Fan critically injured in Coors Field fall

Police say a 27-year-old man was critically injured when he fell from a stairwell leading to the center field seats at Coors Field during the opener of a doubleheader Tuesday.

Police say a 27-year-old man was critically injured when he fell from a stairwell leading to the center field seats at Coors Field during the opener of a doubleheader Tuesday.

Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said the man was hospitalized in critical condition following a fall of approximately 20 feet onto concrete during the seventh inning just after 4 p.m. MT.

He said he didn't have the name of the fan and that an investigation was under way.

Rockies spokesman Jay Alves cited federal privacy law in declining to give details of the accident, saying only, ''We're aware of the injury in the outfield. He was transported to a local hospital.''

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