DENVER — Lower downtown Denver was jammed with fans Friday as the Rockies opened their 25th season at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They did it in style with a 2-1 win.
In what has become an annual unofficial holiday, nearly 50,000 fans filed into Coors Field for the game. Several hundred more packed into restaurants and bars surrounding the stadium.
This is the 25th season for the Rockies, who played their first two seasons in the now-gone Mile High Stadium before moving into Coors Field in 1995.
Last month, the team reached agreement to stay at the National League’s third-oldest stadium for the next 30 years.
The weather was sunny with temperatures in the lower 70s for the game.