Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1984 to
honor former players and administrators.
You can see the Ring of Fame on the Level
5 façade of Sports Authority Field at Mile
High. Since its inception, 21 members
have been inducted.
National Hockey League (NHL)
Since relocating to Colorado prior to the
1995-1996 season, the franchise has
advanced to postseason play each year,
including advancing to the Conference
Finals six times and winning the Stanley
Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse
National Lacrosse League (NLL)
In seven-plus seasons, more than 990,000
Mammoth fans have packed Pepsi Center.
In 2006, the Colorado Mammoth won the
NLL 2006 Champions Cup. And in 2010,
the team celebrated its one-millionth fan.
Denver Outlaws Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse
The Denver Outlaws—Colorado’s
professional outdoor lacrosse team—
joined Major League Lacrosse in 2006
as an expansion team.
Major League Soccer (MLS)
This MLS soccer club was founded in
1995 and moved to its new home at
Dick’s Sporting Good Park in 2007.
3051 S. Rooney Road
National Hot Rod Association Championship
Drag Racing happens here every April
Colorado National Speedway
4281 Weld County Road 10
The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series, the
richest and most recognized short-track
series in the nation, is held from April
Horses have long been part of Denver’s
history—and today, this equine love affair
continues with nearly 65,000 horse
owners in the state. In fact, show or
racehorses account for 40 percent of
Colorado’s horse population, and it’s no
surprise that summer weekends are
always busy times for area racetracks.
Arapahoe Park Racetrack
26000 E. Quincy
Thoroughbred and quarter horse racing is
held every weekend from mid-June
OTHER SPECTATOR SPORTS
Colorado is home to a variety of winter
spectator sporting events, including the
Winter X Games in Aspen. Other sporting
events, from the USA Pro Cycling
Challenge to the women’s NCAA final
four, happen in metro Denver and
across Colorado year-round. Visit
www.denversports.org to learn more
about upcoming national and international
sporting events in Denver.
Those who enjoy spectator sports can
find games throughout the year at some
of the many metro Denver area colleges
and universities that offer top-ranked
sports programs, including 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.
The large variety of men’s and women’s
sports supported by area colleges and
universities include baseball, basketball,
lacrosse, cross country, football, golf,
soccer, softball, swimming, diving, water
polo, skiing, tennis, track and field,
volleyball and wrestling. For information,
please refer to the “Education” section.