Colorado Rockies ownership struck a deal with Coors “in perpetuity” for naming rights for the ballpark in LoDo
By Joe Rubino | The Denver Post
As long as the Colorado Rockies are playing baseball at the ballpark at 20th and Blake streets in Denver, they’ll be playing at Coors Field. That’ll be true even after the iconic brewers’ parent company pulls up stakes and moves out of town.
On Wednesday morning, Molson Coors Brewing Co. announced — among other major company changes — that it would be packing up its corporate offices in downtown Denver and moving its headquarters to Chicago. It’s a landscape-changing corporate shuffle that has led some people to question if the naming rights for Coors Field will soon be up for grabs.
Coors Field: What’s in a name?
The 24-year-old park has been named Coors Field since the day it opened for baseball in 1995. But it seems strange to have such a visible structure bearing the name of a company based 1,000 miles away, even if its iconic brewery is still producing beer in Golden. The stadium itself is a public facility, owned and run by the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District, a subdivision of state government representing the seven-county Denver metro area.