Expansive views of the ball field, the crack of the bat, and roaming vendors silhouetted by the Rocky Mountains treat everybody to a special day at Coors Field. The Rockpile’s $4 elevated bleacher seating in straightaway center field ensures everyone gets taken out to the ball game; it also affords views of downtown Denver. And just below at field level little fans can scramble around baseball-themed sculptures in the new playground named after the team’s purple dinosaur mascot, Dinger. Of course baseball fans everywhere acknowledge Coors Field’s design provides every seat with excellent sightlines to the playing field and a pitcher’s challenge with long-flying balls at altitude. Opt for left field pavilion seating to catch a home run! The special purple seat row placed exactly a mile high and red brick construction that fits into the surrounding lower downtown neighborhood are just two of the many features that create a unique atmosphere at Coors Field. The staff is friendly and helpful. Fans make out-of-towners feel welcome. Feeling hungry? Select from burritos, burgers, kabobs, salads, BBQ, and vegetarian options. Call (303) ROCKIES for tickets by phone or order online at the team’s official website, www.rockies.com. The park’s ticket office sells walk-up tickets with no service charge. Coors Field tours set off year-round for 75 minutes of insider details at least twice daily several days a week; purchase tickets for $9 or less by calling or stopping at the ball park ticket office. The drive from the Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek along Speer Boulevard is almost a straight shot with a few turns to the stadium. Choose from nearby Coors Field parking lots at a cost of $13 to $7 or locate on-street metered parking. The RTD Light Rail takes you to the ball game from the Evans station near the hotel.