To those of us who live in Colorado, and particularly in the Denver area, March 3 isn’t just another day on the calendar. It’s 303 Day, a day that pays subtle tribute to “the 303,” which just happens to be one of the area codes that encompasses Denver and the surrounding region.
That 303 area code is one of the original area codes put into play across the United States in 1947 and used to cover the entire state of Colorado. Now, the 303 has been split into the 719, 970, and 720. But, here at Rox Pile, we’re paying tribute to the OG of Colorado area codes today, much like so many across this portion of the Centennial State will do.
On 303 Day, we give a tip of the cap to not only the city of Denver and this amazing state of Colorado, but also to Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies
If you ever want to actually call the Colorado Rockies for anything from tours of Coors Field to questions about tickets, you’ll employ the 303 by calling 303-ROCKIES. It’s a subtle reminder that the Rockies are a part of Denver just like Coors Field is a part of the rebirth of the LoDo area.
How about some 303 trivia on 303 Day? Did you know that, in 1999, 303 home runs were hit at Coors Field? But don’t let the Coors takes start coming in here after reading that. After all, the third-oldest ballpark in the National League doesn’t give up the most homers by a long shot.
Coors Field was in all of its glory for last year’s All-Star Game, and saw last season, on average, the seventh-most fans per game in all of Major League Baseball. There are few places in all of baseball that have a better view and environment for fans than if you can catch sunset sitting in the purple row of seats at a mile high.
Opened in 1995, Coors Field remains a big part of downtown Denver and a draw for fans of all MLB teams.
Here’s hoping the MLB lockout ends soon and we can be back together at Coors Field again soon. That’s a hope on what is forecast to have baseball-like weather on this 303 Day in Denver.