This past Saturday night a hockey game was held at Coors Field between the University of Denver Pioneers and the Colorado College Tigers. The warm weather in Denver the last few days may not invoke thoughts of outdoor hockey, but it was still a great atmosphere with 35,000 fans in attendance at Coors Field.
The hockey rink on top of the baseball field will remain through next weekend as the Colorado Avalanche will play their arch rival the Detroit Red Wings this upcoming Saturday. A Friday night game between Avalanche and Red Wings alumni players will take place, which should be interesting considering many of the players in the alumni game exchanged punches with one another during their playing days.
Colorado Rockies’ pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Arizona this past week, but for the time being, the sounds of slap shots will echo throughout the stands at Coors Field as we wait for the crack of the bat to return in April.
It was a unique site to see an ice rink sitting on top of a baseball diamond. The University of Denver out skated Colorado College to a 4-1 victory.
Since Denver Urban Review covers construction news I had to find a way to sneak in a construction photo. Below is a photo looking west from Coors Field. From left to right we see the construction cranes of the Dairy Block, Kimpton Hotel, Pivot Denver, and Union Tower West.
Coors Field located in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood opened in 1995 and the view from the the below vantage point has changed the last 21 years. Notable additions to the Denver Skyline in Coors Field’s lifetime include 1800 Larimer and The Four Seasons. Once 1144 Fifteenth is completed it will obstruct The Four Seasons from this vantage point except for the very top the spire.
Here are a few more photos of Coors Field from Saturday night’s hockey game:
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