DENVER — The Denver Post apologized Friday morning after photos of the front page of the Life & Culture section went viral.
Under the headline, “The ultimate visitors guide to Coors Field” was a large photo — only it wasn’t the home of the Rockies at 20th and Blake streets in Denver.
Instead, it was a panoramic shot of Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The photo was a Getty Images shot, not one from its own staff, taken during Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Rockies and Phillies on Oct. 4, 2007.
The Post said it was a production error. The Post, along with the Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Daily Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald, has been produced at a design hub in Boulder for the past year.
All of the newspapers are owned by Media News Group.
Due to a production error, an image of Citizens Bank Park ran in place of Coors Field on the cover of today's Life & Culture section. Please enjoy this beautiful image of Coors Field photographed yesterday. The Denver Post sincerely regrets the error. pic.twitter.com/0bwW2snOLb
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) April 6, 2018
Deputy sports editor Matt Stephens said the sports staff didn’t see the mistake until after it was printed, saying it was “obviously a bad look.”
The beleaguered newspaper, which has laid off numerous writers and editors the past three years, was roasted on social media for the mistake.
After the Rockies posted a shot of Coors Field ahead of its home opener, the Phillies had a joke at the ready.
What a lovely photo of Citizens Bank Park.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 6, 2018
Others didn’t hold back, either.
The ultimate guide to Yankee Stadium. Just check out that NYC Skyline. pic.twitter.com/CdukMtuTQA
— Dylan Stephens (@dylanls1763) April 6, 2018
Weird how the Denver Post laid off a ton of journalists, then printed a photo of the stadium in Philadelphia with "Phillies" all over it and called it Coors Field, I'm sure those are two totally unrelated things that happened. https://t.co/0aGY5oym5O
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) April 6, 2018
I take zero joy in pointing out the errors of other reporters.
— Jeremy Hubbard (@JeremyHubbard) April 6, 2018
"I can't believe the Denver Post put the wrong stadium on the cover of the paper on opening day…" [Remembers the last 5 years of decisions by the Denver Post] "I take back my last comment, I can absolutely see the Denver Post making that mistake." pic.twitter.com/HBvc6EvrNI
— TJesus 🧢 (@TJCarpenterShow) April 6, 2018
The Denver Post presents your ultimate Rockies opening day guide pic.twitter.com/bAPMQPFacz
— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) April 6, 2018
— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) April 6, 2018
— Tab Bamford (@The1Tab) April 6, 2018
— Desipio.com (@desipiodotcom) April 6, 2018
The ultimate guide to Minute Maid Park! pic.twitter.com/bj3s9n9D2O
— Mike Monaghan (@lifewithmikey52) April 6, 2018
— ThatsGoodSports (@BrandonPerna) April 6, 2018
— CogginToboggan (@CogginToboggan) April 6, 2018
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 6, 2018