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Pepsi Center Facts
   
Address:   1000 Chopper Place Denver, CO 80204
(Located near the intersection of Auraria Pkwy.
and Speer Blvd. on Chopper Place) 
Home of:   Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Denver Nuggets (NBA) 
Capacity:   18,009 (hockey)   19,007 (basketball) 
Cost:   $160 million (took 21 months to build) 
Designed by:   HOK Sports Facilities of Kansas City 
Grand Opening:   Oct. 1, 1999 (Celine Dion concert) 
Features:  
  • Two six-story atrium entryways with video walls
  • views of Central Platte Valley and Rocky Mountains
  • The Ridgeline (300-seat restaurant)
  • 95 luxury suites
  • 41 public restrooms
  • 17 concession stands 
  • First regular season
    Avalanche game:
     
    Oct. 13, 1999
    2-1 win over Boston 
    First goal:   Colorado's Milan Hejduk
    17:40 into second period 
    First assist:   Chris Drury, Joe Sakic on Hejduk's goal 
    First penalty:   Colorado's Adam Foote (holding stick)
    8:21 into first period 
     

     

       
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