Buy Me Some Peanuts at the Mile-High Marker
Coors Field offers so many advantages to hitters. Here’s some information from the official Coors Field website.
We’ve been researching the mile high stadium in advance of the 2013 New Dentist Conference, taking place in Denver and we’ve learned some interesting facts about baseball when it’s played at such an altitude:
- The ball travels about 9% farther than at sea level, so a 400 foot home run hit at Yankee Stadium might go as far as 440 feet in Denver.
- Thinner air affects pitching, making curve balls “less snappy” and giving fast balls “about an extra six inches of giddy-up” because of reduced resistance.
If you are attending the conference, taking place July 18-20 in Denver, you’ll enjoy a complimentary pre-game picnic at Coors Field and a ticket for the Friday night game between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs. And while you’re there, be sure to notice the purple seats marking the spot in the stadium that is 5,280 feet above sea level.