Coors Field ballpark is a short walk from downtown Denver, Colorado. It is the home field of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. The stadium opened in 1995 and has a capacity of 50,144 people for baseball. Coors Field was the first new stadium added in a six-year period in which Denver’s sports venues were upgraded, along with Ball Arena and Empower Field at Mile High.

Coors Field is in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighbourhood. When built in 1995, it was the first ballpark with a heated infield and grass. 45 miles of cable run underneath to not only melt early spring and fall snow but keep the grass green during those particularly dry summer months.

Coors Field has earned a reputation as a hitter’s park because of Denver’s high elevation and semi-arid climate on the distances of batted balls. To combat this, the outfield fences were positioned further away from home plate and baseballs used in the park have been pre-stored in humidors.

Colorado Rockies Coors Field
Denver Airport

How to Get to Denver

The nearest airport to Coors Field is Denver International Airport (DEN). The distance between Coors Field and Denver Airport (DEN) is around 24 miles and the journey time is around 50 minutes. British Airways is currently the only airline offering direct flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Denver International Airport (DEN).

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Denver, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

There are several public transportation options available around Ball Arena. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is the public bus and light rail system for the Denver Metropolitan area. The nearest bus stop to Coors Field is 22nd St & Blake St, which is a 5-minute walk away and is served by multiple bus routes. The nearest light rail station to Coors Field is Union Station Light Rail, which is a 5-minute walk away and is served by E Line and W Line.

You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

Denver Transit Map
Denver City Map

Staying in Denver

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites like Expedia.

There are many great neighbourhoods to stay in when visiting the Ball Arena. The Central Business District is a neighbourhood in downtown Denver that is home to some of the finest dining, best-loved bars, shopping, arts, and culture. LoDo (Lower Downtown) is one of the oldest places of settlement in the city. It is a mixed-use historic district known for its nightlife and serves as an example of success in urban reinvestment and revitalisation.

Colorado Rockies Tickets

The Colorado Rockies sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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