During a span of time when Colorado Rockies fans needed some kind of hope after seeing Nolan Arenado traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado governor Jared Polis provided just that on Friday.
With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to drop in Colorado and Denver and surrounding counties opening up more seating inside restaurants and gyms this weekend, Governor Polis said on Friday that he is “optimistic” that some fans could be allowed inside Coors Field when the Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on April 1.
Here’s the tweet from CBS Denver’s Kelly Werthman.
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And if you’re wondering if Governor Polis is still miffed about the Rockies giving up Arenado for a haul that has been widely described as less than appealing, you need not wonder any longer. The governor’s shade at Rockies management in that tweet matches his reaction when the rumors of Arenado being traded significantly heated up on January 29. The words, “No, not Arenado!” in a tweet from the governor matched plenty of reaction from his constituents.
If fans are allowed inside Coors Field for Opening Day, it would be the first time fans have been allowed to watch a home game in Denver since the Broncos took on the Miami Dolphins at Empower Field at Mile High on November 22. None of the home games for the Denver Nuggets or Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena have had fans since the NBA and NHL seasons resumed in December and January, respectively.
According to Rockies.com, the promotional schedule (including a magnet giveaway on Opening Day) is still being listed, as well as various ticket packages for the 2021 season. However, there has been no official word from the team on when and if fans will be allowed inside the stadium.
In related news, ticket sales to spring training games in Scottsdale at Salt River Fields were temporarily postponed on Friday and, according to a tweet, more information will be coming on when and if ticket sales will begin again.
We will have more information on the availability of tickets and how Opening Day is shaping up as soon as it becomes available.
Note: In this article, we have more information on the fan situation at Coors Field following a big announcement.