The Colorado Rockies plan to take the upper deck in right field and transform it into a bar and restaurant before the 2014 home opener. Courtesy of Colorado Rockies.
KUSA - The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday unveiled their final plan for the new set up in the right-field upper deck at Coors Field.
The teams is taking out seats along the third level and will replace it with a bar, restaurant and terrace with views of the Front Range and downtown.
"We are always striving to improve the entire experience at Coors Field," Rockies owner, chairman and chief executive officer Dick Monfort said in a news release. "With that spirit in mind, it is exciting to add to our lower downtown ballpark the largest roof top deck in sports, featuring two levels with more than 38,000 square feet."
In the past 10 seasons, the Rockies have averaged 31,000 fans per game in the 50,445-seat stadium. Many of those empty seats have been in the upper deck of right field.
The 5280 Craft Bar will have 52 taps and feature a bar that is 52 feet, 80 inches. The CHUBurger Restaurant will be for casual dining. The VIP Cabana Terrace will have seating for pregame events.
The Rockies first home game for the 2014 season is April 4 against Arizona.
Also this offseason, the grass is being replaced by Graff's Turf Farms, which has worked on the field since the stadium opened.
The Fort Morgan company, which has sodded a number of Major League Baseball and college football fields as well as golf courses around the country, installed the original turf at Coors Field when it opened in 1995.
With the average life of a baseball field at about six years, Graff's Farms resodded for the Rockies previously in 2000 and 2007.
Last offseason, the Rockies adjusted their suite seating, revamped the brewery in right field and cut the working press box from 156 seats to 50 to add a bar and restaurant behind home plate.
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