PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS
Major League Baseball (MLB)
The Colorado Rockies had their inaugural season in 1993, playing in front of
a record-breaking 4. 4 million fans that
first year. The team is a member of the
National League West Division. The
Rockies played in the 2007 World Series
against the Boston Red Sox.
Central Hockey League (CHL)
The Denver Cutthroats are a minor league
team of the Central Hockey League. The
Cutthroats’ first season was in 2012, and its
home is the Denver Coliseum.
National Basketball Association (NBA)
The Nuggets are Denver’s professional NBA
basketball team. The team joined the NBA
in 1976 and has been entertaining fans in
Denver ever since then. The team is named
after the 19th century mining boom in Colorado, when people came to Colorado with
dreams of striking it rich by panning for
gold and silver nuggets.
National Football League (NFL)
Get out your blue and orange! Bronco-mania is a fact of life in Denver Colorado.
The Broncos won their first Super Bowl
through a 31-24 victory against the Green
Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. A year
later, they won again. To honor the team’s
successes, the Denver Broncos Ring of
Fame was established in 1984. The team’s
most valuable players and administrators are inducted into the Ring of Fame,
which visitors can see on Level 5 of Sports
Authority Field at Mile High.
National Hockey League (NHL)
The Colorado Avalanche National Hockey
League team has called Denver home since
the 1995-1996 season. The Avalanche has
advanced to postseason play each year, and
won the Stanley Cup twice.
Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse
National Lacrosse League (NLL)
The National Lacrosse League’s Colorado
Mammoth won the NLL 2006 Champions
Cup. More than 990,000 Mammoth fans
have packed the Pepsi Center since the team
began playing there in 2003.
Denver Outlaws Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse
Since joining Major League Lacrosse in 2006,
the Denver Outlaws have been one of the
league’s most successful teams. They have
made it to the championship game four times.
Major League Soccer (MLS)
Denver’s Major League Soccer team was
founded in 1995 and moved to its new home
at Dick’s Sporting Good Park in 2007.
3051 S. Rooney Road, Morrison, 80465
Bandimere celebrated its 55th anniversary
season in 2013. National Hot Rod Association Championship Drag Racing happens
here every April through October.
Colorado National Speedway
4281 Weld County Road 10, Dacono, 80514
The Colorado National Speedway hosts
the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series, the
richest and most recognized short-track
series in the nation, from April through
September each year.
Nearly 65,000 Coloradans throughout the
state own and love horses, and many of
them participate in racing. Summer weekends tend to be busy times at area racetracks,
as 40 percent of the state’s horse population
are actually show or racehorses!
Arapahoe Park Racetrack
26000 E. Quincy, Aurora, 80016
Horse racing occurs every weekend, June
OTHER SPECTATOR SPORTS
A variety of other spectator sporting events
happen in Colorado, including the Winter
X Games in Aspen, the USA Pro Cycling
Challenge and the women’s NCAA final
four. Learn more about upcoming national
and international sporting events in Denver
College sports teams are also abundant
in the metro Denver area. Top-ranked
sports programs exist at Colorado School
of Mines, Colorado Christian University,
Colorado State University, Metropolitan
State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado at Boulder and
the University of Denver. Sports supported
by colleges and universities in the area
include baseball, basketball, lacrosse,
cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, diving, water polo, skiing,
tennis, track and field, volleyball and
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS VENUES
Denver’s numerous sports venues are
primarily located in or near downtown, and