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Park Report
June 15, 2004
Coors Field
Boston Red Sox at Colorado Rockies

Final Score: 6-2, Colorado


Guess what kind of beer they have...
Busker ball fan...
The Green Monster...
More grass...
Mile high club...
Low-carb Coors...


Ticket Price:

$24.00 upper level behind home plate

Public Transit:

Trolley - downtown


$5.00 within 3 blocks of stadium

Beer & Dog Price:


Best Concession:

Buffalo Bratwurst - couldn't find Rocky Mountain Oysters

A single row of purple seats at 5,280' above sea level (that's a mile folks)

Dominant Color:




80% - 1/2 of those were Red Sox fans


Laid Back


Unique Adjective:








Another gem. Entering at the first level you couldn’t tell whether you were in Turner Field, Safeco Field or Coors Field. They are exactly the same with respect to width of traffic area, location of concessions and placement of handicapped seats. I'm beginning to realize that any new stadium is far more comfortable than any old one. It's just no contest.

Another downtown stadium surrounded by old warehouses turned into bars and restaurants.

While this stadium is as good as it gets, the fans are another story. Red Sox fans were vociferous throughout. Rockies fans sat on their hands and applauded politely when it was time to do so. Even the scoreboard in left field couldn’t really get them going. "Let's have some noise!!!!" brought a smattering oohs and aahs. Even the "Kiss Camera" had to show four couples before anyone kissed. (For the uninitiated, most venues have a kiss camera that shows couples on the video screen until they kiss. Older couples often bring laughs.)

The most enthusiastic fan was probably the street busker playing "take me out to the ballgame" on his clarinet.

There is an excellent mechanical out of town scoreboard in right field and evergreen shrubs growing in the bullpens. The video screen is the smallest I've seen so far. Maybe that's why no one responds to it. This franchise is averaging just under 20,000 per home game. They arrived late, but stayed right to the end. The tickets are priced according to which team is visiting. The Red Sox were considered Marquee Price as opposed to Value, Premium or Classic. But no matter who the opponent is, the Rock Pile, center field bleachers, are $4.00 every game.

I love the park. I wish it were in Boston.

- Joe Wagg