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Pepsi Center
Denver, CO

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Opened: October 1, 1999
Capacity: 18,007  seats
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Pepsi Center
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1000 Chopper Circle
Denver, CO 80204

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The Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado features one of the most highly respected teams in the NHL. The Colorado Avalanche are considered to be one of the premier franchises in all professional sports, and the venue that they play in only speaks to the high quality of entertainment that the Avalanche provides its patrons on a nightly basis. The Pepsi Center has become a landmark arena in sports, as it also doubles as the home court for the NBA's Denver Nuggets. As the Colorado Avalanche continue to build upon their winning dynasty, the Pepsi Center also is quickly becoming a favorite amongst interested visitors.

The intricate highway system that surrounds Pepsi Center makes it very easy to quickly hop off of I-25 and get into a parking space without much in the way of long lines of traffic. There are many Frozen Pond Pilgrimage - Pepsi Centerdifferent lots on site, which cater to specific ticket holders as well as the general public. Do not be concerned about having to park offsite because there are plenty of parking spaces for everyone to grab. This is one of the nicest aspects of Pepsi Center - everyone's vehicle is spread out around the exterior of the arena, which makes it very simple to get back on the highway once the game is over. The C Line and E Line of the Regional Transportation District rail system will take you right up to Pepsi Center, providing you with another simple way to reach your ultimate destination.

Once you have entered the expansive concourse of Pepsi Center, you will see many different exhibits and displays that chronicle the Colorado Avalanche's rise to prominence in the National Hockey League. If you are hungry, there are a number of different concession stand-type outlets that carry some of the best ballpark delights that you will be able to find in any arena around the entire league. Don't worry about that being your only option, though, as the Blue Sky Grill is the perfect restaurant and bar combination that offers you a full line of your favorite dishes at a more-than-fair price. The Blue Sky Grill is one of the highlights of the entire Pepsi Center experience, as there is plenty of atmosphere and ambiance to satisfy even the staunchest critics.

Pepsi Center - Colorado Avalanche - Hans SteinigerSteuben's is a great place to find terrific American food at exceptional prices. You will have little trouble finding something that fits your fancy from the expansive lineup of choices that Steuben's offers. This 17th Avenue location is the perfect spot for a great post-game American meal. Its proximity to Pepsi Center is one of its best attributes, and you will be amazed at how delicious the dishes are. Wynkoop Brewing Company is another fantastic option for those who are looking for some good old-fashioned pub food in a lively, exciting atmosphere. After the Avalanche game is over, there is no better place to enjoy some great adult beverages and American treats than Wynkoop Brewing Company. There are few places in the city of Denver that rival what you receive from Wynkoop.

Coyote Ugly Saloon is a great place to have a good time and party while also having the opportunity to see all of the other sports action from around the world. Coyote Ugly has become world-famous for their bars' atmosphere, and this Denver incarnation is no different. Make sure that you bring your thirst with you, as the bartenders like to keep the drinks coming all night long. On 20th St., Giggling Grizzly is another Denver hot spot that will certainly appeal to those who like to have a good time and party. Giggling Grizzly is located right near another Denver sports location, Coors Field, so it is easy to find your way to and from Pepsi Center when you are looking for the perfect end to your night.

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium - Frozen Pond PilgrimageThe Colorado Sports Hall of Fame is a good place to start your journey through the points of interest that the city of Denver offers. There are many exhibits honoring sports greats throughout the state of Colorado, and you will have an awesome time reliving some of the top sports moments in history. Close to major attractions, Larimer Square in downtown Colorado is one of those special locales that offers a mixture of shopping and dining options that is sure to give you a wonderful opportunity to experience everything that the city of Denver has to offer. Larimer Square is a simple walk across the street from the Pepsi Center, so it is the perfect option for someone looking to stay close to the arena.

The city of Denver has evolved into a sports mecca, and Pepsi Center is at the nucleus of this great rise to prominence. With one of the most exciting franchises in the NHL calling it home, Pepsi Center continues to reinvent itself year after year. So, make sure that you make it down for a Colorado Avalanche game, as you won't be disappointed in the least bit with the experience that Pepsi Center offers you.

city of Denver local information

Top Tourist Attractions:
Pike's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Forest
Garden of the gods
Denver Mint,  Big Blue Bear 
Take a Tour of the Coors Brewery

Local Foods:
Rocky Mountain Oysters

What They're Drinkin':
Fat Tire, Coors, All types of locally brewed microbrews.

Fan Resources:
Pocket Map of Denver
RTD Light Rail System Map
Arena Policy
Arena Parking Map

Local Sports Media:
The Denver Post
Popular Bar Districts:
LoDo District - (Giggling Grizzly, LoDo's, Red Square,
     The Wine Loft)
The Corner Office, 9th Door, Walnut Room

Best Restaurants:
The Fort (Buffalo,Elk,Quail- typically western pioneer cuisine) Falling Rock Tap House
LODO's Bar and Grill
Steubens (Local Restaurant- try the green-chile cheesburger)

Where To Stay:
Downtown Denver is where you want to stay. With the stadium close by and the nightlife all around you, I would suggest Sheraton Downtown or the Hyatt. The Red Lion Hotel or the Days Inn are also good options.

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