Located in Denver's Lower Downtown neighborhood, just two blocks from Union Station, the Coors Field baseball park is the Colorado Rockies' home field, which is named for the (Molson) Coors Brewing Company, one of the world's largest brewing companies.
Coors Field being one of the premier ballparks in Major League Baseball holds more than 50.300 fans, although it was originally planned to seat 43.800. Built only in 1995, the park is already the third oldest stadium in the National League. Moreover, Coors became the first ballpark with a heated infield when it was built.
Coors Field Tours
Tours providing a behind-the-scenes look are available Monday through Saturday during the season and Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the offseason. They typically last 70-80 minutes, whereas private tours with young children last 45-60 minutes. All of Coors Field's tours are also accessible for disabled guests.
One Mile Above Sea Level
In order to mark the elevation of exactly one mile above sea level, the seats in the upper deck's 20th row are purple, while all other seats in Coors Field are dark green. This mark does refer to Coors Field as one of the top five hitters' parks. Due to its elevation – Coors Field is located about a mile above sea level – the thinner air in and around Denver makes it easier for balls to travel farther, which is the reason why home runs at Coors Field occur 32% more often than league average.
Dinger, the Mascot
The Rockies' official dinosaur mascot came into being due to the fact that quite a number of dinosaur fossils were found on stadium grounds while it was being built in the 90s. These included a triceratops skull, which historians estimated to be 66-million years old. Hence, Dinger is an anthropomorphic purple triceratops.