10 Must-see Fields to Visit Before You Die


Coors Field

Coors Field in Denver, Colo.
Coors Field in Denver, Colo.
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Coors Field opened in 1995 with spectacular view of the Colorado Rockies, which, if Coors' advertising is to be believed, get tapped whenever someone enjoys a Coors beer. Though your beverage choices might be somewhat limited at Coors Field, home runs aren't. Coors Field is site of some of the best offensive baseball, with 303 homeruns hit in the 1999 season alone. Because of its elevation, balls hit at Coors Field can travel 9 percent further than balls hit at sea level. While batters love Coors Field, pitchers hate it. The thin air makes it harder to throw a good curve ball.

If you'd rather save your ticket money for beer, Coors Field has the famed "Rockpile" where tickets cost as little as $4. These bleachers set high above center field and about as far from home plate as you can get while still being in the park, but have great atmosphere. Speaking of atmosphere, try sitting in the 20th row of the upper deck, where the seats are purple. They're exactly one mile above sea level.

Coors Field may not have quite as much baseball history as other parks, but it does have plenty of pre-history -- during construction, workers found dinosaur fossils, leading the Rockies to name Dinger, a triceratops, as their mascot.