or super soakers
Fishing nets and poles
Any fruit or vegetable larger than a grapefruit must be sliced
Laser pointers
Insulated coolers, cups and thermos larger than 22 oz.
Pizza boxes larger than personal size

Food & Restaurants

The Mountain Ranch Bar and Grille
Located in the right field corner of Coors Field and is open to all ticketed guests.
The grill is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (home game days only) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The menu includes New York strip steak, prime rib, salmon, various sandwiches, burgers and a create-your-own salad menu.
View the menu: Mountain Ranch Bar and Grille Menu

The Mountain Ranch Bar & Grille can be accessed at the Gate B elevator behind section 111 and the elevator behind section 114 (Suite level tickets are required for Suite level access). Reserved seating is available on the two tiered patio and in the indoor dining room. While diners must make reservations for a table, some tables can be purchased on the patio that serves as game day seats as well. Each game ticket for these tables includes $30-$50 in food and concession credit for the grille. Tables are available as a full season, 25 game packages. Tables can also be purchased for single games, but there is a limited supply. More information on the Mountain Ranch Bar and Grille: (303)312-2222

Camarena Loft
New in 2011, this great gathering spot is located on the northwest side of the ballpark. It features an open-air bar, a nachos vendor and alcoholic drinks including tequila.

Blue Moon Brewing Co. @ The Sandlot
The Blue Moon Brewing Co. @ the Sandlot serves excellent food and micro-brews. The restaurant provides a comfortable patio.
The brewery is located on the Main Concourse behind section 112.

Concessions
The following is a list of concession areas within Coors Field:
Beers of the World – Sections 106, 121, 137, 146, 316
Buckaroos – A concession stand for kids featuring child sized items – Section 149
Denver Cheese Steaks – Sections 243, 331; portable locations at sections 115 and 133
Esta Fiesta (nachos) – Sections 109, 128, 134, 139, 157, 218, 226, 239, 301, 306, 312, 318, 327, 338, 344, 401, in-seats on Club Level
Fanfare (hot dogs) – Sections 109, 119, 128, 139, 157, 301, 306, 312, 318, 327, 338, 344
Garlic Fries – Section 137
Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Section 115, 134, 144, 226, 323
Grille Works (Rockie dogs, burgers, chicken, etc.) – Sections 115, 125, 134, 137, 144, 153, 204, 218, 226, 239, 303, 316, 323, 331, 335
Hill Yard Deli – A food court featuring such specialty items as deli sandwiches, Roundin’ 3rd pizza slices, 1/2 lb. pub burgers, Panini sandwiches, fresh wraps, hot soup, garden burgers and foot long bratwurst – Section 137
Ice Cream (soft serve) – Sections 109, 115, 119, 128, 130, 144, 149, 218, 226, 239, 312
Ice Cream (hand dipped) – Sections 150 at Madeline’s, 223 at Java City
Import Draft Beers – Sections 128, 134, 153, 306, 330, 331
Kosher dogs – Sections 109, 128, 139, 226, 239, 312, 318
Madeline’s – A unique ice cream stand featuring soft serve and hand dipped ice cream cones and sundaes – Section 150
Micro Draft Beers from the Sandlot Brewery – Sections 114, 127, 137, 221, 236
Pizza (personal or sliced) – Sections 119, 134, 137, 149, 204, 218, 226, 239, 312, 327
Rocky Mountain Oysters – Section 144
Top Dog – Sections 130, 243, 331

The following is a list of portable concession stands throughout the ballpark:
Grill – Sections 107, 111, 117, 142, 309, 343
Nacho – Section 119
Micro Brew Beers – Sections 106, 114, 121, 127, 137, 146, 311, 319, 330
Draft Beers – Sections 104, 123, 135, 152, 155, 318, 343

The following is a list of specialty items within Coors Field:
Blake Street Burrito – Sections 109, 134 and 331
Buffalo Hot Dogs and Brats – Portable Stand Section 146
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cone – Section 150 at Madeline’s
Denver Cheese Steaks – Sections 115, 133, 243 and 331
Foot Long Bratwurst – Sections 115, 125, 144, 153, 218, 226, 239 and 331, portable stands 107, 117, 142, 146, 309, 340
Frozen Oasis Daquiris – Section 137
Frozen Oasis Margaritas – Sections 221, 236, 330
Sauza Margaritas – Sections 109, 118, 121, 134, 139
Liquor Bars – Sections 137, 221, 236, 314, 330 at the Clocktower, 112 at Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Panini Sandwiches – Sections 137, 218, 239
Deli Sandwiches – Section 137
Quesadillas and Ultimate Nachos – Section 134
Ultimate Nacho – Section 109, 114, 128, 331

The following is a list of souvenir and gift locations:
Buckaroos – Section 149
Novelty – Sections 110, 120, 135, 147, 151, 158, 201, 216, 217, 242, 243, 314, 315, 317, 330
Diamond Dry Goods – Section 116

Gluten-Free Concession Stand
In July of 2009, Coors Field became home to the first major league baseball gluten-free concession stand.
While enjoying a Rockies game, Celic sufferers can buy a gluten-free hot dog, cheeseburger or chicken sandwich. They also offer potato chips, pretzels, cookies, brownies and beer. All of the condiments at the stand are also gluten-free. The gluten-free products do cost a little more than their alternatives. Hamburgers are about $9, hot dogs $7 beers $6.
The stand can be found at section 147.

Healthy Foods
Chef Cobb Salads: Section 223
Chicken Sandwich: Grill Works at sections 115, 128, 134, 153, 303, 316, 323, 335;
Hill Yard Deli at Section 137; Wells Fargo Club Level sections 226, 234
Chinese Chicken Salad: Sections 137, 223
Garden Burger: Hill Yard Deli at section 137Hot Soup: Hill Yard Deli at section 137 and section 223
Panini and Deli Sandwiches: Hill Yard Deli at section 137
Veggie Wraps: Hill Yard Deli at section 137, 223 Java City
Wraps: Turkey, chicken caesar, chicken club at sections 137, 153 and 223

(All listings are subject to change)

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Interactive Area

Coors Field offers an interactive area for guests to enjoy. The area includes a video batting cage for both adults and younger fans. It also has a speed pitch where visitors can test their throwing speed. If you throw fast enough, you just might get a prize. There is a tee-ball cage for young fans. In the KOA Fantasy Broadcast Booth, participants can get a DVD recording of themselves calling a half inning of the ball game live.

The Coors Field Interactive Area is located behind the bullpens on the Main Concourse at Gate A.

Dinger

Dinger (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Coors Field Mascot

The Rockies’ mascot is Dinger the purple dinosaur. Dinger is a triceratops that’s regularly seen roaming the field or the stands during games.

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Guest Announcement Board

Guests can purchase a personal message to appear on the matrix board under the Mountain Ranch Bar & Grille in right field for $50.00. To purchase a message call: (303) ROCKIES.

To learn more about Coors Field, check out a special section of the Rockies’ website.

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