Denver is home to six professional sports teams and countless personal sporting and recreation opportunities. Following the success of The Colorado Avalanche in 2022 winning the NHL Stanley Cup, The Denver Nuggets won their first NBA Final in 2023 led by Nikola Jokić. Denver was a proud host of rounds one and two of the 2023 NCAA March Madness tournament, the 2023 National Cycling League Cup Series, the USGA U.S. Amateur Championship, the 2023 USGAA Finals and more. In a 2024 roundup of the 13 best NHL Stadium Series showdowns of all time, ESPN ranked the Colorado Avalanche versus the Detroit Red Wings game at Coors Field in 2016 at #2, based on environment, hype, the game itself and the teams’ style.