Coors Field

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Denver’s famous baseball field is on the 76-acre property known as Coors Field, which is at the intersection of 20th and Blake Street in the neighborhood of LoDo in downtown Denver. The park is a facility that houses 63 luxury suits and 4,526 club seats. The park features two large light emitting diode displays and one ribbon display. The total Daktroni displays sum up to around 833 feet high. Apart from these, the field has a large Blue Moon Brewery and a landscape decoration behind the center field area, which consists of waterfalls, pine trees, and fountains. After the Rockies score a run or win the game, the fountains are shot up in to the air. This is the glorious Coors Field Coloradoans know and love.

Coors Field is known to be a a home run friendly park. This is because the low density of air and the high elevation bring the ball to great distances that can’t easily be achieved at lower elevations. The outfield fences are at unusually far distances from the home plate making it one of the largest fields of the day. The large outfield facilitated most of the home runs, doubles, and triples which are the first of this kind in history. The Rockies and their offenders scored 303 home runs, which is the biggest score in a single venue for a season. The ball travels 9% farther at a prolific height of 5,280 feet above sea level. The thinner air decreases the resistance on the ball which influences pitching. Curve balls get a little less snappy and the fast ball gets an extra inch of giddiness due to this factor of air.

The tours for the field are a journey available from Monday to Friday during the season. In the offseason, entry is permitted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The tour starts at gate D and offers a 75 to 80 minute journey extending to about a mile.

The tour times are:

During the season: – Non-game days: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm.

Evening game days: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm

Afternoon game days:  no tours.

Offseason: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Tour prices: Adults $7, Seniors (over 55) $6, Children (under 12) $5

The 75-minute tour includes a visit to the dugout, visitor’s club house, press level, club level, suite level, and concourse areas. If the tours are private groups of 25 or above, reservations have to be made three weeks in advance. In these groups, adults pay $6, senior citizens $5, and children $4. Tickets for both individuals and large groups can be purchased either in person by cash, check, or credit card or by phone via credit card.

The field witnessed a voluminous number of more than 60,000 in a crowd 52 times and approached 70,000 an amazing 21 times. The above average number of home runs earned the reputed field nicknames like “Coors Canaveral” and “Williamsport.”

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