MLB is full of oddities and fun facts.
For example, one of the newest teams in the National League, the Colorado Rockies, plays in one of the oldest stadiums.
That seems rather contradictory, but it’s true: Coors Field is the third-oldest ballpark in the National League.
Oldest National League stadiums rn:
1⃣ Wrigley Field
2⃣ Dodger Stadium
3⃣ Coors Field 🤯pic.twitter.com/U7yBtLayQS
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) February 9, 2023
Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, is one of the oldest parks in baseball and has some fascinating stories to tell.
The same can be said about Dodger Stadium, home of the 2022 NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Coors Field, on the other hand, is not as old, but since many National League teams have built new stadiums in recent years, it is in fact the third-oldest in the NL.
The Rockies were one of MLB’s expansion teams in 1993 together with the Florida Marlins, now called Miami Marlins.
Coors Field wasn’t ready for use until 1995, though.
In their first two MLB campaigns, the Rockies played at Mile High Stadium.
Located in Denver, Colorado, Coors Field opened in 1995 and can hold 50,144 people for baseball.
It cost $300 million and includes 63 luxury suites and 4,526 club seats.
It is a notorious hitter’s park, because of the high altitude and semi-arid climate.
Those external factors impact batted ball distance and even pitch movement.
The stadium has hosted the 1998 MLB All-Star Game and the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.
It is expected to require some improvements in the next few years, but remains a must-see venue for MLB fans even though the team is not particularly good at the moment.
The experience of enjoying a game at such a high altitude is something that many people value.NEXT: MLB Analyst Criticizes HOF For Snubbing Todd Helton