Ball Arena (Colorado Avalanche Stadium)

Ball Arena, which until 2020 was the Pepsi Center, is located in Denver, Colorado and is the home of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, members of the league’s Western Conference Central Division.  The arena opened in 1999 and cost $187 million to build. The Avalanche were originally founded in 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques and in 1994 moved to Denver and took on their current name.  

How many seats are in Ball Arena

The Pepsi Center, or Ball Arena, has a capacity of 18,000. This includes multiple levels of seating and luxury suites encircling the venue. 

Directions – How to get to Ball Arena

The Ball Arena is located at 1000 Chopper Circle in downtown Denver and can be reached traveling either north or south (exits 212B and 210B, respectively) on I-25.  You can also reach the arena via public transportation on theC, E, and W lines to Ball Arena-Elitch Gardens station. 

Where to Park near Ball Arena

There are 10 parking lots surrounding Ball Arena, all named for Toyota brand vehicles, who sponsors the parking areas (i.e. Rav4). Fans who drive to the game and use a debit or credit card to pay save $5 on parking the day of the event. 

SAVE UP TO 10% OFF PARKING NEAR THE BALL ARENA

Other Ball Arena FAQs

Where are the Colorado Avalanche located?

The Colorado Avalanche play their home games at theBall Arena (previously the Pepsi Center), which is located at 1000 Chopper Circle in downtown  Denver, Colorado.  The arena is easy to access and is served by two exits off of nearby Interstate 25. 

When did Pepsi Center change to Ball Arena?

The Pepsi Center opened in 1999 and until 2020, the naming rights to the arena were owned by PepsiCo. On October 22, 2020, the naming rights were sold to the Ball Corporation.

How much did BALL pay for Pepsi Center?

Kroenke Sports and Entertainment purchased the Pepsi Center as part of a far-reaching deal that includes several major sports venues, in the U.S. and Europe, where Kroenke intends to employ and promote reusable aluminum cups to replace the single-use plastic used at most arenas and stadiums.  The naming rights alone are said to be worth $7 to $9 million a year. 

What is the Ball Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

Ball Arena, formerly the Pepsi Center, has published the following guidelines on their website and are current as of October 1st, 2021.  Please be sure to check venue and government regulations before attending an event:

a. All guests age 2 years and older must wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while at Ball Arena except when actively eating or drinking in their ticketed seats. This includes wearing a mask in our parking lots, on the plaza outside the arena, on the concourse in the arena, and while seated.
b. The following are not acceptable face coverings
i. Neck gaiters
ii. Face masks with vents
iii. Bandanas.
c. Face shields may not be worn in place of a face mask, though may be worn in addition to a face mask.
d. Guests may temporarily remove their masks when actively eating or drinking in their ticketed seats. This is the only time guests are permitted to remove their masks while on Ball Arena property.
e. Guests who are unable to wear an approved mask are not permitted to enter Ball Arena at this time.
f. Guests who fail to comply with the mask requirement may be removed from Ball Arena.

How much is a Colorado Avalanche hockey ticket?

Seating at Ball Arena/the Pepsi Center is divided into three main groups with two levels of suites between these sections.  For a regular season game in mid-October, as an example, fans can sit in the uppers, or 300 section for less than $50.  Center ice in the 100 section can exceed $200 per seat.  As tickets are sold both on the primary and secondary markets, prices vary and day of tickets can sometimes be purchased for less than $20. 

What hockey teams play at the Ball Arena?

The Colorado Avalanche of the NHL play their home games at the Pepsi Center, recently renamed Ball Arena. 

Who owns the Pepsi Center?

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment owns the Pepsi Center, now named Ball Arena, and is an American sports and entertainment company.


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