LEISURE AND RECREATION
Sports Authority Field
at Mile High
1701 Bryant St.
The 1.8-million-square-foot Sports Authority
Field at Mile High opened in 2001 and
has more than 76,000 seats. It is home
to the National Football League’s Denver
Broncos, Major League Soccer’s
Colorado Rapids and the Denver
Outlaws, a new summer lacrosse team.
The playing surface is 100 percent grass,
and two public artworks adorn the stadium’s
exterior. Fans are treated to traditional
and specialty concession stand fare, as
well as three large Mitsubishi video
displays located inside the stadium’s seating
area and 530 TV monitors found
throughout the stadium.
A special feature on Level 5 of Sports
Authority Field is the Ring of Fame,
which honors former Denver Broncos
players and administrators. Visitors also
can enjoy “The Broncos,” a sculpture
created in Florence, Italy by renowned
sculptor Sergio Benvenuti, which
depicts five larger-than-life broncos, a
mare and a colt running uphill in an
alpine mountain setting. The Counties
Gateway Plaza, located on the west
side of Sports Authority Field, features
six 40-foot monuments placed on either
side of the plaza that serve as a tribute
to the six counties that helped to make
the stadium a reality.
1000 Chopper Circle
Considered one of the most flexible and
multifunctional arenas in the country, this
sports and entertainment venue is located
at the edge of downtown Denver and
hosts more than 220 sporting events,
concerts and special events every year.
Pepsi Center is home to the National
Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets,
National Hockey League’s Colorado
Avalanche and National Lacrosse
League’s Colorado Mammoth.
The Pepsi Center is also one of the few
sports venues in North America to offer
a separate team practice facility. The
Berger Funds NBA Practice Court is a
full-sized basketball court used by the
Denver Nuggets for all practice sessions. Opened in 2000, the stadium is
situated on 4. 6 acres, including
675,000 square feet of building space
and five levels. It also features luxury
suites, club seats, fine and casual dining facilities and spectacular views of
the Rocky Mountains.
The Pepsi Center holds more than 19,00
fans for basketball games; more than
18,00 for hockey, arena football and
lacrosse games; and anywhere from 500
to 20,000 for concerts and other events.
Both the Regional Metropolitan District’s
public bus and light rail systems offer
stops at Pepsi Center.
Major League Baseball (MLB)
More than 4. 4 million fans attended the
Colorado Rockies’ games during their
inaugural season in 1993, breaking
Major League Baseball’s single-season
attendance record that same year. The
Rockies went on to play in the 2007
World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
Central Hockey League (CHL)
Season: October - April
The Cutthroats are a minor-league expansion team of the Central Hockey League.
The team's inaugural season was 2012,
and it plays its home games at the Denver
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Those who enjoy the game of basketball
will feel right at home in Denver, where
fans are treated to the best experience
anywhere in the NBA. The “Nuggets”
name refers to the 19th century mining
boom in Colorado, when people rushed
to the area hoping to make their fortunes
by panning gold and silver nuggets.
National Football League (NFL)
Through a 31-24 victory against the
Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos
won their first World Championship in
Super Bowl XXXII. A year later, the team
won its second title. To celebrate the
team’s successes, team owner Pat Bowlen