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Happy belated 25th birthday, Coors Field!

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Raising a glass to Coors Field on its 25th birthday | Roxpile

Yesterday marked 25 years since Coors Field became the home of your Colorado Rockies. How could anyone forget the first game played on April 26, 1995? Dante Bichette’s walk-off, fist-pumping homer is one of the greatest moments in Rockies, and Coors Field history. If you want a full recap of the game, SABR has a great play-by-play that was originally published in 2018.

The very first Opening Day at Coors Field is a special one, there’s no doubt about it. There are also dozens more very special moments that occurred in LoDo. The Rockies have been doing a countdown for the last few weeks and Bichette’s home run landed in the third place spot. What moment took the greatest honors? The infamous slide in Game 163 in 2007 that still plagues San Diego Padres fans. Yes, Holliday touched home.

The second place honors went to the Toddfather, Todd Helton, and the final out in the NLCS as the Rockies clinched their first World Series berth. The joy on Helton’s face is unmistakable. If you open the above Tweet and keep clicking through you can see all of the top moments that took place at Coors Field in it’s 25-year history.

Poll

Of the top three moments the Rockies posted, which would you put at number one?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Bichette’s walk-off
    (8 votes)
  • 59%
    The Holliday slide
    (44 votes)
  • 29%
    The Toddfather NLCS final out
    (22 votes)
74 votes total Vote Now

In addition to the countdown that the Rockies have posted, they spent all day yesterday honoring Coors Field. They posted highlights from day one through current day. Some of the moments of note:

The addition of The Rooftop

The Humidor

The 1998 All-Star Game

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These are just a few highlights — Coors Field is so full of memories and moments of great significance.

  1. What is your favorite Coors Field moment?
  2. As a fan, what is your favorite part about attending a game at Coors Field?
  3. Were you in attendance at any of the Rockies’ significant moments at Coors Field?