Two blocks from Union Station in Denver’s Lower Downtown District is the home of the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team: Coors Field.
As an expansion team in 1993, the Rockies played at Mile High stadium until 1995, when Coors Field was ready. Dinosaur fossils were found during construction, serving as inspiration for the team’s triceratops mascot, Dinger. Had Coors Brewing not purchased naming rights that now last through 2047, the stadium was fittingly slated to be named “Jurassic Park”.
Its mile-high elevation, marked by a purple row of seats in the upper deck, makes for thin air that helps baseballs fly through this home run-friendly stadium. Dingers aren’t the only thing Coors Field is good for: a world class brewery, local takes on ballpark food (Denver dogs), and fun visual features like the waterfall, fountains, and pine trees in center field make the Rockies’ stadium well-worth visiting.