Improving COVID conditions is fueling the capacity increase. 

Good news for Rockies fans! After announcing last month that a limited number of fans were going to be allowed to attend opening day at Coors Field, the Rockies have increased that capacity even more. 

Come opening day, 21,363 lucky fans will watch the Rockies start the season, up from the originally planned 12,500. This new variance will fill Coors Field to 42.6 percent of its total capacity. And tickets are still available!

"The Colorado Rockies have been working closely with the State of Colorado and Major League Baseball to develop a plan to accommodate additional fans at Coors Field. As conditions continue to improve, the Rockies announced today that the state has approved the outdoor facility for a 42.6% capacity variance beginning Opening Day, April 1, (21,363 of 50,144)," the team said in an announcement. "This is an increase to the previous approval of 12,500 fans. To create a safe and healthy experience for fans, players and staff, the Rockies have implemented all required Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) and Major League Baseball (MLB) policies and guidelines."

The variance was granted thanks to improving COVID-19 conditions across the state. According to the club, it has invited 7,000 vaccinated healthcare providers and first responders to attend the home opener to thank them for their service. 

Tickets for April home games are now on sale for Rockies Plan Holders. If there are tickets left over, the team will open up sales to the general public at a later date. 

“We couldn’t be happier to be inviting Rockies fans back into Coors Field,” said Rockies COO Greg Feasel. “It took a lot of hard work from a lot of people, and we thank the State of Colorado, the City and County of Denver, and their health officials, along with MLB for partnering with us to ensure that our thorough and detailed plan complies with all health and safety measures.”

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