Colorado Rockies: a celebration of the 25th anniversary in 2018

DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Snow falls ouside the stadium as the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow at Coors Field on April 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The game will be made up as a split double header on Tuesday April 23, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Snow falls ouside the stadium as the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow at Coors Field on April 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The game will be made up as a split double header on Tuesday April 23, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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The Colorado Rockies will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their existence in 2018 and, according to a press release from earlier today, they will celebrate big.

The Rockies made a press release earlier today about their preparations for the 2018 season. Most notably, they will have “several Coors Field improvement projects.” This comes after a vote approved today by the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District.

Included in the improvements is a huge (and I mean huge) scoreboard. Here’s what they have to say about it:

  1. It will be 8,369 square feet, or 258% larger than the current scoreboard in left-center field.
  2. It will “feature a uniquely Colorado Rockies shape: the top of the scoreboard will have the mountain cutout, reminiscent of the Club’s mountain logo.”

There are a few other changes, like the replacement of some speakers, a partial renovation of the home clubhouse, the renovation of some of the concession stands on the Club Level, the control room (which controls the scoreboard, sound, and entertainment) will be converted to HD1080P.

There will also be some 25th anniversary celebrations in various times throughout spring training and the regular season.

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Thoughts from the Rockies

Rockies Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Greg Feasel had this to say about the 25th anniversary festivities and improvements.

"“We are always looking for ways to ensure the fan experience at Coors Field continues to be one of the best in all of sports…Among the other facility improvements this offseason, we feelthe new scoreboard is a critical enhancement for our 25th Anniversary Season. Daktronics has been a great partner in the design and advanced technology, and we’re excited to present it to Rockies fans on Opening Day, 2018.”"

Next: An outlook at the 2018 schedule

Final Thoughts

It will be interesting to see these changes at Coors Field in the near future. It is also nice to see that some changes will be coming to Coors Field. Even though it may not feel like it, Coors is the third-oldest stadium in the National League (only Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium are older). The updates will be something that really could help improve your experience at Coors.

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