Ball Arena - Colorado Avalanche Arena Guide

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Last Updated: April 26, 2021

Arena Facts

Opened: 1999
Capacity: 17,809
Teams: Colorado Avalanche
Address: Denver, Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche call the Ball Arena home, which was formerly known as the Pepsi Center. It hosts both NHL and NBA games on a weekly basis.

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The NBA team that calls this arena home is the Denver Nuggets who have had a lot of success recently. The arena was made towards the end of the 1990’s with construction starting on November 20, 1997. It was an expensive groundbreaking as the land covers 4.6 acres right in the heart of Denver. The overall costs amount to be just under $300 million dollars in today’s money. What makes this arena unique is that you can tell by seeing it on the street that professional sports are played there. By this we mean that it is massive and contains a traditional arena look that lets fans and tourists alike point it out from miles away. It only took two years to fully construct and furbish the arena and not much has been done since then as far as improvements go. However one of the biggest things that has changed has been introducing a new scoreboard to the arena.

As for the historic events that have taken place inside the arena, the NHL all star game was hosted there only three years after construction was completed. The arena was also one of the quickest to have a professional sports championship in its rafters as the Colorado Avalanche won their second Stanley Cup in 2001, again just a few years following the arena opening. Both the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche are looking to add to the arena’s history in this year and the following years. Right now is a great time for sports at the Ball Arena.

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