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    Wednesday afternoon my wife Anne and I took in an afternoon Rockies game at Coors Field - the first Rockies game we've attending in three years.&nbsp; I have always been a Rockies fan, and once I had season tickets in the 90's, but in recent years I have found it more difficult to attend games in person.<br />
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    On this sunny April day, though, I wanted to once again see the Rockies with my own eyes to check out this season's team and see the changes to Coors Field.&nbsp; The most prominent change is the new Rooftop section (shown above) high above the right field wall.<br />
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    The Rooftop draws quite a crowd, even for this game on a weekday afternoon where the overall attendance at 20,000 was less than what the Rockies typically draw on the weekends.&nbsp; For most games rooftop tickets are $14 which includes a $6 concession credit.&nbsp; Ticket buyers can choose to stand in the rooftop area or sit in the general admission section of Coors.&nbsp; If you choose to stand, arrive early to get a spot on the rail for a view of the field!<br />
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    Here's a picture I took before the game from the rail on the Rooftop.&nbsp; As you can see, you are far from home plate, and balls hit to the wall in right field are not within view.&nbsp; Still this section allows fans to be part of the action for a bargain price.<br />
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    Also featured as part of the Rooftop are a variety of food and drink options.</div>
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    Away from the action fans can relax on these comfy couches and watch the game on the hi-def monitors.</div>
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    Here's the view from the general admission section that rooftop ticket holders have access to.&nbsp; Our seats were in another section, but after the second inning we chose to sit in general admission for the shade and cool breeze at the top of the stands.</div>
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    Would I purchase Rooftop tickets for a future game?&nbsp; Probably not, as I had trouble picking up the flight of the baseball from this far away.&nbsp; I prefer the upper deck behind home plate, where I used to have my season tickets, if I don't want to pay the higher prices of the lower level or club level.</div>
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    Still I think the Rooftop is a good addition to Coors Field.&nbsp; It drew a younger crowd this day, most of whom seemed more interested in socializing than watching the game itself.&nbsp; But that's OK - part of the beauty of baseball with its slower pace is enjoying the sunshine and the company of the people you are with.</div>
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    <i>For more information on the Rooftop <a href="http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/col/ballpark/the_rooftop_faqs.jsp" target="_blank">check out this FAQ from the Rockies</a>.</i></div>
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    Nice thread for offseason. I know someone will come here and bitch about the owners spending money on players instead of gimmicks but at least it isn't an expensive part of the stadium.

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    • #3
      So it's similar to paying a cover for the Column/Jackson's/LoDos during the game but you have an actual view of the action instead of only watching on tvs in the bar? Sounds pretty cool. Definitely makes sense it was a younger crowd, we'll see how it evolves.

      Either way, it was a clever way to cover up the fact that they couldn't sell the seats that used to exist there

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DHallblows View Post
        So it's similar to paying a cover for the Column/Jackson's/LoDos during the game but you have an actual view of the action instead of only watching on tvs in the bar? Sounds pretty cool. Definitely makes sense it was a younger crowd, we'll see how it evolves.

        Either way, it was a clever way to cover up the fact that they couldn't sell the seats that used to exist there
        Yep, on a regular day that part of Coors wouldn't have had 1 person in it. Yesterday it was the most crowded part of the park.

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        • #5
          Why go to a game only to sit on couches away from the game and watch it on monitors?

          I have been to cub games at the real Rooftops across the street and I am glad I didn't pay to go. Sure they feed you off the grill and they usually have an open bar but as far as going to watch the game the site lines suck and it is not the same. As an outing for vendors it is ok but I would rather be in the park. The above looks like a club for those who don't want to go to the game but still hang out.

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          • #6
            It looks pretty sweet I just have trouble supporting that franchise monetarily under the current regime.

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            • #7
              how many innings can the rooftop pitch?

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              • #8
                It actually has a lower ERA than Winton Lopez but of course so does a juggs machine.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
                  The above looks like a club for those who don't want to go to the game but still hang out.
                  Yep. I'm looking forward to it. I like going to the ballpark. I don't like baseball. I like the Rockies even less.

                  It's perfect for me.

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                  • #10
                    If only there were a major league team in that beautiful ballpark. Pisses me off that I was all for us (denver area taxpayers) paying for it, then we get stuck us with the monforts.
                    Last edited by RepentWalpurgis; 04-10-2014, 08:18 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DHallblows View Post
                      So it's similar to paying a cover for the Column/Jackson's/LoDos during the game but you have an actual view of the action instead of only watching on tvs in the bar? Sounds pretty cool. Definitely makes sense it was a younger crowd, we'll see how it evolves.

                      Either way, it was a clever way to cover up the fact that they couldn't sell the seats that used to exist there
                      So the bars are charging a cover on say, a TUESDAY night while the game is going on right across the street? Screw that!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DHallblows View Post
                        Either way, it was a clever way to cover up the fact that they couldn't sell the seats that used to exist there
                        I remember when the Rockies sold out the original Mile High and its ridiculous seating capacity for their 1st couple years. $1 Rockpile tickets

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
                          Why go to a game only to sit on couches away from the game and watch it on monitors?

                          I have been to cub games at the real Rooftops across the street and I am glad I didn't pay to go. Sure they feed you off the grill and they usually have an open bar but as far as going to watch the game the site lines suck and it is not the same. As an outing for vendors it is ok but I would rather be in the park. The above looks like a club for those who don't want to go to the game but still hang out.
                          That's basically what it is. The product on the field is marginal at best, and the Rox figured out that the young people weren't coming to the stadium, but were hanging out on rooftops a block away. And since they built that terrible-idea extra level (not originally part of the plan), they had room to do something like this.

                          I'm going next homestand to check it out.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BroncosfanGuy View Post
                            how many innings can the rooftop pitch?
                            /thread

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                            • #15
                              Looks pretty kickass to me

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