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Ball Arena

Opened:October 1, 1999Home Team:Colorado Avalanche
Owner:Kroenke Sports and EntertainmentCapacity:18,000
Location:Denver, ColoradoFormer Name:Pepsi Center (1999-2020)

Ball Arena (formerly known as Pepsi Center) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Denver, Colorado. It is situated at Speer Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in downtown Denver, and is served by two nearby exits off Interstate 25. A light rail station is on the western side of the complex. Opened in 1999, it is the home arena of the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

Ball Arena
Ball Arena, Home of the Colorado Avalanche (Troutfarm27, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Notable Events

  • Hosted the 2001 NHL All-Star Game, plus two Stanley Cup Final series in 2001 and 2022. The Avalanche won both times, the first at home and the second in Tampa Bay.
  • In 2007, the West regionals of the NCAA Division I hockey tournament were held at the arena, hosted by the University of Denver.
  • In 2008, the Frozen Four round took place at the arena.