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Ball Arena
Ball Arena logo
Denver Pepsi Center 1
Location: 1000 Chopper Circle
Denver, Colorado 80204
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Owner: Kroenke Sports Enterprises
Operator: Kroenke Sports Enterprises
Capacity: Basketball: 19,155
Hockey/Lacrosse: 18,007
Arena Football: 17,417
Concerts: 20,000+
Construction information
Broke ground: November 20, 1997
Opened: October 1, 1999
Construction: $187 million
Denver Nuggets (NBA) (1999-present)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL) (1999–present)
Colorado Mammoth (NLL) (2003–present)
Colorado Crush (AFL) (2003–2008)
Court floor design
Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets court logo

Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center, and also known as "The Can") is a multipurpose indoor arena in downtown Denver, Colorado. The arena currently hosts the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. As the Rocky Mountain west's premier sports and entertainment facility, hosting more than one million visitors and 230 events annually.

Ball Arena is located on the edge of downtown Denver in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) entertainment district. The 19,000-seat venue is home to the NBA's Denver Nuggets, NHL's Colorado Avalanche, NLL's Colorado Mammoth, and the AFL's Colorado Crush.

The arena and its staff have been awarded USA Today's "Most Fan Friendly" experience for two years in a row – ranking at the top of all.

The arena is also the region's primary concert venue having hosted the biggest names in music including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Janet Jackson, The Police, and many more.

From its opening through 2020, the naming rights to the arena were held by PepsiCo, under which it was known as Pepsi Center. On October 22, 2020, the naming rights were sold to Ball Corporation, a multinational packaging and aerospace products manufacturer based in nearby Broomfield as part of a global multi-year agreement with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), which also makes it the exclusive "sustainability partner" of the arena. As part of the agreement, all KSE-owned sports teams and venues will employ recyclable aluminum products provided by Ball to reduce plastic waste, with Ball Arena to transition to serving concessions in aluminum packaging by 2022.[1][2]


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