How to Watch Batting Practice at Coors Field [Colorado Rockies]


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Watching batting practice can be a fun way for fans to get close enough to interact with players or maybe even get their autographs. Not only that, it can be fun to see how great MLB players are at hitting. But what about Colorado Rockies games at Coors Field? Can you watch batting practice at Coors Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Coors Field, although it’s worth noting that batting practice begins prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans will only be able to see part of batting practice. The official time that Colorado Rockies batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

The Rockies will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible. You can check out the Rockies information guide to check out any updates.

Coors Field gates open 2 hours prior to game time, via Coors Field Gate A (Rockpile Gate) and Coors Field Gate E Because. Fans are required to stay in the Left Field Pavilion until 90 minutes before first pitch. The Rockies will take batting practice first. The road team will begin batting practice after the Rockies are finished.

Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to weather or other circumstances. Batting practice time is at the manager’s discretion, but as I mentioned earlier, most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

Colorado Rockies Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at Coors Field?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at Coors Field. As we discussed above, the official time that Colorado Rockies batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly 2 to 2.5 hours before game time.

The Colorado Rockies will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

Coors Field gates open 2 hours prior to game time for most fans via Gate A (Rockpile Gate) and Gate E. Because of this, when most fans enter the stadium, Rockies batting practice may already be underway or only be available to watch in the Left Field Pavilion. The road team will begin batting practice after the Rockies are finished.

The main takeaway is that even though, yes, fans are allowed to enter the stadium early to watch batting practice at Coors Field, because the gates only open 2 hours prior to first pitch for most fans, the Rockies will often be underway and possibly some Rockies players may be done. The road team will then take batting practice after the Rockies.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice?

As we discussed above, Coors Field gates open 2 hours prior to game time, but fans will have to stay in the Left Field Pavilion until 90 minutes before gate time. It is worth noting that gate times are always subject to change, but most teams stick to normal gate times as much as possible.

After the Rockies complete their portion of batting practice, the road team will take the field and hold batting practice. For more information on stadium gates, visit our Coors Field Gate & Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice?

You will, of course, need a game ticket to be able to enter Coors Field and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Colorado Rockies game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying tickets at Coors Field. There are other places to get tickets as well so if our article on Best place to find Rockies tickets might help you as well.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at Coors Field

When heading to the game, you may want to go early or hang out in the Denver area after the game. Here are a couple popular attractions near Coors Field that we think you might enjoy.

McGregor’s Square is the ideal location for fans who want to stick as close to the stadium as possible and spend time in a vibrant atmosphere. This common tourist attraction is located Southwest of the stadium across 20th street and hosts over twelve restaurants and bars for a quick bite and more than five stores for a pre-game shopping spree. You can also lounge in the square and watch sports-related footage shown on its stadium-sized screen.

Those of you who want a more laid-back attraction should head over the National Ballpark Museum a mere two-minute walk from the stadium at 1940 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202. Here, you can learn the history of America’s most stunning ballparks and how they’ve changed over the years. The exhibits include artifacts from fourteen ballparks built between 1909-1923, objects found there, and information on the people who influenced these ballparks most.  

Also, going to a game isn’t complete without buying a jersey from your local team. If you are wanting to get a jersey of you favorite current or past Rockies player, I would encourage you to check out our Authentic Rockies Jersey article.

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