A retractable dome
I will start this by saying, any large-scale changes to Coors Field that could be made should ensure that the iconic Rocky Mountains are still in view. It is the name of the team, after all.
With that being said, I believe a retractable dome should be put in place at Coors Field, which runs from the Rooftop to the First base side, with optional large-scale windows going to the left (look at Minute Maid Park for a good example of this). This ensures that games should never be delayed due to weather and can help boost attendance during bad weather days.
This would be an enormous project for the club to undertake and, personally, is what I wanted to see happen instead of McGregor Square. I do like the square and think it is good for the community. I just think that there are certain quality improvements to the stadium that needed to be done before a huge real estate development.
Updated concourse and concessions
To be fair, I believe this is happening. The Rooftop and the John Dough Pizza Co. complex is exactly the thing I want to see as far as a unique concessions area
One issue I have with Coors Field as it stands today is that all the concourses and concessions look the same. It’s all concrete, white, and green. Almost all the concession stands have the same font and style, despite not serving the same thing. Did you know that there is one concession stand you can buy Rocky Mountain Oysters? I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t know that because it looks the same as every other concession stand. They have a single sign that says “Rocky Mountain Oysters” that looks the same as the signs for “Rockie Dogs” and “Hatch Green Chili Burritos.”
Maybe that’s part of the joke, who knows, I don’t want to give them credit for it because the punchline isn’t worth the rest of the park’s concessions looking generic.
I know the focus should be on the product that is on the field, but I feel people like walking around the park and looking at what is around. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to look at. On top of the concession overhaul, I believe that artwork and displays should be around the park, such as murals, display cases, etc. Something to keep the mind engaged while making laps around the park. They should use a lot more purple at the park to break up the monotony of the gray concrete and white walls.
I will say, don’t touch Helton Burger, that is pretty much the only iconic concession stand that the field has outside of the Rooftop, it’s perfect as is. Now onto my final improvement.