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Coors Field / Colorado Rockies

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Spend some time in Denver's LoDo District and you'll soon realize how homogenous the area is: the former warehouse area surrounding the train station is on a human scale (most buildings are three or four stories high), with darker brickwork the dominant architectural element. So the challenge facing the designers of Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies, was to build a ballpark on a scale that fit into LoDo while at the same time containing all the revenue-generating activities a major-league baseball team needs. By and large, Coors Field succeeds on both accounts: the ballpark doesn't dominate the surrounding neighborhood, but it features all the bells and whistles you'd expect in a MLB park built in the last 15 years. Year Opened: 1995
Capacity: 50,445
Architect: HOK Sport + Venue + Entertainment
Dimensions: 347L, 390LC, 415C, 375RC, 350R
Website: colorado.rockies.mlb.com
Phone: 303/ROCKIES
League: National League
Parking: There are 3,800 spots adjacent to Coors Field in two separate lots. Parking at Lot A is $10 and Lot B for $7. There are many other parking spots in the general vicinity of Coors Field, however, many within a short drive of the ballpark.
Directions: 2001 Blake St., Denver. The best way to to Coors Field is to make your way to I-25 from I-76 or I-70. On I-25, head south to exit #213 (Park Avenue West), where you'll see signs to the ballpark. If you're coming north on I-25 from the south, take exit #207A (Broadway/Lincoln) and follow the signs to the ballpark.