Food vendors near Coors Field told by city to move

DENVER — Two days and counting from the Rockies’ home opener and those popular food vendors who have become a part of baseball tradition are getting the boot by the city of Denver.

The city says food carts should have never been allowed to operate this close to Coors Field. But now the city of Denver is suddenly enforcing this rule.

So if you enjoy the convenience of having the vendors nearby at Rockies games, especially on a big game like Opening Day, you won’t have that option directly outside of Coors Field.

If street vendors don’t comply, they could lose their permits. The city says there was an oversight in the permit process and the street vendors can still operate a few blocks away.

While the vendors are dealing with that issue, last-minute preparations are underway ahead of Friday’s game. At 9 a.m., crews will paint the traditional purple stripe on Blake Street from 22nd to 19th streets.

Coors Field is one of the few stadiums that allows you to bring food and drinks to the game. For a lot of fans, they enjoyed the convenience of buying hot dogs outside the stadium because it’s a lot cheaper.