If you’re a sports fan, The Mile High City is the place you want to be. Denver is home to no less than seven professional sports teams that thrill crowds year-round.
Basketball, baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, rugby – Denver’s got it all, with some of the world’s best athletes on the rosters. And in 2014, the city is hosting some exciting sporting events as well.
Can't-Miss 2014 Sporting Events
FIL World Lacrosse Championships
"The fastest sport on two feet" is coming to Denver in the summer of 2014, showcasing the world's greatest lacrosse players. The Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship brings the top men's lacrosse players from across the world to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for an action packed series of matches. The United States will defend its crown, having defeated Canada in the 2010 championship in Manchester, England. Whether you're a dyed-in-the-wool fan or new to the exciting sport of pro lacrosse, you don't want to miss the FIL World Championship.
Guinness International Champions Cup: Manchester United vs. AS Roma
Football will return to Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High early this year. Just not American football. Two of the world's best soccer teams will face off in Denver this summer as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Even if you don't have a favorite team, expect one of the most exciting matches you've ever seen.
USA Pro Challenge
The USA Pro Challenge is the most demanding bike race ever held on American soil, with racers experiencing breathless altitudes, day after day. The race is on the level of the Tour de France, bringing the high speeds, danger and adrenaline of professional biking to elevations over two miles high in some of the most picturesque terrain in the world - the Colorado Rocky Mountains. As with the previous three years, the grand finale will be in downtown Denver on August 24. See you at the finish line!
Rocky Mountain Showdown
Every year, University of Colorado Boulder takes on Colorado State in a fierce Centennial State football rivalry at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Whether you're a Buff, a Ram or just love the game, experience the passion and excitement of the Rocky Mountain Showdown every year - college football at its Mile High finest!
BMW World Championship
Some of the world's best golfers will come to the Cherry Hills Country Club for a week's worth of competition on a course designed by the famed William Flynn. If you're a golf fan, you won't want to miss the BMW World Championship!
Denver's Pro Sports Teams
The Colorado Rockies
Denver's beloved Major League Baseball team,
The Colorado Rockies play home games in the heart of downtown Denver at
Coors Field, which offers the nostalgic feel of a classic ballpark
mixed with state of the art technology. The season runs from April to
The Denver Broncos
The enormous Sports Authority Field at Mile High is where the NFL's Denver Broncos
call home. Here in Denver, being a Broncos fan isn't just a hobby -
it's a way of life. On game days, you'll see the city awash in the
team's trademark orange, blue and white colors. The team is still best
known for its league-dominating heyday with Hall of Fame quarterback
John Elway (who now owns two acclaimed Mile High City restaurants), but
its current roster is packed with talent, including a QB worthy of
Elway's legacy - Peyton Manning. The season runs from September to January.
The Denver Nuggets
The NBA's Denver Nuggets rule
the court at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver. With a roster that
includes big name veterans and exciting up-and-comers, the Nuggets are
truly one of The Mile High City's most exciting teams, year after year.
The season runs from October to June.
The Colorado Avalanche
The Pepsi Center is also the home of Denver's beloved hockey team, the Colorado Avalanche
- the "Avs" to fans. With a powerhouse starting lineup leading the way,
the team is solid presence in the NHL standings, and their home games
are always packed with Avs fans - some of the most devoted (and vocal!)
hockey aficionados in the U.S. The season runs from September to June.
The Colorado Rapids
Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids
have a new home - the sprawling, high-tech Dick's Sporting Goods Park,
which opened its doors in 2007. The Rapids are a force to be reckoned,
with an international roster, featuring players from Jamaica, England,
Africa, Japan and Argentina, not to mention some homegrown talent like
midfielder Colin Clark, a Colorado native. The season runs from March to
The Colorado Mammoth
Lacrosse may not be as popular a professional sport as those mentioned above - not yet at least. Thanks to the Colorado Mammoth,
lacrosse is gaining a fervent following in The Mile High City. The team
is part of the growing National Lacrosse League and plays home games at
the Pepsi Center, where they often attract crowds rivaling those of the
Nuggets and Avalanche. The Mammoth took home the league championship in
2006. The season runs from December to April.
The Denver Outlaws
Even more Major Leagues lacrosse thrills can be found at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, where the Denver Outlaws take on all comers May through August. The team is young, hungry, and provides a great introduction to this exciting sport.
2001 Blake St.
"Behind the Seams" tours of Coors Field are available Monday through Saturday during the season and then Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the off season and provide a behind-the-scenes look at one of the premier ballparks in Major League Baseball. All tours begin at Gate D (20th & Blake Street). Tours last 75-80 minutes and cover a distance of approximately one mile. All tours are accessible for guests with disabilities. Also, don't miss the Sandlot, a brewery in Coors Field that is open year-round.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St.
Come see the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, a free museum honoring Colorado sports legends. Open most Thurs.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also visit Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Tours begin each half hour and are 75 minutes in length. This is your chance to see the 'back of the house" where the Broncos play. Adults $9, children and seniors $7, and groups $6.
1000 Chopper Cir.
Come to Pepsi Center for an All Access VIP Tour! See where the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Mammoth call home, plus have backstage access to where the big names in music have performed. Learn about how the venue converts from hockey ice to basketball court and how it successfully hosts over 250 different events each year.
National Ballpark Museum
1940 Blake St., Ste. 101
Recognized as one of the finest baseball collections in the world. Highlights at the National Ballpark Museum include tribute to Colorado baseball history, seats from the classic ballparks, one-of-a-kind baseball artifacts, autographed jerseys, baseballs, uniforms and bats. Take a personalized tour led by Curator Bruce Hellerstein.