Rockies to celebrate drawing 60 million fans

Rockies to celebrate drawing 60 million fans

Rockies to celebrate drawing 60 million fans
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday, when the D-backs come to Coors Field for the 1,582nd home game in the Rockies' 20 seasons, the club will reach a combined 60 million in paid attendance. No club has reached the mark faster.

To celebrate, the Rockies will pick at random one fan at the Coors field entrance gate before the 6:10 p.m. MT first pitch. That fan will be celebrated at the gate with pictures and video capturing the moment, and will be awarded 2013 Rockies season tickets, a commemorative Rockies jersey and a VIP seat for the game. The fan also will be introduced before the postgame fireworks show.

The Rockies own several other Major League attendance records -- single season (4,483,350 in 1993), four-game series (259,113 from July 14-17, 1994 against the Cardinals), three-game series (217,009 from June 24-26, 1994 against the Giants) and day game (80,227, on April 9, 1993 in the inaugural home game against the Expos). All of those records were established at old Mile High Stadium.

"The Rockies organization continues to be blessed with the greatest fans in baseball, and this record proves just how fortunate we are," Rockies owner, chairman and CEO Dick Monfort said in a press release. "We have enjoyed celebrating Rockies fans throughout the 2012 season, and we are honored to once again have the opportunity to celebrate a Major League record with our fans."