|Chronological Tour: Stop 123|
Home-plate entry to Coors Field, Aug-2009.
A look in at the stadium from The Rockpile in straightaway center field.
The view from behind the plate. The Front Range would be off to the left, just out of the photo.
The official elevation of Coors Field is just shy of a mile, but a row of seats painted blue rather than green in the upper deck, five rows shy of the top of the park, denotes the 5,280-foot mark in this, the Mile High City. Baseballs have a tendency to travel farther in the upper elevations, so the park was built larger, with the deepest fences in the majors. As a result, offense has risen because outfielders need to cover more ground and more balls drop in for extra-base hits as well as sailing out in the general direction of the Front Range.
It may feel like you’re watching a pinball game, but the park is structurally attractive and comfortable, with the latest hot feature, a lower-deck concourse from which you can order concessions and watch the game at the same time.
My one regret about the park is that more seats could not have a view of the Front Range. The park faces north, which is unorthodox in itself but does give fans along the right-field side a look at the mountains.
|282||Mon 25-Aug-1997||National||MLB||Cincinnati 7, COLORADO 6, 1st|
|1017||Fri 21-Aug-2009||National||MLB||San Francisco 6, COLORADO 3|
|1284||Wed 28-Aug-2013||National||MLB||COLORADO 5, San Francisco 4|