Major League Baseball has fallen in love with playing games in unique venues. From promoting the game internationally in London and Tokyo to games in Omaha (site of the NCAA Division I World Series) and Williamsport, Pa. (site of the Little League World Series), MLB has often gone above and beyond to try to bring baseball to new settings.
Earlier this month, the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers have played in Omaha in the first-ever Major League game in the state of Nebraska. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees head to London later this month for the first-ever MLB game in the United Kingdom. The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly being considered for next year in London.
So there are plenty of Major League teams playing in unique games in unique settings. So why aren’t the Colorado Rockies a part of these opportunities? Don’t talk about them being a team from a smaller market or not having a huge fan base as a reason. Kansas City and Detroit in Omaha wiped away that conversation.
Perhaps it’s just that the right thought hasn’t hit when it comes to the Rockies and exposing a new potential fanbase to Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story and the rest of the Colorado roster.
With that in mind, we decided we would help Major League Baseball out with five cool opportunities for the Rockies to be a part of an opportunity to play in a unique city or venue. And, for extra fun, we decided to look at cities in the United States as well as outside the country.