Behind the scenes: Coors Field fireworks preparations

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 22:02:10-04

DENVER — As the Colorado Rockies prepare to take the field for the Fourth of July game on Tuesday night, fireworks crews are finishing up the final touches for the annual show to wrap up Independence Day celebrations in Denver.

Zambelli Fireworks, the oldest and largest fireworks company in the United States, puts on the show at Coors Field each year. The display will be one of 1,000 shows the company puts on for the Fourth of July holiday.

Production managers said the Rockies show will include 14,000-15,000 individual fireworks. Crews will shoot them off from nine different positions in and behind the stadium. $50,000 worth of computer equipment controls the show choreographed to match the colors and patterns of the fireworks with the music.

Pyrotechnic crews came to town on Friday to setup for Monday and Tuesday's fireworks. Workers began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday to prepare for the evening show beginning after the Rockies game finishes up. The Rockies play the Cincinnati Reds starting at 6:10 p.m.