Coors Field in Denver, Colorado is the home of the Colorado
Rockies Major League Baseball team. It is named for the Coors Brewing
Company of Golden, Colorado, which purchased the naming rights to the
stadium prior to its completion in 1995.
Field - 347 ft
Left-Center - 390 ft
Center Field - 415 ft
Right-Center - 375 ft
Right Field - 350 ft
Backstop - 56 ft
The team had played its first two years at Mile
High Stadium before moving to Coors Field, two blocks from Union
Station in Denver's Lower Downtown (or LoDo) neighborhood. The
stadium includes 63 luxury suites and 4,500 club seats.
The stadium is best known for its reputation as a homer-friendly park.
Though the fences are actually more distant than in most other stadiums,
the high altitudeóthe playing field is just barely short of a mile above
sea levelómeans that air resistance to hit baseballs is cut by as much
as 10% in relation to that at sea level. The reduced air resistance at
high altitude also lessens the ability of pitchers to throw effective
breaking balls. These altitude effects, the open spaces in the outfield
due to the distant fences, the low height of the fences, and the small
size of foul territory have combined to produce a stadium as problematic
for pitchers as any in the major leagues.
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The stadium was originally planned to be somewhat smaller, seating only
43,800. After the Rockies first season in 1993, however, it became clear
that the team was far more popular than initially expected, and the plans
were updated as the stadium was under construction. Most of the additional
seats were added in the center field bleacher section, known as the Rockpile.
Most of the seats in Coors Field are dark green, but the seats in the
20th row of the upper deck are purple. This Purple Row is exactly
one mile above sea level.
Despite all the offense, a no-hitter was thrown at Coors Field by Hideo
Nomo on September 17, 1996. It is the only one at Coors as of this
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