On Tuesday, there were some news and notes involving the Colorado Rockies, including their new Opening Day capacity, 2021 TV schedule, and some quotes from Ryan McMahon and C.J. Cron during Tuesday’s game.
We learned that Coors Field will be able to have more fans than initially expected on Opening Day. Originally, it was announced that 12,500 fans, or just about 25 percent of Coors Field’s capacity, would be able to be in attendance on Opening Day at Coors Field, when the Rockies take on their division rival, the reigning World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, their large stadium and implementation of guidelines and policies given by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, and MLB has allowed them to expand that even further.
Now, Coors Field will be able to have 21,363 fans on Opening Day, which is 42.3 of Coors Field’s capacity. Since they have the second-largest stadium by seating capacity and they now have the highest percentage of any of the 30 MLB teams by capacity that has been announced thus far, the Rockies are on their way to having the highest attendance numbers of any MLB team.
Whether they can draw that number is a different question since many fans have been angered with the team’s actions in recent years but the Rockies will at least have the opportunity to have the most fans in the stands, at least as of this publication.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, March 11) and they will be opened to season ticket holders first. If inventory allows, then, it will be opened up to the general public.
You can read more about Coors Field’s COVID guidelines for the season here.