Coors Field: Ten things you probably didn't know about the home of the Rockies
5. Go to the game for a buck:
Granted, you have to be under twelve or older than 55, but $1 for a major league baseball game is pretty good. Both groups can buy Rockpile tickets for four quarters, but from Coors Field box offices only. Not that we're advocating deception (Okay, maybe we are), but those in the middle age range can offer to pay a little kid a dollar to buy them dollar tickets and you're still going to the game for only two bucks. Deal.
4. It has the freshest Blue Moon:
Blue Moon Brewing at the Sandlot, inside Coors Field, brews Blue Moon beer to the same specifications as the large Coors brewery in Golden, but some bars around town order the brew specifically from the Sandlot because they believe it is fresher. The Sandlot is open only during Rockies games and only to ticket holders.
3. You can get locked up:
Source This is actually a jail cell at Alcatraz, but after seventeen beers and unruly behavior, you won't notice the difference.
We've all probably sat next to or have been the person who has one or six too many beers and starts yelling at the shortstop to "At least hustle down to third base since you're making all that damn money!" When that person decides to show the shortstop how to do it themselves and runs onto the field, they get thrown into holding cells hidden in the depths of the stadium. "They're used from time to time for unruly fans," says Rockies spokesman Jay Alves. They're not really jail cells, but are there to be used "as seen fit by the Denver Police Department."
2. It has balls:
Obviously, the park has many balls. But most of them have stitching and they're too big to put in your both. Not true for the balls in section 144, where a concessions stand sells the Rocky Mountains' finest oysters. Really, the stadium couldn't represent Colorado without some fried bull testicles. "People tend to always want to try them out, the people who come from out of state, in particular," says Alves.
1. Dinosaurs once roamed here:
It appears dinosaurs once called the area where Coors Field sits. During construction of the stadium crews found fossils that could be 66 million years old. For anyone wondering why the Rockies have a purple dinosaur as their mascot, now you know.