|For more than 20 years, the Colorado Rockies have been a huge source of pride for the Centennial State. The team competes in the National League of Major League Baseball, engaging in division and inter-conference play in the regular season and postseason. Playing in uniforms featuring a color scheme of black, purple, silver and white, the Rockies are Colorado’s only professional baseball franchise, and play their home games at Coors Field in downtown Denver. Though the team has not yet won a World Series championship as of 2015, the Rockies remain competitive in baseball’s highly skilled National League. For a great day out at the ballpark in Denver, purchase your Colorado Rockies tickets today.
A relatively new team, the Rockies’ origins date back to the mid-1980s. In 1985, the MLB began talks to find areas for several expansion teams. After an exhaustive search, Denver and Miami were both chosen as host cities for the new franchises. By July 1991, the MLB had formally chosen Denver as an expansion site and plans for Coors Field were underway at 20th and Blake streets. In April 1993, the Rockies’ first major league home game was played, an 11-4 win over the Montreal Expos.
The Rockies, as of 2015, have yet to claim a first World Series victory. Nonetheless, the team has had some standout performances. The Rockies have earned wild card playoff berths three times: in 1995, 2007 and 2009. Perhaps most impressively, the Rockies won the National League pennant in 2007. That year, the Rockies were thought to be out of contention for a strong playoff seeding spot. To the shock and awe of many sports fans, though, the team strung together one of the most impressive winning streaks in recent memory. Across the last month of the 2007 regular season, the Rockies won 21 of their final 22 games to gain a favorable playoff seed. After winning the National League pennant, the team advanced to the World Series. Unfortunately, they were swept in only four games by the Boston Red Sox.
The stadium is located at 2001 Blake Street, and has become a cornerstone of Denver culture, also serving as a venue for concerts and large expositions. During the 1993 and 1994 seasons, Coors Field was still being constructed while the Rockies were playing. In order to allow for safe completion of the project, the Rockies spent those seasons splitting Mile High Stadium in Denver with the Broncos of the National Football League.