Colorado Rockies fireworks: Start times and best strategies for viewing
By Kevin Henry
The Colorado Rockies will hold the first of three fireworks displays on Monday night after the Rockies take on the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field.
Fireworks games for the 2017 season are scheduled for July 3, July 4 (also against the Reds) and Friday, September 29 (against the Los Angeles Dodgers). All three games are scheduled to begin at 6:10 p.m. (Mountain time).
Tickets for these games are always in high demand (and also come with a higher price). However, if you’re still looking for seats to the games, here is the link to the official ticketing site for the Rockies and fireworks games.
The fireworks display usually starts 20-25 minutes after the final out of the game has been recorded. One of the biggest reasons for the time in between the end of the game and the start of the fireworks is the need to move people out of the left field bleachers and the Rockpile seating behind center field. People with tickets in these areas are allowed to move onto the outfield grass for better viewing (and safety measures).
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Best place to view fireworks
So where is the best place to watch the fireworks? If you can’t get on the field, anywhere from between first base and right field all the way around the stadium to the area between third base and left field is prime viewing. However, with the size of the display, you’ll be able to see it from anywhere in the area (in or out of Coors Field).
Could they be cancelled?
There has been some talk of various entities cancelling their fireworks displays this season because of Colorado’s recent string of hot, dry weather and the concern about wildfires. A pair of cities have already done just that. However, the displays after the Rockies game will go on as scheduled.
Even in the event of a rain delay, the show goes on. I was at a Rockies game in 2015 when the fireworks show went off just before midnight during a rain delay that had halted the game. Despite the downpour, the fireworks went off and it was a great show for those who stuck around to see it.
With fireworks scheduled for two nights during the Independence Day timeframe, it’s a great opportunity for Rockies fans to check out one of the best displays in the Denver area. However, you will also need to remember that these are among the most coveted tickets of the entire year, meaning crowds will be massive. If you stay to watch the entire fireworks display, please remember that more than 40,000 other people are doing the exact same time. Be patient not only getting out of the stadium but also out of downtown Denver after the game. Traffic will be slow at best.
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If you want to wait out the crowd, check out the numerous bars and restaurants in LoDo that will be open after the game. Grab a bite to eat and let the crowd disperse.