MLB's Denver Field Named after Joseph Coors, a Founder of Heritage Foundation and Mountain States Legal Foundation

MLB's Denver Field Named after Joseph Coors, a Founder of Heritage Foundation and Mountain States Legal Foundation


Major League Baseball’s Coors Field in Denver is named after a founder of the Heritage Foundation, Joseph Coors, the former president of Coors Brewing Company, who died in 2003 after setting up a legal foundation that challenged part of the Voting Rights Act.

Joseph Coors, a passionate supporter of former President Ronald Reagan and former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, donated $250,000 in seed money to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington D.C., which espouses “Building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.”

“Without Joe Coors, the Heritage Foundation wouldn’t exist,” according to the Associated Press. Coors continued to support the foundation for many years with an annual contribution of $300,000.

Meanwhile, Reagan and Goldwater were greatly helped by Coors, who sponsored “Reagan’s political radio shows, which deployed his undoubted presentational skills to a national audience.” Upon Reagan’s successful political rise to the

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