Pepsi Center

Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center Logo.svg
Denver Pepsi Center 1.jpg
Address1000 Chopper Circle
LocationDenver, Colorado
Coordinates39°44′55″N 105°0′27″W / 39°44′55″N 105°0′27″W / 39.74861; -105.00750
Public transitPepsi Center/Elitch Gardens
OwnerKroenke Sports & Entertainment
OperatorKroenke Sports & Entertainment
CapacityBasketball: 19,520 (2017–present)[1]
19,718 (2016–2017)[2]
19,155 (2006–2016)[3]
19,099 (1999–2006)
Hockey / Lacrosse: 18,007 (1999–2017)[3]
17,809 (2017–present)[4]
Arena Football: 17,417[3]
Concerts: 20,000+[3]
Special events: 21,000[3]
Field size975,000 square feet (90,600 m2)
SurfaceMulti-Surface
Construction
Broke groundNovember 20, 1997
OpenedOctober 1, 1999[10]
Construction costUS$187 million
($275 million in 2017 dollars[5])
ArchitectPopulous (then HOK Sport) [6]
Project managerICON Venue Group[7]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
Services engineerM-E Engineers, Inc.[8]
General contractorM.A. Mortenson Company[9]
Tenants
Denver Nuggets (NBA) (1999–present)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL) (1999–present)
Colorado Mammoth (NLL) (2003–present)
Colorado Crush (AFL) (2003–2008)
Website
www.pepsicenter.com

Pepsi Center is a multi-purpose arena located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The arena is home to 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). When not in use by one of Denver's sports teams, the building frequently serves as a concert venue.[10]

The arena is named for its chief corporate sponsor, PepsiCo.[11]

Construction

Pepsi Center was constructed as part of a large six-year sporting venue upgrade in Denver along with Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, and Broncos Stadium at Mile High (formerly Invesco Field at Mile High), home of the Denver Broncos. The complex was constructed to be readily accessible. The arena is situated at Speer Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in downtown Denver, and is served by 2 nearby exits off Interstate 25. A light rail station is on the western side of the complex.

Ground was broken for the arena on November 20, 1997, on the 4.6-acre (19,000 m2) site. Its completion in October 1999 was marked by a Celine Dion concert.[3] Also included in the complex are a basketball practice facility used by the Nuggets, and the Shock Top Lodge[12], a restaurant accessible from within and outside the Center itself. The atrium of the building houses a suspended sculpture depicting various hockey and basketball athletes in action poses.

Before the construction of Pepsi Center, the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche played in McNichols Sports Arena, a building that has since been torn down to serve as a parking lot for nearby Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Coincidentally, prior to the Avalanche relocating to Denver, the then-Quebec Nordiques played at another arena to which Pepsi owned naming rights: the Colisée Pepsi.

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