I'm excited about what's going on here, because the Rockies play 50 home games a year. Attendance at Coors Field has been at half capacity, but if it were up to full capacity then we'd have an extra 25,000×50, or 1,250,000 visits to Downtown in the course of one summer. That's more of a business boom than the entire Democratic Convention will provide – probably more than several Democratic conventions. Imagine what it would be like if we got those incoming suburbanites to take light rail!
I'm hoping that even if the Rocks crash and burn in the World Series, there will still be enough interest to keep fans coming through next year. But of course I still hope they win.
Also, I don't know how much people around the country connect sports teams to the team's home city (when I think Red Sox vs. Rockies I don't really think Boston vs. Denver, I just think Red Sox vs. us), but it does put Denver on the map even more than it has already been there. This is the biggest sports event that has ever been in Denver (Broncos superbowls were held in neutral territory, and professional hockey doesn't have as many fans as baseball).
Actually the Rockies play 81 home games per year. So 81×25000=2,025,000.
I live in Littleton and I don't know anyone who drives downtown for a ballgame these days. The trains are packed on game days.
Boston Sports scene is overrated. Think about what Denver has accomplished in the last ten years.
2 Superbowls2 Stanley Cups2 College Hockey National Championships (DU)1 World Series (not won yet but still)
Kronke needs to buy a portion of the Rockeis and spend millions on making us a dynasty. He paid a 16 million dollar fee for shooting over the cap on the nugs. Thats how much he wants to win! This is the kind of mentality Denver needs.
Of course it puts Denver on the map. Just watch the games on TV… endless shots of the mountains, downtown, LoDo. I definitely think people think Denver when they think about the Rockies. Especially if we come back from three down…
And if they do "crash and burn" I have no doubt in my mind that the fans will be back just as strong next year. Look at what the Rocks accomplished just to get here! Whether or not they win the World Series, they are still IN the World Series. Denver sports fans are too good to not give them the respect next year no matter the outcome of this series.
sorry rocks! maybe next year! we still love ya!
A guy who was at my place tonight (where a group of us watched the LOSING world series game) told me Denver deserved to lose because Denver "isn't a baseball town" and has some of the worst fans in the league.
That's true in one sense – the small population compared to NYC or Boston makes a lukewarm interest seem downright awful. But mind you we still have the attendance record for Baseball history, in the first season at Mile High Stadium. Let's make year another one of those record-setters!
Tell that guy that New England deserves to loose because they're not really football fans. They didn't even know what successful football was prior to the 21st century. Boston only likes sports because it gives them recognition over New York. They're so insecure about being the east coast step child that they'll take this as their clame to fame.
Well who has the bigger and better dt denver or boston? the pops. are about the same except the metro pops. And boston is smaller in land area.
Ummm…if the world series was supposed to give downtown a boost why did they keep showing views of the moutains and of vail….
Probably Boston. Doesn't feel quite as vacant as parts of Denver does, and there is a lot more pedestrian traffic. Not to mention their subway system, they have department stores downtown, density… the whole bit.
I can't think of any reason "land area" would ever be relevant to fan base.
The metropolitan population of Boston is HUGE compared to Denver, and the entire state of Massachusetts has a population that is much greater than the entire state of Colorado (but since Massachusett's is smaller, they're all in driving distance from Boston). Plus, anyone on the East Coast who doesn't identify with New York takes up with their rivals in Boston. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connetticut are full of Red Sox fans and are right nextdoor to Boston – much closer than Fort Collins or Colorado Springs is to Denver. You have to add those populations up when you calculate fan base. Denver doesn't have any highly populated neighbors to draw fans from.
bcuz im not talkn about fan base. land area has a lot to do with it bcuz. there pop. is about the same as denvers but the city of denver is much bigger in land area, and there dt dosnt seem to be as big or ne bigger then denvers. And right they hav this huge metro pop. but there dt looks no bigger then denvers.
04:05 I have familiy in new england that didn't even watch football prior to the Pats winning the superbowl. Their fans base is lame and far less intense than the Broncos country area. There are bars and places that hold huge seating for big screen games in Wyoming and Montana. Bronco country has been around far longer than the fans of NEw England jumping on the Pats bandwagon. There's a lot of history with their basketball and baseball team. I'll acknowledge them as being big on that. However, I think Denver has more passion for the Broncos as well as history. I also think Denver has more passion for the Av's than Boston fans the Bruins.
The Rockies' magnificent run has brought so much attention to Denver and Colorado. Next year Rockies!