Coors Field: A Home Run for Baseball Fans
Coors Field is a baseball stadium located in Denver, Colorado. It is the home of the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). Coors Field is known for its high altitude, which makes the ball travel farther than at most other stadiums. This has led to Coors Field being nicknamed "The Mile High City's Little Big Park" and "Coors Country".
Coors Field was built in 1995 and opened in 1996. The stadium was designed by Fentress Architects and built by Mortenson Construction. Coors Field was originally named Mile High Stadium, but the name was changed to Coors Field in 1996 after Coors Brewing Company purchased the naming rights.
Coors Field is a baseball-only stadium with a capacity of 50,398. The stadium is built on a former brownfield site that was once home to a brewery and a gasworks. Coors Field features a number of unique features, including:
- A retractable roof that can be opened or closed depending on the weather.
- A large video board in center field.
- A natural grass playing field.
- A Rocky Mountain-inspired design.
Coors Field is located at an altitude of 5,280 feet (1,609 m), which is the highest elevation of any stadium in Major League Baseball. The high altitude makes the ball travel farther than at most other stadiums, which has led to Coors Field being one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the league.
Awards and Recognition
Coors Field has been recognized for its design and atmosphere. In 1995, it was named "Stadium of the Year" by Ballparks Digest. In 2000, it was named "Best Ballpark in America" by Sports Illustrated.
In 2008, it was named "Best Major League Ballpark" by ESPN.
Coors Field hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including baseball games, concerts, and festivals. The stadium is also a popular tourist destination, and it is estimated that over 3 million people visit Coors Field each year.
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