Colorado Rockies Tickets
Since 1993, residents of the Mile-High City have been cheering on their own personal major leaguers – the Colorado Rockies. This franchise crossed the threshold into the show as part of the National League expansion. In 1995, the Colorado Rockies opened their home ballpark in Denver – Coors Field.
The Rockies have had many notable players and seasons. The same year the stadium opened, the franchise cornered major league baseball with their starting line up of Larry Walker, Andres Galarraga, Vinny Castilla and Dante Bichette. This combination would become known to fans as the “Blake Street Bombers.” Other memorable players throughout the team history include Ellis Burks, Matt Holliday, Carlos Gonzalez and Hank Aaron Award winner Todd Helton.
A pivotal point in the team timeline comes in 1999 when general manager Bob Gebhard announced he was leaving; team owners’ selection to replace him – Dan O’Dowd. This choice would change the face of the Rockies beginning with the trade of popular starter Dante Bichette to the Cincinnati Reds. Vinny Castilla followed soon after going to Tampa. In his first year as general manager, O’Dowd was responsible for breaking up the “Blake Street Bombers.”
Not all seasons were winners under the watchful eye of O’Dowd. In 2004, the team brought back starter Vinny Castilla, but found two key players disabled including veteran Larry Walker. That year was one of the worst in major league history as the Rockies ended with a losing record of 68-94. That dreadful season started a shake up of the team including the release of Castilla and Jeromy Burnitz as free agents and the trade of one of the franchises staple players, Larry Walker. Once the meltdown was complete, the Rockies were left with a team who were all under the age of 30, dubbing them as “Generation-R.”
One of the most impressive seasons came in 2007 when a winning record of 20-1 took them right to the World Series. The season was highlighted by a wild card tiebreaker on October 1 against the Padres. Colorado Rockies tickets sold out quickly for the series against the Boston Red Sox. It was not their year to take home the champion title, however. The 2007 season was deemed one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history.
For the Colorado Rockies, spring training occurs at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, Arizona. The stadium complex sits within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Cheap Colorado Rockies spring training tickets are available here each season.
The team members sport the colors black, purple, silver and white on uniforms that feature a silhouette image of the mountains they honor on the caps. Cheering the players on is their mascot, Dinger the purple triceratops. As this team continues making history, you can look for Colorado Rockies tickets right here. Their trip to the playoffs in 2009 is not likely to be their last. Who knows what the coming season will bring fans, but this is the place to find cheap Rockies tickets for each game.