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Pepsi Center
The Can
Denver Pepsi Center 1.jpg
Location 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, Colorado 80204
Coordinates 39°44′55″N 105°0′27″W / 39.74861°N 105.0075°W / 39.74861; -105.0075Coordinates: 39°44′55″N 105°0′27″W / 39.74861°N 105.0075°W / 39.74861; -105.0075
Broke ground November 20, 1997
Opened October 1, 1999
Owner Kroenke Sports Enterprises
Operator Kroenke Sports Enterprises
Surface Multi-Surface
Construction cost C$187 million
Architect HOK Sport
Project Manager ICON Venue Group
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.
General Contractor M.A. Mortenson Company
Capacity 19,155 (Basketball)
18,007 (Hockey / Lacrosse)
17,417 (Arena Football)
20,000+ (Concerts)
21,000 (Special events)
Field dimensions 675,000 square feet (62,700 m2)
Denver Nuggets (NBA) (1999–present)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL) (1999–present)
Colorado Mammoth (NLL) (2003–present)
Colorado Crush (AFL) (2003–2008)

The Pepsi Center 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). PepsiCo currently has naming rights for the arena. The arena currently seats 19,155 for basketball and 18,007 for hockey and lacrosse.

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