The Ballpark neighborhood is bustling year-round — but it's a whole new ballgame when the Colorado Rockies start their season each spring. As spectators pour into Coors Field for Opening Day (Friday, April 7) as our home team takes on the Los Angeles Dodgers, the scene both inside the stadium and spilling into downtown Denver is bound to be be action-packed.
It's no secret, a home-run day at the ball park includes some serious chowing down, be it on an all-American bagful of peanuts and an ice cold beer or something more lavish. Win or lose, here's a helpful guide to fuel Colorado fans on Opening Day and throughout the Rockies' season.
With more than 100 food outlets, bars and restaurants inside Coors Field, there are big decisions to be made.
New for the 2017 season:
John Dough Pizza Co. will be introduced in the Wazee Market featuring handmade, quick-fired pies.
Coors Field will feature the sharable Colorado Queso Stak, a jumbo portion of waffle fries topped with house-made green chile quest, pork carnitas, fresh made pico de gallo, fresh cut jalapeños and a drizzle of sour cream. The Colorado Brisket Melt comes with chopped brisket, mixed with sautéed onions, bacon and topped with white American cheese.
The Spicy Chicken Sandwich is new for the 2017 season as well, with grilled and marinated chicken breast, between jalapeño cheddar bread with pepper jack cheese, fried jalapeños, sriracha aioli, lettuce and tomato. The Double Play Patty Melt, served on the Club Level, has two 1/3 pound burger patties with melted Swiss cheese, sautéed onions and secret sauce served on toasted rye.
If you're feeling famished and adventurous, the Apple Pie Nachos come complete with cinnamon sugar chips topped with apple pie filling, shredded cheddar cheese, whipped cream and drizzled with caramel.
Specialty items within Coors Field include the barbacoa carnitas, the berry kabobs, loaded tater tots, monster chicken naps, sausage on a stick and more.
Other stadium staples have proven to be fan-favorites season after season season. The Rio Grand Taco adds some fiery flavor to a day with the Rockies, and if dogs are more your speed, there are some serious franks at the field. The Denver Cheese Steaks and Rocky Mountain Oysters are further evidence of your local spirit for chow-down sessions.
Get Famous Dave's BBQ (section 149) is a portable cart, serving wood-smoked meats and sides with an American-west theme.
For the health conscious sports fans out there, try the gluten-free options in section 142 or the infield green salads at the Mountain Ranch Club. Coors Field will also feature two locations – one at Wazee Market, the other at Infield Greens – with fresh made salads and a variety of toppings and dressings.
In case you get parched on a warm day at the park, the Clocktower Bar (Section 331) or Blue Moon Brewing Co. @ the Sandlot (Section 111) are ready. The beer-centric stadium space specializes in baseball-themed beers, debuting the Blue Moon Farmhouse Red Ale this season. Additionally, a sour beer will be available at The Sandlot and select Coors Field vendors.
Inside the stadium is also home-grown Biker Jim with two outposts (space #107 and Section 331), bringing the popular cart of wild brats to baseball game-goers.