List of baseball parks in Denver

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This is a list of venues used for professional baseball in Denver, Colorado. The information is a synthesis of the information contained in the references listed.

Larimer Street Baseball Park[edit]

Occupants[edit]

  • Denver - Colorado League or Rocky Mountain League (1885)* Denver Mountain Lions - Western League (1886)

Location[edit]

Larimer Street (southeast); 32nd Street (southwest); Blake Street (northwest); 33rd Street (northeast). About 10 blocks northeast of the eventual site of Coors Field

Currently[edit]

Commercial/industrial

River Front Park[edit]

Occupant[edit]

Denver Mountaineers - Western League / Western Association (1887-1888)

Location[edit]

Plot of land roughly bounded by 16th Street (southwest); 17th Street (northeast); Bassett Street (southeast); and the Platte River (northwest). Part of what is now Commons Park

Athletic Park[edit]

Occupants[edit]

  • Denver Grizzlies/Mountaineers - Western Association (1889-1891 or 1892)
  • Denver Solis - Colorado State League (1889 only)
  • Denver Grizzlies - Western Association (1895 part season)
  • Denver Gulfs - Colorado State League (1898 only)
  • Denver Grizzlies/Bears - Western League (1900-1917)

Location[edit]

Broadway and Cherry Creek (which Broadway crosses at about East 7th Avenue). Location is near Denver Health Medical Center

Merchants Park[edit]

Occupants[edit]

Location[edit]

Virginia Avenue (south); Bannock Street (west); Dakota Avenue (north); Broadway (east). Near Alameda Avenue (two blocks farther north); location also given as Exposition Avenue (two blocks south) and Broadway

Current use[edit]

Site of Broadway Plaza shopping center and business complex

Mile High Stadium[edit]

MileHighStadium.jpg

Originally Bears Stadium

Occupants[edit]

Location[edit]

2755 West 17th Avenue (south, right field); Elliot Street (west, first base); West 20th Street (north, third base); Clay Street (east, left field - now part of Mile High Stadium Circle)

Previously[edit]

City dump

Currently[edit]

Parking lot for Sports Authority Field, which overlaps the old site in the southwest (center field) portion

Coors Field[edit]

Coors field 1.JPG

Occupant[edit]

Colorado Rockies - NL (1995-present)

Location[edit]

2001 Blake Street (southeast, first base); 20th Street (southwest, third base); railroad tracks, then Wewatta Street (northwest, left field); 22nd Street (northeast, right field)

Previously[edit]

Denver Pacific Railroad Station and Union Pacific Railroad buildings

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Ballparks of North America, Michael Benson, McFarland, 1989.

External links[edit]