Denver, Colorado

Denver International Airport

24 miles/30 minute drive to Coors Field

 

WHERE TO STAY? Hotels Near Coors Field (all within walking distance)

 

Unlimited budget

The Westin Tabor Center (most opposing teams stay here)  

Ritz-Carlton Denver

Hyatt Regency Denver  Colorado Convention Center

Hotel Monaco Denver 

Moderate budget

Residence Inn by Marriott - Denver City Center

Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown Denver

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Denver

Chaser budget traveler

There are no Chaser budget hotels that we recommend within walking distance of Coors Field. The two options below are cheap, but not highly reviewed. 

La Quinta Inn - Denver Central

Ramada- Denver Downtown

WHERE TO PARK?

Street, metered, paid lots and garage parking are available around Coors Field. Independent parking lots can range from $5 to $30 on a typical day. Coors Field Lot A is immediately adjacent to Coors Field (outside of right field). Lot A parking is $15 and sits between Blake Street and the railroad tracks extending northeast to the 27th Street entrance. Lot B is adjacent to Coors Field as well, next to Lot A between Blake Street and the railroad tracks extending from the 27th Street entrance out toward 30th. Lot B parking is $13. Be aware that Denver is like most Major League cities and will price gouge when big market teams come to town. Parking Panda offers gameday parking reservations for Coors Field.  Avoid driving around for the best parking facility - compare on your smartphone and reserve Rockies parking today.

Ballpark Chasers Tip: If seeing a game during the week, drive north of the ballpark (5 blocks or more) for free street parking. Come early as these will fill up quickly when the locals get off work.

 

WHERE TO EAT?

Great options within walking distance from Coors Field include Breckenridge Brewery and Lodo's Bar and Grill. Both restaurants are great and unique in their own way. Go to Breckenridge Brewery for their microbrews and burgers and Lodos for the pre-game atmosphere and rooftop views of Coors Field. On the other hand, for a more formal option, check out the Chop House for amazing steaks, chops and seafood.

Ballpark Chasers Favorite Bar- Lodo's Bar and Grill

Inside Coors Field there is a wide assortment of food options. Hit up the Blue Moon Brewing Company (behind section 112) before the game for a meal and great microbrews. If you haven't tried a Blue Moon with an orange, don't leave without experiencing it. The best burger in Coors Field is found under the main scoreboard, behind section 153. Helton Burger Shack has awesome made-to-order burgers, shakes, fries and onion rings. Unique Coors Field ballpark foods include: Denver Cheese Steaks, Blake Street Burritos, Buffalo Hot Dogs and Brats and the Ultimate Nachos. Be sure to try the famous Ballpark Chasers meal, which consists of Rocky Mountain Oysters and a Blue Moon beer.  If you are unsure what Rocky Mountain Osters are, make sure to ask after you eat them. Finally, for those young Chasers, Buckaroos is a concession stand by section 149 featuring traditional ballpark options in child-size portions.

New to Coors Field for 2016: AZ's Canteen Dog – a Piedmontese hot dog with roasted veggie may, house-made grain mustard, cabbage slaw and pickled jalapeños, on a toasted bun. The Beach Comber - a hot dog with pineapple, BBQ sauce and jalapeños (Sections 130 and 144). At Wazzee Market, the Rockies Corned Beef Sandwich has onion tangler, dijon slaw and swiss cheese on a soft roll. Taco Salad (in Section 134).

 

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS?

Box office tickets are typically available before each Rockies home game unless the Cubs, Red Sox or Yankees are visiting.  For a last minute purchase, scalpers are clearly identifiable with their “Need Tickets” signs all around Coors Field. Ballpark Chasers recommends pre-purchasing your Rockies tickets through TicketMonster.com


 

Ballpark Chasers Tip: You can always count on the $4 and $1 “Rockpile” tickets to be available 2 ½ hours prior to game time. These center field bleacher seats are a last resort and not for those wanting to pay close attention to the game.  $4 tickets are for ages 13-54, while $1 tickets are for those children 12 and under or adults 55 and older. Another cheap option is the “purple seat” section. This upper deck row of purple seats is located exactly a mile-high above sea level.

 

WHERE TO SIT?

Coors Field offers affordable outfield seating which also allow fans to step foot on the field following games which feature a post-game fireworks show.  Learn more about great seating options and unique opportunities at a Rockies game by reading the Coors Field Seating Guide.


WHEN TO GO?

As the saying goes, If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, just wait 10 minutes. The weather here is as un-predictable as it comes. Play it safe and travel to the Mile High City in the months of June, July, August or September. Remember to dress for cool evening temperatures anytime during the year and don’t forget the rain gear.

 

WHAT ELSE TO SEE?

Just a half block west of Coors Field is one of Lodo's (lower downtowns) newest attractions. National Ballpark Museum is a must see for any Ballpark Chaser. The creator and curator, Bruce "B" Hellerstein, houses one of the top ballpark collections in the country and has already received praises from the Smithsonian. If you are lucky, Bruce will be around for a complimentary guided tour of his current exhibits. Our favorites include the lights from Ebbets Field, pieces from the Green Monster and original seats from old Crosley and Forbes Field. Plan on at least 30 minutes inside the museum before a Rockies game. Admission is currently $10 and their hours are posted here

 

The 16th Street Mall is a short walk from Coors Field to fun shopping and dining experiences. If you have a rental car and want the true Colorado experience, take the beautiful drive (1-70 west for 35 minutes) to Idaho Springs. This quaint mountain town has quite possibly the greatest pizza in the country.

 


Complete your Ballpark Chasers experience by stopping at Tommy Knocker Brewery for an appetizer and beverage of your choice and then enjoy a downtown walk through this former mining town to the world famous Beau Jo’s Pizza. Make sure to save your pizza crust for the honey.

 

BALLPARK CHASERS VACATION?

If you are looking for a relaxing trip and stay only in Colorado, see a couple games at Coors Field and finish by traveling 90 minutes south to Colorado Springs to catch a Sky Sox game (Brewers AAA affiliate). If you are a Ballpark Chaser and want to check off three parks quickly, plan the “Frontier 3” trip. This includes flying into Denver, using a rental car to drive 610 miles (roughly 8 hours) to Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City and finish at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (243 miles/ 4 hours away).

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