Ball Arena

indoor arena in Denver, Colorado, USA

Ball Arena is a sports arena in Denver, Colorado. The arena opened on October 1, 1999, and is the current home to the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Ball Corporation currently has naming rights for the arena. The arena currently seats 19,155 for basketball and 18,007 for hockey and lacrosse.

Ball Arena
The Can
Denver Pepsi Center 1.jpg
Former namesPepsi Center (1999–2020)
Location1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, Colorado 80204[1]
Coordinates39°44′55″N 105°0′27″W / 39.74861°N 105.00750°W / 39.74861; -105.00750Coordinates: 39°44′55″N 105°0′27″W / 39.74861°N 105.00750°W / 39.74861; -105.00750
Broke groundNovember 20, 1997[2]
OpenedOctober 1, 1999
OwnerKroenke Sports Enterprises
OperatorKroenke Sports Enterprises
Construction costC$187 million[3]
ArchitectHOK Sport[4]
Project ManagerICON Venue Group[5]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
Services engineerM-E Engineers, Inc.
General ContractorM.A. Mortenson Company
Capacity19,155 (Basketball)
18,007 (Hockey / Lacrosse)
17,417 (Arena Football)
20,000+ (Concerts)
21,000 (Special events)[6]
Field dimensions675,000 square feet (62,700 m2)
TenantsDenver Nuggets (NBA) (1999–present)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL) (1999–present)
Colorado Mammoth (NLL) (2003–present)
Colorado Crush (AFL) (2003–2008)

The arena had opened as Pepsi Center after PepsiCo bought the naming rights. The rights contract expired in 2020, and a new deal was signed with Ball Corporation, a company based in nearby Broomfield that makes packaging and aerospace products.[7]


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  2. "About Pepsi Center". Pepsi Center. Retrieved 2015-4-6. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "The 15 Most Expensive Arenas In The NBA". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-4-6. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. "Arenas: Pepsi Center". Populous. Retrieved 2015-4-6. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. "Pepsi Center". ICON Venue Group. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-4-6. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. "Arena Facts". Pepsi Center. Retrieved 2015-4-6. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. "After 21 years, Pepsi Center to be renamed Ball Arena as part of new partnership". The Denver Post. October 22, 2020. Retrieved October 22, 2020.

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