DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado Rockies 2023 home opener will take place in Denver on Thursday against the Washington Nationals.

The Rockies are off to a 2-4 start and the Nationals are 1-4.

What time is the Rockies home opener?

Here is a look at what to expect leading up to the first pitch:

  • Parking lots open at 9 a.m.
  • Opening day festivities will start at McGregor Square at 11 a.m.
  • Batting practice for the Rockies will be at 11:20 a.m.
  • All gates will open at 12 p.m.
  • Batting practice for the Nationals will take place at 12:40 p.m.
  • Pregame ceremonies will start at 1:30 p.m.

At 2:08 p.m. players will take the field and be accompanied by fireworks. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m.

How to watch

The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

Weather forecast

The Pinpoint Weather team said that compared to the last few years, the Rockies home opener will be on the chilly side. Temperatures will be in the low 50s by first pitch. Denver will stay dry and sunny through the game.

Where to find tickets

Tickets are still available for the home opener. They start at $70 each for upper-level tickets and go as high as $255 for lower-level seats.


If you need to park for the home opener, the parking lots will open at 9 a.m.

The Coors Field lots are located off Park Avenue at Wazee Street.

You can buy parking passes ahead of the game. The passes start at $18.


There are new food options at Coors Field for this season. Here’s a look at the options:

  • Sandlot Summer Session IPA
  • Green Chili Cheese Fries
  • BBQ Chicken and Mac Sandwich
  • Smores Shake
  • Doritos Walking Taco
  • Peach Chimmies
  • Empanadas
  • Stuffed Tater Kegs
  • Berry Waffle Cone

The Rockies said that all tickets for the 2023 season will be digital tickets. Coors Field is also a cashless facility and Apple Pay is accepted in all ballpark retail and concession locations.