5280 isn’t the same magazine it was 20 years ago (see above), and Denver isn’t the same city. Take a look.
1993: The Year It All Began
90,000: Number of people who welcomed Pope John Paul II at Mile High Stadium when he visited for the Eighth World Youth Day that was held in Denver on August 12.
27: Rockies became the 27th baseball team in the MLB (counting only the present-day teams) and the first in the region.
80,277: Number of fans that attended opening day for the Rockies—the most in MLB history.