In recent weeks, there has been lots of discussion about a downtown ballpark for the Royals. Often, one of the comparisons used is the supposed success of Coors Field in Denver.
The facts are these: Attendance at Coors field in 1996, when it opened, was 3.4 million. That ranked first out of 14 teams in the National League. Since then, however, attendance has declined every year. In 2005 it was down to 1.9 million, 14th out of 16 teams. A primary reason is that there is no parking anywhere close around the stadium. Going to a game at Coors Field is a real headache. I have done it.
Get a clue. Leave the Royals where they are.