Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A Guide to Opening Day in Denver

Apr 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Guide to Opening Day in DenverFootball may be king during fall and winter, but spring and summer still belong to baseball. Residents of our Springs Denver luxury apartment communities will be root, root, rooting for local favorites, the Colorado Rockies.

Here's what you need to know to join the party on Friday, April 6 when the Colorado Rockies open their home season at Coors Field against the Atlanta Braves.

2018 Preview

In 2017, the Rockies joined the ranks of the top teams in the National League, earning a Wild Card spot against division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team is expected to make a strong run again this season, led by Nolan Arenado, the All-Star third baseman whom many consider to be the league's best player.

Heading to the Game

  • With its spectacular views and home-run friendly atmosphere, Coors Field, in downtown's LoDo district, is one of the best places to experience a game.  Download MLB's Ballpark app for customized team and stadium content, special offers and more.
  • Tickets can be purchased online for digital delivery or pick-up at Will Call. The website also has a link to StubHub, a resale site that may offer availability if the section you want is sold out.
  • Game time on Opening Day is 2:10 p.m. Select gates open two hours early if you want to watch batting practice. All gates are open 90 minutes before game time and each fan will receive a free GO ROCKIES! rally towel.
  • Ballpark concessions have expanded beyond the traditional hot dogs and beer, but you're also allowed to bring in certain food and beverage items.
  • Service dogs are the only pets allowed at Coors Field, but get your tickets now for Bark in the Park, an annual dog-friendly event scheduled for Wednesday, August 22.

Before, During and After the Game

  • Register for free tickets to Opening Day BrunchFest, sponsored by BAC Appliance Center, which begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until game time at 2:10 p.m.
  • The Rockies' Purple Row fan club will host their second Opening Day Breakfast at Wynkoop Brewing Company in City Park West. Tickets are $25 and they include breakfast, conversation with members of the Rockies media and memorabilia giveaways.
  • Howl at the Moon, across the street from Coors Field, will open at 11 a.m. with beer and shot specials and live music all night.
  • Kick off an entire weekend of Opening Day celebrations at Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop. Located one block south of Coors Field, Viewhouse will open at 8 a.m. Friday and the game will be showing on their 190" LED TV along with dozens of flat screens.
  • Great Divide Brewing Company, conveniently located half a mile from Coors Field, is planning an Opening Day Open House beginning at 10 a.m. Friday. Get a sneak preview of their new Heyday IPA on tap along with $5 beers, tacos and cookies from Good Sugar Baking.

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