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Shaded Seats at Coors Field

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Coors Field is an open-air ballpark nestled in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. It serves as the home of the Colorado Rockies. Denver has a semi-arid climate and gets quite hot during the summer. This makes choosing the right seat a key consideration for Rockies fans. Anyone heading downtown to see the a game can use this guide and stadium seating chart to find the best shaded seats at Coors Field. 

Where are the shaded seats at Coors Field?

Generally, the seats in the shade at Coors Field are located:

  • Behind Home Plate: Shaded for afternoon and evening games
  • 3rd Base Line: Late afternoon and evening shade
  • Upper 300-Level: Rows under the roof are shaded

For the 2024 season, the Rockies primarily play day games (1:10 p.m.) and evening games (6:10 p.m., or 6:40 p.m.). For specific details about shaded sections at different start times, please continue reading.

Coors Field Orientation to the Sun

Coors Field is oriented to the north. Every morning, the sun rises over right field. Over the course of the day, it curves around home plate around lunchtime and then dips toward the left field foul pole, eventually setting behind the left field stands. This configuration makes the 3rd base line the “shade side” of the park and the 1st base line and right field the sunny spots.

The graphic below shows the approximate location of the sun throughout the day on July 1st (halfway through the MLB season).

Where to Buy Tickets

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Seats in the Shade at Rockies Afternoon games

At first pitch of an afternoon game, the sun is high above home plate. The best chance to find shade for the entire game is in a section close to home plate but far enough back to benefit from the overhang provided by the section above. If you prefer to sit field-level, opt for a seat in the last few rows of sections 128-135. For shade seekers who don’t mind sitting higher, the upper rows in sections 330-335 are decent choices.

Outfield sections 151-160 and center field sections 401-403 are sun exposed and receive almost no shade during the day. Although some lower-level right field seats may be shaded if they’re under cover, these locations are still less than ideal, as fans will have to contend with the sun positioned in a way that it shines directly in their eyes during the game.

Colorado Rockies Stadium

Sections on the 3rd base side will get shade during an afternoon games. Sections on the 1st base side will be in the sun.
Michael-John Wolfe /

Seats in the Shade at Rockies Evening games

On the longest days of the year, sunset in Denver isn’t until 8:30 p.m. With games starting earlier and running faster thanks to MLB’s new pace-of-play rules, fans attending evening games should carefully consider the position of the sun. A significant portion of the game could take place before sunset.

The good news is that a variety of shaded seats are available for evening games. Almost all sections on the 3rd base side of the park, including those at field level, club level and upper level, will be shaded. Outfield sections 151-160 will receive some shade once the sun dips behind the stadium.

Seats on the 1st base side of the park and those in uncovered areas of right field remain in the sun the longest. Seats in the upper-level 300 sections along the 1st base line also receive little shade during the early innings, even if they are positioned under the roof.

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