By the standards of Major League Baseball, our hometown Colorado Rockies are a relatively young team, but for Denverites, the Rockies and Coors Field have become a beloved and well-entrenched part of our community. In fact, Coors Field turns 20 this year, making it (if you can believe it) one of the National League’s oldest stadiums! Going to Rockies games is a hallowed summer tradition for many people, from Denver’s die-hard baseball fans to tourists testing out our city for the first time. At Vision Care Specialists, we love to take in a game not just because of the great Coors Field experience, but also because the surrounding areas have grown into some of the most dynamic neighborhoods in Denver. When you get a comprehensive eye exam from Vision Care Specialists, we help you see the city more clearly than ever.
Wondering what to see in Denver this summer? Here are some great things to explore at Coors Field and the surrounding area.
The Largest Rooftop Deck In All Of Sports
The newest addition to Coors Field is quite a big one: two years ago, they removed some of right field’s highest seating to replace it with a 38,000-foot, two-story deck, complete with new restaurants, a bar with 52 taps, and a stunning panoramic view of the field, the surrounding areas, and, of course, the Rocky Mountains. The design was inspired by Coors Field’s neighborhood, LoDo.
This oldest part of Denver, the city’s original settlement later called Lower Downtown for its proximity to the South Platte River, is now known only as LoDo and is inseparable from Coors Field. Since the field’s 1995 construction in what was then a grittier LoDo, the area has developed into a bustling district of bars, restaurants, breweries, loft apartments, boutique shops, and more. And now with expanded Light Rail connections coming in and out of the LoDo’s newly renovated Union Station (and soon to the airport)—LoDo more and more becomes a success story for urban revitalization.
More Great Neighborhoods
LoDo dominates the immediate surroundings of Coors Field, but if it’s a nice day for a stroll or if you’re looking to escape the post-game throngs, there are even more great neighborhoods within walking distance of the ballpark. Head northwest over the Millennium Bridge near Union Station to find the Highlands, one of Denver’s fastest growing neighborhoods, with tons of paces to eat, drink, and live. Northeast of the park will take you to another very hot neighborhood in the earlier stages of redevelopment—RiNo, or the River North Arts District. Heading east will take you to the Five Points area, and heading south will take you right downtown.
Every trip to Coors Field and its surrounding areas reveals exciting new finds. Great food, entertainment, craft brews and more. That’s what makes Denver a great city to explore and keeps all of us at Vision Care Specialists going back to the ballpark again and again!
Don’t miss any of the action this summer. Before your next game, stop by one of our offices for a comprehensive eye examination. When it comes to seeing this great city and state we live in, don’t settle for anything less than perfect vision! Call Vision Care Specialists at (303) 991-9600 or contact us online.