|Mayor Hickenlooper, Governor Ritter to Change Denver’s 21st Street to “Rockies Road” at Coors Field and Proclaim Tomorrow “Purple Tuesday” in Denver before Attending Game Four of the NLCS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sue Cobb – Hickenlooper, 720-865-9016 office; 720-206-4507 pager
Evan Dreyer – Ritter, 720-350-8370
Mayor Hickenlooper, Governor Ritter to Change Denver’s 21st Street to “Rockies Road" at Coors Field and Proclaim Tomorrow “Purple Tuesday” in Denver before Attending Game Four of the NLCS
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter will preside over the temporary renaming of 21st Street
to “Rockies Road
” tonight, Monday, October 15, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the corner of 21st
and Blake Streets in front of Coors Field.
The new street signs were produced today by Denver Public Works
Traffic Engineering Services to celebrate the Rockies
Also tonight, Hickenlooper and Ritter will officially proclaim Tuesday, October 16, 2007 “Colorado Rockies Purple Tuesday”
. Rockies fans everywhere are encouraged to wear purple on Tuesday to support Colorado
’s MLB team, which is just one win away from a trip to the World Series.
Hickenlooper and Ritter will cheer on the Colorado Rockies together tonight as they battle the Arizona Diamondbacks in game four of the MLB National League Championship Series.
Last week, Hickenlooper—a former high school junk ball pitcher and lifelong baseball enthusiast—made a wager on the series with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. If the Rockies take the NL Division title, Phoenix
will buy Rockies tickets next season for a classroom of Denver
kids and send four “Big Unit” hot dogs from Alice Cooper’s Cooperstown
restaurant near Chase Field. The gigantic hot dog is named after Diamondbacks pitching ace Randy Johnson, whose nickname is “the Big Unit.” If the Diamondbacks win, Denver
will send Mayor Gordon Diamondback tickets for a classroom of Phoenix
kids as well as four servings of buffalo meatloaf from the Rocky Mountain Diner.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter
and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano also set a friendly wager on the outcome. If the Diamondbacks win the best-of-seven series, Gov. Ritter will wear a Sedona red jersey and have his picture taken in it. If the Rockies win and continue their “Rocktober” roll, Gov. Napolitano will sport the purple and black Colorado
Mayor Hickenlooper’s proclamation follows.
WHEREAS, Since 1993, the City and County of Denver has proudly been the home of Colorado’s Major League Baseball team; and
WHEREAS, The Colorado Rockies have helped activate and energize Lower Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods bringing fans from across the state to Coors Field and local businesses; and
WHEREAS, The Colorado Rockies personify the enthusiasm, energy, perseverance and team play that make Colorado and the West a remarkable place to live; and
WHEREAS, The Colorado Rockies have won the first three games of the 2007 National League Division Championship series and are one win away from a trip to the World Series; and
WHEREAS, Everyone in the Denver metro area and Colorado Rockies fans worldwide are encouraged to wear purple on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, to support the Colorado Rockies in their quest for the National League Division title.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN W. HICKENLOOPER, MAYOR of the City and County of Denver, Colorado, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby officially proclaim Tuesday, October 16, 2007, to be known as:
“COLORADO ROCKIES PURPLE TUESDAY”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand as caused the official seal of the City and County of Denver to be affixed this 15th day of October, 2007.
John W. Hickenlooper