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Denver removes capacity limits for large outdoor events, including Coors Field and Red Rocks

A new public health order that takes effect on Tuesday and runs through July 1 also drops regulations for indoor events up to 1,999 people

Coors Field, photographed on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in downtown Denver. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Denver public health officials on Tuesday retired capacity limits for large outdoor events, including for two of the city’s most popular venues: Coors Field and Red Rocks.

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“These venues now have no capacity limits, distancing requirements or other restrictions,” the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment said on Tuesday.

The Colorado Rockies said Wednesday that they will allow full-capacity crowds of 50,000 beginning on June 28. They’re calling that date “Opening Day 2.0.”

A new public health order that takes effect on Tuesday and runs through July 1 also removes regulations for indoor events up to 1,999 people. Indoor events of 2,000 or more still require approval from DDPHE.

The changes in Denver come after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Monday dropped restrictions for large indoor gatherings. The Denver regulations, however, still trump any changes to the state’s COVID-19 rules.


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