The Colorado Rockies are a relatively new baseball team, when compared to the
old teams that have been around for 100 plus years, as they have only been in
existence since 1993. The building process of Coors Field, their eventual home
stadium, took longer than expected so the Rockies ended up spending their first
two MLB seasons playing at Mile High Stadium, the home of the Denver Broncos
football team. Playing at Mile High was perfectly fine with the Rockies as they
had more room for seating and actually had the highest attendance in the Majors
their first two years as they averaged over 50,000 Colorado Rockies tickets sold
per game, helping set a new MLB attendance record of 4,483,350 total
Colorado Rockies tickets sold in one year. The high moment of the season however
was in their first home game in which they sold 80,227 Colorado Rockies tickets and
second baseman Eric Young led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a homerun.
Two years after their inaugural season, the Rockies finally moved into their new
stadium and immediately were putting up great attendance numbers with an
average of 47,500 Colorado Rockies tickets sold each game, even though their
record didn’t suggest they would have that many fans. The first real successful
season for the Rockies didn’t come until their 14th year as a franchise in 2007. That
group of players was able to make it all the way to the World Series where they
eventually lost out to the Boston Red Sox, who would win their 2nd title in 4 years.
The Rockies had to wait 2 seasons before they finally got
to move into their stadium, Coors Field. The wait helped them, as
they were able to sell many more Colorado Rockies tickets at Mile High Stadium
because of the football style seating it offered. After moving into the new Coors
Field, where the max capacity was for 50,398 Colorado Rockies tickets to be sold,
the attendance figures did drop by almost 10,000, which was due more to the lack
of performance than the actual venue.
One of the most unique features in Coors Field is that the lower level seats are
a dark green color, but when you reach the 20th row in the upper deck the seat
colors change to purple because it marks the cities one mile elevation mark. With
the higher elevation, it provides a more exciting game for those who purchased
Colorado Rockies tickets because at a higher elevation the ball flies further which
makes Coors Field a hitters ball park.
Coors Field is the only MLB ballpark that is located a mile above sea level, making it one of the most unique and exciting places to watch a baseball game.
With the Rockies playing in the highest MLB stadium and one that is still relatively
new, purchasing Colorado Rockies tickets can lead you to a ballpark that is one of a
kind and also to watching two professional teams play a game of baseball.
3-5-14: Good news in Colorado as their All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been reportedly way ahead of schedule after his appendicectomy and hernia surgery this past January. The Rockies will need him in the middle of their order if they have any hopes of contending for the division. In other news first baseman Justin Morneau has a stiff neck and has been listed as day-to-day but the organization is not worried about this at all as Morneau is a veteran and doesn't need a ton of spring training at bats to get ready for the regular season.
3-4-14: The Rockies top pitching prospect, Jon Gray impressed the staff with a two inning run during the team's game vs the Seattle Mariners on Monday. Despite the Rockies dropping the game 8-1, Gray held the Mariners to two hits, with no runs, and threw strikes in 24 of his 37 pitches.
1-7-14: The Colorado Rockies have had a busy and productive off-season so far. They acquired Boone Logan from the New York Yankees through free agency. Logan was very effective out of the Yankee bullpen for a couple of years and prove that he's more than just a lefty specialist. The Rockies also acquired Drew Stubbs from the Indians in exchange for Josh Altman. Stubbs has good speed and power especially a course field but he will likely be a utility man to start the season.
12-9-13: Last season the Colorado Rockies finished in last place with a record of 74–88. Despite their poor record they did finished third overall in the major leagues in team batting average. Last season acted as a farewell tour for a long time Colorado Rockies player Todd Helton who announced his retirement. Immediately this off-season the Rockies have addressed the replacement for Hilton and signed veteran first baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year deal worth roughly $13 million. Remains a slight advantage for the Rockies as they were able to post a winning record at home. The road is what led to the Rockies demise last season as they posted a road record of just 29–52. Last season Michael could Dyer had a career year batting .331 with 20 homeruns and 84 RBIs.
8/21/13 - Last night the Colorado Rockies were able to win on the road in Philadelphia behind Jorge De La Rosa. He pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three hits three runs and struck out three batters. The Rockies ranked 11th overall in runs scored with 553. The Rockies are 15 games out of first place in the division and face the Miami Marlins over the weekend. The Rockies have struggled away from home and have a road record of 23 – 41.
8/6/13 - The Colorado Rockies continue to struggle in ninth place. This week they will visit New York and face the Mets. Carlos Gonzalez leads the team with 26 home runs.
7/19/13 - Third place belongs to the Colorado Rockies. At 46-50 they are 4.5 games behind the division leading Diamondbacks. As a team, the Rockies have scored 426 runs, that is good for 10th best in the majors. Michael Cuddyer has been a stand out offensively, batting .330 with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs. The Rockies also boast the 6th best team batting average at a clip of .265. After the break the Rockies will face the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. The 9-5 Jorge De La Rosa will take the hill for game one on Friday.
7/7/13 - Three Colorado Rockies were selected as 2013 National League all-stars. Short stop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will both start and make his second all-star game appearance. Outfielder Michael Cuddyer will make his second ASG appearance as a reserve.
6/12/13 - The Colorado Rockies are in second place at 35 – 30. They have won two games in a row and this week will face off against the Washington Nationals. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is batting .353 and leads the team in hits with 76. Carlos Gonzalez leads the team in homeruns and RBIs. Colorado has a home record of 21-14 at Coors Field. Closer Rafael Betancourt leads the team in Saves with 11 but is currently on the DL.