- Address: 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 19,000
- Opened: 1 October 1999
- Main use: Basketball, box lacrosse, ice hockey
- Tenants: Colorado Avalanche (ice hockey), Colorado Mammoth (box lacrosse), Denver Nuggets (basketball)
Extra stadium info – Ball Arena
The indoor venue opened as the Pepsi Center. It became the Ball Arena, named after the Ball Corporation, in 2020. The construction of the arena started in 1997 and its construction costs were $187 million. It became a venue for several events, like basketball, box lacrosse, concerts, ice hockey, mixed martial arts and wrestling. The Ball Arena is the home of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League and the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
The Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche ice hockey club was founded in 1972. In 1996, they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history after beating the Florida Panthers. The Avalanche and the Panthers both played their first-ever Stanley Cup game in 1996. The Colorado Avalanche drew an average home attendance of 16,000 in that NHL season. They won their second Stanley Cup title after defeating the New Jersey Devils in 2001.
The Colorado Mammoth
The box lacrosse club named Colorado Mammoth was founded in 2003. They were crowned National Lacrosse League champions in 2006 for the first time in their history. The Colorado Mammoth drew an average home attendance of 12,000 in that league season. They won the National Lacrosse League for the first time in their history after beating the Buffalo Bandits from New York. The Bandits won the National Lacrosse League three times before they faced the Colorado Mammoth in the final in 2006.
The Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets basketball club was founded in 1967 under a different name. They have been known as the Denver Nuggets since 1974. It became the first basketball club from Colorado with 1 million followers on its main social media page. The Denver Nuggets, formerly known as the Denver Rockets, used several indoor venues for home games before they moved to the Ball Arena in 1999.
The Nuggets in the 2020s
The Denver Nuggets played their first match in the championship series of the National Basketball Association on 1 June 2023. Aaron Addison Gordon, Bruce Brown, Christian Nicholas Braun, Jamal Murray, Jeffrey Lynn Green, Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope, Michael Lamar Porter and Nikola Jokić all played for the Nuggets in that match. In 2023, the Denver Nuggets were crowned NBA champions for the first time in their history after beating the Miami Heat from Florida. The Nuggets drew an average home attendance of 19,000 in that National Basketball Association season.
Bol Manute Bol
Bol Manute Bol began his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets. He was born in the Sudanese city of Khartoum in 1999. Bol Manute Bol became the first basketball player from Sudan with 1 million followers on his main social media page. He became one of the tallest players in NBA history when he played his first NBA match. In 2022, Bol Manute Bol left the Denver Nuggets for the Orlando Magic from Florida.