Colorado Rockies: What to know about 2021’s fireworks games

With the return of capacity crowds at Coors Field will come another summer tradition for Colorado Rockies fans: Fireworks.

Here’s what you need to know about the Colorado Rockies fireworks games at Coors Field in 2021.

The Colorado Rockies will host three games that conclude with fireworks displays. Note that all times listed below are Mountain time.

July 2 — 6:10 p.m. first pitch vs. St. Louis Cardinals

July 3 — 7:10 p.m. first pitch vs. St. Louis Cardinals

September 24 –– 6:10 p.m. first pitch vs. San Francisco Giants

When should you arrive at Coors Field for these games?

Coors Field parking lots open 2.5 hours before first pitch, meaning 3:40 p.m. for a 6:10 p.m. first pitch and 4:40 p.m. for a 7:10 p.m. start. Learn more about the parking options at Coors Field here.

Brady O’Neill, manager of promotions and event operations for the Rockies, encourages fans to come early, be prepared for crowds, and not wait until midway through the game to show up and prepare for the fireworks display.

“Come early and get a parking spot,” O’Neill said. “Come in, get a hot dog, and then let us entertain you for a game and then an amazing fireworks display.”

Gates A and E are scheduled to open two hours before first pitch while all other gates will open 30 minutes later.

When do the fireworks start?

Fireworks displays often start 20-30 minutes after the final out of the game. That’s because, as in past years, fans sitting in the left field bleachers and the Rockpile seating behind center field will move down to the field for not only safety’s sake, but also the best viewing experience.

“We are expecting to bring down those select few sections down to the field to improve their viewing experience, and then get the amazing experience of laying on the best field in sports,” O’Neill said.

Where are the best seats?

O’Neill said that tickets on the first base side of the field are always in demand because of their view of the fireworks. However, based on past experience, the vast majority of seats have excellent views of the fireworks.

With Coors Field back at full capacity, here’s what you need to know about security and other matters pertaining to attending a game at 20th and Blake.