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Pepsi Center - Denver Tickets

The Pepsi Center is Denver, Colorado's multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena. This venue has been used for many major events. It provides live NHL action with Colorado Avalance tickets and high flying NBA action by way of Denver Nuggets tickets. The venue also plays host to the National Lacrosse League's Colorado Mammoth.With breathtaking views of the Rockies in the distance, and various hockey and basketball players depicted on a suspended sculpture, the Pepsi Center is truly a sight to behold. This venue first opened in 1999 with a Celine Dion concert, and since then it has been continually upgraded, resulting in the top of the line facility that we have today. This venue took roughly 21 months to build, and it cost a staggering $180 million, which came from private funds.

All throughout the year, people flock to the Pepsi Center to get a taste of its wonderful facilities while enjoying the work of their favorite sports or music personalities. In the coming few weeks, the Center will host a series of basketball games between fan favorites, such as Denver Nuggets and the Sacramento Kings, Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars and the Washington Wizards against the Denver Nuggets. Upcoming musical events will see major artists like Charli XCX and Bruno Mars come to town and you wouldn’t want to miss it. Grab your Pepsi Center tickets at the earliest!

Pepsi Center Events

With 18,007 seats, The Pepsi Center is certainly thriving – hosting over 200 events in a year. The expert staff there is capable of transforming the venue quickly from a sports arena to a rock concert venue in a matter of hours. For this reason, the Pepsi Center has hosted a wide range of major events including everything from raucous professional wrestling to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Versatility is an important quality for a sports and entertainment complex to have, and the Pepsi Center has it in spades. Let’s take a look at some of the events the venue has hosted:

  • The International Convention and Contests of the Barbershop Harmony Society were held at the Pepsi Center in early July, 2007. This men’s singing organization promotes and preservers the art of barbershop music.
  • The 2008 Democratic National Convention was one of the biggest and most prestigious events hosted at the center. In preparation of this event, the center underwent a massive transformation that saw the installation of a lot of new equipment. The backup generator installed for this Convention was enough to power the entire city of Pueblo, Colorado.
  • UFC 135 and UFC 150, the mixed martial arts events took place on 24th September, 2011 and 11th August, 2012, respectively.

Sports and Music at the Pepsi Center

In addition to general events, conferences and competitions, the Pepsi Center hosts a wide variety of sports and music events all throughout the year.

This arena is best known for hosting sporting events, like the 2001 NHL All-Star Game, the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, and the 2005 NBA All-Star Game. In its relatively short lifespan, this amazing arena has already seen some timeless sports moments. This versatile arena is also a must-play venue for the biggest names in the music industry. Denver residents know that the best major concerts in the world will almost undoubtedly be playing at the Pepsi Center.

Quick Facts about the Arena

  • The arena has 5 levels in total.
  • Seating for basketball is 19,155; Hockey is 18,007; Arena Football is 17,417; Lacrosse is 18,007; Concerts is 20,000 depending on the configuration of the stage and for special events, the seating goes up to 21,000.
  • There is a sculpture in the Grand Atrium that weighs around 2,000 pounds and cost a total of $75,000. It looks majestic.
  • The venue has various levels of seating – the Main Concourse Level, the Upper Concourse Level and the Suites.
  • Pepsi Center is also in strict compliance with the Federal Government’s ADA Act and has created a designated space of 298 wheelchair accessible locations, along with companion seats.
  • Pepsi Center is the home ground for the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Mammoth.
  • The Center is a complete entertainment unit with multiple restaurants. These include the Breckenridge Brewering Mountain House, the Land Rover Denver Club and the Peak Pub House.

Details about the Arena


Total Area


Opening Date

Structural Engineer


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

975,000 Square Feet

Different for different events

1st October, 1999

Thornton Tomasetti



Getting There and Getting In

For those of you travelling to the Center for the first time, here are some basic directions on how to get there and get in. Parking & Directions The Pepsi Center is conveniently located in downtown Denver, at 1000 Chopper Circle. Guests who are coming from the north can take I-25 to the Speer Boulevard exit. Turn left on Speer Boulevard, and then take a right at the second stop light on Chopper Circle. Those who are arriving from the south can take I-25 north to the Auraria Parkway exit. Next, travel Auraria Parkway to 7th St, and then take a left. From downtown Denver, simply take Speer Boulevard to Auraria Parkway and then go west, until 7th St, and then take a right.

There are quite a few parking options for guests who are driving their own vehicle. Be sure to leave early in order to ensure that you find an available spot. For major events, traffic can get quite congested, and parking spots fill up fast. Some guests prefer to park in downtown Denver, away from the venue. There is a light rail system and a bus line that can bring visitors from their location to the venue. This can be a very effective way to minimize lost time. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic should be expected and planned for.

Pepsi Center Concert Tickets

In the coming months, the center is booked for several sports and entertainment events. Bruno Mars will be coming to town after Halsey, PartyNextDoor and Charli XCX. You ought to get your Pepsi Center Concert tickets if you want to enjoy these amazing artists as they perform live. For sports events, Pepsi Center tickets are also available and selling out fast. So, grab yours as early as possible!

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