Pepsi Center is named for its chief corporate sponsor, PepsiCo. The building is home to the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association, the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. The arena also serves as a concert venue.
Ground breaking for the arena took place on November 20, 1997, at the 4.6-acre (19,000 m2) site. Its completion in October 1999 was marked by a Celine Dion concert.
This was constructed as part of a large six-year sporting venue upgrade in Denver along with Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, and Sports Authority Field (formerly Invesco Field), home of the Denver Broncos.
The arena hosted the NCAA Men’s ice hockey Frozen Four tournament on April 10 and April 12, 2008. It also hosted games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2004, 2008 and 2011. Including 2001 NHL All-Star Game, the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, and the 2005 NBA All-Star Game. From 2004–2006, the center hosted the Mountain West Conference men’s basketball tournament.
“My husband took me to a Nuggets Vs Thunder game here and absolutely love the stadium! It’s very spacious, clean, and the seats are comfortable Ideal location.” -Sandra F.
“NHL – Avs vs Bruins (1/22/2011)
NLL – Colorado Mammoth vs Philly Wings (1/22/2011)
This games were awesome and the venue was great like always! I cannot believe that they changed from an ice rink to a turfed arena in 3 hours. WOW!!!” -Greg H.