Sports City

With some of the best skiing, riding and rafting in the world, physical activity is just a way of life in Colorado. So it is no surprise that Denver is such an athletic city and that Denver would have seven – seven – professional sports teams. The Mile High City is the smallest city in the country with teams in pro football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse and soccer.

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Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
1701 Bryant St. | 720.258.3000

the ART, a hotel is near Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium where the city bleeds orange and blue on game day with fans coming out in droves to cheer for Peyton Manning and his team. The Broncos have advanced to the Super Bowl seven times, including two back-to-back titles in 1998 and 1999. Every non-strike Denver Broncos home game since 1970 has been sold out, but the best seats in the house at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium are the row of purple seats that wrap around the stadium, 20 rows up on the upper deck and just six rows from the top. While you may have a better view of the majestic Rocky Mountains over the opposing team, you can say you sat in seats exactly one mile above sea level.

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Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies at Coors Field
2001 Blake St. | 303.292.0200

Coors Field already had a reputation as one of the finest Major League Baseball parks in the country, but now there’s a spot for Colorado Rockies baseball fans off the upper right field deck to enjoy both the game, a beer, a burger and panoramic views of Denver. The Rooftop, a new 38,000-square-foot destination open to all ticketed guests, provides an urban garden setting to this stadium and an awesome place to share Monster Nachos with a group of friends. From select seats, you’ll have a great photo op, watching an inning as the sun sets over the Rocky Mountains.

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Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Cir. | 303.405.1100

Founded as the Denver Larks in 1967, the team was renamed the Denver Nuggets to refer to the 19th century mining boom in Colorado. Meanwhile, the Pepsi Center, home of the Nuggets, recently enhanced its in-arena, near-20,000 seat experience with the installation of a next-generation video scoreboard, the largest of its kind in the world. Shared jointly by the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, the Pepsi Center also features public artwork. Take in the Pepsi sphere in Toyota Camry Lot North, or discover a statue adorning the Grand Atrium showcasing hockey and basketball players in action.

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Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Cir. | 303.405.1100

The Colorado Avalanche — fondly known as the Avs — relocated to Denver from Quebec City in 1995. Its powerhouse starting lineup has always given way to solid NHL standings. In 1996 and 2001, two Stanley Cups were won at the Pepsi Center, which features nearly 20,000 seats and a next-generation video scoreboard, the largest of its kind in the world. Currently, at the helm is Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. A Colorado hockey legend (and the Avs former prolific goaltender), Roy returned to Denver to make his NHL coaching debut.

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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way, Commerce City | 303.727.3500

The Colorado Rapids were one of 10 founding teams in Major League Soccer and won the league’s 2010 championship. With a roster of players from the U.S., Jamaica, Uruguay, Cameroon, Spain, Austria and Panama, the team is fun to watch at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — especially when they put on a show against their main rival, Real Salt Lake in the Rocky Mountain Cup.

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Colorado Mammoth

Colorado Mammoth at Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Cir. | 303.405.1100

A National Lacrosse League poster child, the Colorado Mammoth won the NLL Championship in 2006 and continues to attract crowds from December to April. It shares the Pepsi Center with both the Denver Nuggets and the Denver Avalanche. But the folks there have it down to a science: It takes 12 people only 25 minutes to lay the lacrosse field. The Mammoth isn’t Denver’s only lacrosse fix. The Mile High City is also home to the Denver Outlaws.

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Denver Outlaws

Denver Outlaws at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
1701 Bryant St. | 720.258.3000

Take a jaunt from the Pepsi Center (where the Colorado Mammoth plays), to the Sports Authority Field, to find even more lacrosse action. The Denver Outlaws won their first Major League Lacrosse Championship in 2014, defeating the Rochester Rattlers. It was the Denver lacrosse team’s fifth appearance in the championship game.