Statue outside Sports Authority Field.
Photo by Greg Throw, courtesy of VISIT DENVER Pepsi Center. Photo by Steve Crecelius, courtesy of VISIT DENVER
are credited with contributing to the revitalization of lower downtown.
11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, 80020
Formerly known as the Broomfield Event
Center, 1STBANK Center is the premiere
mid-sized event venue in the Denver area.
The state-of-the-art venue has a capacity of
6,500 people and hosts live music, family
shows, sporting events, community functions and more.
2001 Blake St., Denver, 80205; 303-762-5437
The Colorado Rockies call Coors Field
home. The baseball park can hold more
than 500,000 fans. Since opening in 1995,
it has been a leader in attendance for major
league baseball games. Spectacular views
of the Rocky Mountains greet those sitting
in the first base and right field areas. Seats
in the upper deck’s 20th row are painted
purple to mark 5,280 feet, exactly one
mile above sea level. The park’s amenities include private suites, retail stores,
picnic areas, an interactive games area,
specially designated Family Sections and
a clubhouse. Visitors can tours Coors Field
throughout the year.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St., Denver, 80204; 720-258-3000
With a unique, undulating upper profile
and a skin of steel, glass and aluminum,
Sports Authority Field at Mile High reflects
the Rocky Mountains to the west and the
modern Denver skyline to the east. The
1.8-million-square-foot stadium opened
in 2001 and has more than 76,000 seats
for fans. The National Football League’s
Denver Broncos and the Denver Outlaws,
a summer lacrosse team, call Sports
Authority Field at Mile High home.
Outstanding views exist for fans on five
levels of seating, including 8, 200 club seats
and 144 luxury suites. The playing area is
natural grass. Traditional and specialty
concession fare is available for purchase.
Level 5 of Sports Authority Field holds
the Ring of Fame, which honors former
Denver Broncos players and administrators.
A special sculpture created in Florence,
Italy by renowned sculptor Sergio Benve-
nuti, depicts five larger-than-life broncos, a
mare and a colt running uphill in an alpine
mountain setting. On the south end of the
stadium, a grand lawn provides an on-site
festival and event area with a permanent
stage. A park-like area on the east side of
the stadium integrates the landscape of
the South Platte River with native grasses,
creating the feeling of a loose, undulating
plain. Autumn Blaze Maples are placed in
concentric circles, forming “pass through
the land,” a public art project incorporated
in the east side.
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, 80204
This sports and entertainment venue hosts
more than 220 sporting events, concerts
and special events each year. Located at the
edge of downtown Denver, the 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 opened in October 1999
with a Celine Dion concert.
The 5-level arena seats 20,000+ for
concerts, 19, 155 for basketball games
and 18,007 for hockey games. 1,000 staff
members are required to run each event.
The stadium includes 95 luxury suites that
accommodate from 12 to 16 people, as well
as 298 wheelchair accessible locations with
companion seats. Guests can also enjoy
casual and fine dining in three different
restaurants: the Blue Sky Grill, Land Rover
Denver Club and Peak Pub House. The
Pepsi Center is located in a convenient
location that is accessible by public bus and