I may be a little old-fashioned, but there are few things that scream summer as much as a dog and beverage while watching baseball, and to be a bit subjective, no place better than Coors field to do it. I’ve already been to one game this year and can’t wait to go to more. I’m excited about what this season brings, not just for the Rockies, but for the upcoming fun I’m plan on having with friends and family.
The Sights, Sounds and Smells of Rockies Baseball
For those that venture into the park each summer you know exactly how I feel. The excitement grows with the sounds of the crowd, the crack of the bat and the roar of every home run. Nothing is better than a foot-long Rockie dog and a craft beer while watching your favorite team. If you have you never gone to a ball game then this is one event you need to add to your bucket list for the summer.
Food, Food and Food
I’ve been to a few ballparks around the country and I have to be honest the variety and quality of food at Coors Field is amazing. If you aren’t a hot dog fan don’t despair. There are pizzas, paninis, burritos, tacos, BBQ, burgers and just about everything you could ever want. In addition the crowd favorites of peanuts, cotton candy, funnel cakes and ice cream. Check out the menu here. If you’re a craft beer aficionado you can be assured that you will find something you like on one of the carts, or meander up to the Rooftop and check out the offerings.
Get There Early
If you have children, or even if you don’t, arriving to Coors Field early is always recommended. Gates A and E open 2 hour early for those who want to watch batting practice before the game and this provides a great opportunity to see the players warmup and maybe even grab a fly ball. The smaller children can play on the playground behind section 147 and burn off a little pregame energy. Arriving early also leaves you time to walk around and check out the stadium. Trust me there is plenty to do.
Park or Ride
My first advice is unless you have a parking pass is to take the bus. The "RockiesRide" RTD buses drop off at Gate B in the RTD bus parking lot and stay there until the game ends. Taking the bus keeps you out of the traffic and long exit lines after the game. Get more information here. Parking in the Colorado Rockies operated lot is $16.00 in Lot A and $14.00 in Lot B, but they do take cash and credit cards. There are several paid parking spots around the ballpark, but be careful, some can be quite expensive.
Hooked? Live There!
If you’re a baseball fanatic or just a lover of downtown the Ballpark Neighborhood is a great place to live. There are several new residential developments, condos, new lofts and traditional warehouse lofts in the area. In fact most places are so close you can walk to the park or ride your bike. This is an active bustling place and a great place to live all year long. Give us a call at 303-991-9878 to set up a personal tour.
As for now, PLAY BALL!