Fabulous facilities. Fanatical fans.
Metro Denver is truly a “sports“ city—with the fans and facilities to prove it. In the past 17 years, four new venues have been constructed for the region's seven major sports franchises. More than six million fans attend sporting events in Metro Denver each year.
Metro Denver has the nation's newest sports venues
- Sports Authority Field at Mile High ($364 million, opened 2001) - home to the two-time world champion Denver Broncos (NFL) and Denver Outlaws (MLL).
- Coors Field ($215 million, opened 1995) - home to the Colorado Rockies (MLB), 2007 National League Champions.
- Pepsi Center ($180 million, opened 1999) - home to the Denver Nuggets (NBA), two-time Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and the Colorado Mammoth (NLL).
- Dick's Sporting Goods Park ($131 million, opened 2007) - home to the 2010 Major League Soccer champion Colorado Rapids (MLS). Located in Commerce City, the Park opened in 2007, and with an 18,000-seat arena and 24 full-size soccer fields, is the world's largest soccer complex.
Rugby is also growing in popularity in the region. In fact, the Village of Glendale is home to the nation's first municipal rugby stadium at Infinity Park.
Recognizing that sporting events are a major economic engine, the Metro Denver Sports Commission was formed in 1991 to attract the world's top sporting events to Metro Denver.