Pepsi Center Information:
Location: Denver, Colorado
Address: 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
Capacity: 19,099 for basketball, 18,007 for lacrosse and hockey, 17,210 for arena football
Parking: Parking at Pepsi Center may be easily accessed from I-25 and Auraria Parkway when traveling from the south, or I-25 and Speer Blvd when traveling from the North. Lots start at only $10 per car.
Year Opened: 1999
Occupants: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth
Rules: No cans, bottles, cameras, recording equipment, food, drink, pets, and weapons.
The glittering new Pepsi Center was built to replace the crumbling old McNichols Arena which had been forced to serve double-duty for the Denver Nuggets and the newcomer Colorado Avalanche. With a capacity of just over 18,000 seats, a 360-degree LED surround board, a dazzling glass facade and cavernous lobby, the Pepsi Center was a huge improvement over the humble building of the past. The arena is located just outside the city of Denver and it's easily accessible from most major highways while allowing attendees to tailgate in the expansive parking lot before the game. The Pepsi Center seems to have a little bit for everyone and it's one of the most visually impressive sporting venues in the West.
The Denver Nuggets have given their fans plenty to cheer about since moving into the Pepsi Center in 1999. Under the tutelage of coaching great George Karl, the Nuggets have been consistent performers in the NBA playoffs throughout the 2000s. The Nuggets even made it all the way to the conference finals in 2009, but they were overwhelmed by the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. Nuggets basketball is a big deal in Denver, so whenever the team makes it to the big dance, they'll have a huge fanbase behind them.
The Colorado Avalanche are the team that most Denver residents hang their hat on, and they were a resounding success in their first season in Colorado in 1995. The team won its first championship in 1996 behind the strength of Claude Lemieux and Patrick Roy, and it would also bring the first and only championship thus far to the Pepsi Center in 2001 when the Avalanche knocked off the New Jersey Devils. The Avalanche are frequent participants in the Stanley Cup playoffs and fans have come to expect a high level of play from their franchise.
The Pepsi Center is also the place to be to catch a concert, musical or large-scale performance in the city of Denver. The arena is an extremely important stop on the U.S. concert circuit, and hosts a wide range of genres such as country, pop, rock, hip-hop and other massive events.
With the Avalanche and Nuggets as regular attendees in their respective league's playoff tournaments, there will be no shortage of pulse-pounding moments at the Pepsi Center and there may be a few more banners hanging from the rafters in the near future.
Pepsi Center Ticket Information:
The seats TicketCity offers for events at the Pepsi Center come from our large network of suppliers. Those suppliers list and price the tickets for these events at the Pepsi Center, and in many cases the ticket prices will be higher than the face value printed on them. After submitting your ticket order, TicketCity will verify the availability of those seats with our supplier before confirming your purchase. Tickets are shipped via FedEx as soon as they are available to send.
TicketCity is not affiliated with the Pepsi Center or the official Pepsi Center website.
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Great Place to watch ANY event I have seen hockey, basketball, concerts (in the round and standard setup) as well as a few special events at Pepsi Center and I can honestly say, I have NEVER had a bad seat. From down front to nose bleed, you can always see all the action going on. The seats are comfortable. However, they are a bit smaller than some venues so larger people may feel a bit tight. The food is good but of course it depends on what you want and where you get it. I am typically in club level and I love the food and service. This is a fantastic venue and they did a great job in the design. August 10, 2010