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! 

Be part of the action as the University of Colorado Buffaloes take on in-state rivals the Colorado State University Rams at the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017! Pregame events feature music, entertainment, games, marching bands, cheerleaders and plenty of giveaways for CU and CSU fans. The game will be held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.


The Rocky Mountain Showdown: a college football rivalry that stretches back 120 years! The first “showdown” between the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams took place all the way back in February of 1893. Yes, football existed then.

The event was discontinued for a quarter century from 1958 to 1983, but it’s been back and stronger than ever as an eagerly anticipated annual event since. Starting in 1998, the game has usually been played in the home of the Denver Broncos, Sports Authority Field at Mile High — neutral ground for both teams, and a spot with the capacity big enough to accommodate both teams’ devoted fans. Nearly 70,000 fans filled the stadium for last year's rumble!


Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado State University

Sports Authority Field At Mile High