The Colorado Rockies may play in a stadium that is at 5,200 feet above sea level, Coors Field, but their Urine Feces Everywhere (UFE) rating is considered well below sea level to the UFE Team. While the ball players may enjoy the fact that their hits will go 9% farther and there is a 50% increase in home runs at this elevation, other fans and players are less enthusiastic about the Coors Field. Labeled the most offensive park in history due to the potential for extreme ball traveling distances on hits in this park, the label applies in other ways, as well. The high altitude changes pitching also, especially the fastball which, as you may have guessed, travels even faster! These factors can make for an exciting and unpredictable game for any team. The UFE Team, however, was a little less excited about the conditions of the park where UFE is concerned.
We found it odd that a park built in 1995 would have trough sinks in the restrooms, but there they were there. Trough sinks, like trough toilets, spray contagions several feet out and around the trough where patrons are standing and trying to clean their hands. They are getting sprayed with the bacteria that are on the person next to them. How sanitary is that? The other problem with troughs is that hand clearance is poor and the faucets are too close to each other, offering fans little elbow room. In conditions such as these a fan is more likely to exit the restroom without washing.
Coors Field has by far the most picturesque views ever seen from a MLB park, but sadly ranked an ugly 6 out of 30 in the UFE rating with number 1 being the worst. It is 2012 Colorado, you are state of the art in technology, but your sanitation practices, especially in the restrooms and in mobile vending, are older than your mountains. It is never too late to clean up your act and go touch-less and trough- less in your restrooms. It may even be less expensive than running that micro-brewery, though probably not as much fun. Oh, and I would not recommend the “Rocky Mountain Oysters.”