Celebrating the Rockies 2024 Opening Day in Denver

Celebrating the Rockies’ 2024 Opening Day in Denver

This article will cover what the Colorado Rockies’ home opener at Coors Field in 2024 looked like and some additional historical information about Opening Day in Colorado.

Image is provided and created by the MLBColorado has celebrated the iconic Opening Day for the Colorado Rockies ever since 1993. Regardless of the weather conditions, the fans always pack their seats full at Coors Field to see the home team play some traditional baseball! Opening Day is an unforgettable event to attend because it reintroduces a brand new baseball season.

The first ever Opening Day in Colorado was played on April 9th, 1993, in Mile High Stadium (home of the Denver Broncos) against the Montreal Expos. It was the very first game in franchise history, and the Rockies ended up winning that game 11-4, which was a legendary way to introduce our newly minted franchise! The Rockies’ all-time home opening day record is 17-13. This year, the Rockies faced the Tampa Bay Rays for their home opener!

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The best restaurants to socialize and eat at before the game are McGregor Square (opened in June 2021), the View House Ballpark Eatery (opened in March 2013), Tom’s Watch Bar (opened in June 2021), and even the Denver Union Station. McGregor Square consists of a handful of restaurants along with a large TV screen that plays the Rockies game in case you didn’t go to the game. Although, in a way, it makes you feel like you’re actually at the game because of the ballpark-like surroundings. The View House is a very popular spot for a pre-game meal because of its immediate location near Coors Field. It also contains fun outdoor yard games like bean bags, giant Jenga, and more. Tom’s Watch Bar is a relatively new sports bar that consists of many TV screens spread throughout, where you can also watch the games. The most unique part about it is that, on the second floor, it has a golf simulator where you can get in a few swings! The last spot worth visiting on home opening gameday is Union Station because it’s historic and relatively close to Coors Field. It also has tasty food options.

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Other pre-game events and information about Opening Day in Colorado that you would be sad to miss are the performance of the Star Spangled Banner and the flyover after the performance of the national anthem, which is coordinated by pilots at Buckley Space Force Base. This year, the Rockies gave out a calendar schedule with the Rockies’ 2024 games to all fans who entered the stadium! For every home Rockies game, Gates A and E open two hours before the first pitch, while Gates B, C, and D open close 90 minutes prior. This year, the fans really came to support the team as they packed over 48,000 seats on Friday afternoon!

Opening Day in Denver is truly a great experience and the best opportunity to welcome the Rockies players home and give them all the support you can!



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