Denver International Airport
24 miles/30 minute drive to Coors Field
WHERE TO STAY? Hotels Near Coors Field (all within walking distance)
The Westin Tabor Center (most opposing teams stay here)
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hotel Monaco Denver
The Curtis - 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.
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 Sandlot Brewery (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 303. CHUburgers serves grass-fed beef, shakes, fries and onion rings. 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 Oysters are, make sure to ask after you eat them. Other fun food to sample around Coors Field include braised short rib nachos, Mile High Mac & Cheese, Triple Play hotdogs, and Colorado Lamb Burgers.
New to Coors Field
Elote topped tater tots - served under zesty mayo, green chili cheese, and cotija cheese inside a mini helmet.
Shishito peppers - Thai chili vinaigrette, green chili, and chorizo queso.
Chicken and Purple Slaw Taco Trio- chicken topped with salsa verde and purple slaw.
Wazee Market - behind section 137 on the main concourse, this courtyard with high-top tables serves wood-fired pizzas, deli sandwiches, panini, and chicken parmesan, Italian cold cut, and Italian sausage sandwiches.
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 the Rockies box office.
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.
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 downtown's) 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 Rocky Mountain Vibes game (Brewers Rookie affiliate). A little further away (4 hour drive), is Suplizio Field, home of the Grand Junction Rockies (Rockies Rookie affiliate). If you are a Ballpark Chaser and want to check off three MLB ballparks 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).
Last updated by Ballpark Chasers.