Denver sports features seven professional teams that include the Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets, Rockies, and more. With games all year around, it's a must to add one of them to your itinerary during your stay.
The excitement watching our teams play is contagious and attending a game is a memorable experience. Read on for more information about each team, tips to find the best tickets, and more!
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We are very proud of our professional teams and the championships they've won.
The best part about the Denver sports teams is that they all play near downtown. This makes it easy to get to a game.
Below you will find a quick overview of the regular season for each team. Some have pre-season games and playoffs. Only the regular season games are included in the schedule below.
2015 Super Bowl Champions
3 Total Super Bowl Wins
August (Preseason), September to January (Regular Season)
The Denver Broncos football team is one of the best teams to watch during your stay. They are the pride of the city and the team loves their fans too. They have won three Super Bowl championships and are currently in the AFC West Division.
They play all of their games at Empower Field at Mile High. You can easily walk here from downtown or take public transit to the stadium. It's one of my favorite places to catch an NFL game.
Their preseason starts in August and the season lasts from September - January. Additional games will be added if they make it to the playoffs, which means you might even be able to catch a game up until late January or early February.
1 NL Pennant
April to October
I absolutely love baseball season. It's a great time of year to grab a hot dog, sit back, and cheer on the Colorado Rockies. Coors Field is a fun place to catch a game and I try to attend as many games as possible.
From April to September (or early October), the Rockies play host to many top teams such as the San Francisco Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are currently in the National League.
While you are in the stadium, make sure to look around for the purple row of seats. This row is exactly one mile high!
If you love baseball, then a game at Coors Field is a must during your visit!
2 Stanley Cups Championships
9 Division Championships
October to April
A Colorado Avalanche hockey game is another fun sport event. They are one of three Denver Sports teams that play in the Pepsi Center.
During the game, you will be taken on a thrilling adventure with high energy plays and a dedicated crowd. Their preseason starts in September with the regular season from October to April. If they make it to the playoffs, you might be able to catch a game through the end of May.
October to April
Our NBA team is the Denver Nuggets. Even though they have struggled through the years, it's always fun to catch a game at the Pepsi Center.
Tickets are fairly inexpensive for a professional team and they are easy to come by. The Pepsi Center is also easy to get to as it's just on the western side of the downtown area.
They also do quite a few fun promotions and the crowd really gets going during the games.
1 MLS Championship
May to October
The Colorado Rapids is one of the 10 charter clubs in the MLS that formed during the leagues very first season in 1995. They are strong contenders in the league with one championship in 2010.
The Rapids play in a suburb of Denver called Commerce City. It's just outside the city and is an easy 15 to 20 minute drive from downtown.
All games are played in Dick's Sporting Goods Park. These games are a perfect family outing or for anyone that loves the sport of soccer.
You will find them playing between May and October.
1 MLL Championship
May to July
The Denver Outlaws are one of two lacrosse teams here. This Denver sports team plays outdoor lacrosse.
The team started in 2006 and has been building a loyal following since. They have led the league in attendance to their home games since their very first season.
The reason for the crowds is that this team is on fire. In 2014, they won their first MLL Championship (the Steinfeld Cup). All of their games are at Mile High.
1 NLL Championship
January to April
The final Denver sports team on our list is the Colorado Mammoth. This indoor lacrosse team is part of the NLL (National Lacrosse League).
The team played their first season here in 2003. Their previous homes include Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington.
The Mammoth have definitely found a great home here in Denver. In 2008, they drew in a bigger average audience to the Pepsi Center than either the Nuggets or the Avalanche.
Their season runs from January to April. You might also catch them in a playoff game in May or early June.
If you want a unique and fun Denver sports experience, then check out our very own Colorado Mammoth.