DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced today that Alan Roach, the public address voice of Coors Field, has stepped down from his stadium address duties due to family responsibilities and other professional opportunities. While no longer announcing the games in Denver, Rockies fans will continue to hear Roach's distinctive bass voice in a variety of other ways in and around Rockies baseball.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my 14 years behind the microphone first at Mile High Stadium and then at Coors Field," Roach said. "However, my commitment to my children is the primary reason for this decision. I look forward to having more time at home this summer."
In addition to his work with the Rockies, Roach does commercial voice over work, is a sports personality at Denver's 850 KOA Radio and has served as the public address voice of the Super Bowl the past two years.
"We will miss his familiar voice at Coors Field," said Rockies President Keli McGregor. "Alan has been one of the classic public address voices in our game and he will continue to be a part of the Rockies family, but this will provide an opportunity for someone to step in and continue his great tradition."
Anyone wishing to audition as the new Coors Field public address announcer should visit the Rockies website at www.coloradorockies.com.