Denver Coliseum

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Denver Coliseum
Location 4600 Humboldt Street
Denver, Colorado 80216
Owner City and County of Denver[1]
Operator Division of Theatres and Arenas[1]
Capacity Concert: 10,500
Basketball: 9,340
Hockey: 8,140[1]
Field size 122,400 square feet
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground September 16, 1949[1]
Opened December 1951[1]
Construction cost $3 million[1]
Denver Cutthroats (CHL) (2012-2014)
National Western Stock Show
Denver Rockets (ABA) (1967-75)
Colorado Wildcats {PIFL} (1998)

Denver Coliseum is an indoor arena, owned by the City and County of Denver, operated by its Theatres and Arenas division and is located in Denver, Colorado. The arena holds 10,200 people and was built in 1951.

A wide variety of events are held throughout the year including: Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, The Denver March Pow Wow, the Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, Gem, and Jewelry Show, Christian events, cheerleading competitions, high school sports playoffs, motivational seminars, Mexican dances, roller derby, music concerts & other miscellaneous events. The arena played host to the Denver Cutthroats, a CHL team.

The coliseum is located in Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. It currently sits atop the stop where the Denver Pacific Railway broke ground on its Cheyenne line in 1868.

Opened in 1952, today the Denver Coliseum is home to the National Western Stock Show and hosts a multitude of other events including: rodeos, ice shows, motor shows, circuses, concerts, dances, exhibits and trade shows.


June Haver was the first, but over the years the Coliseum hosted many celebrities or soon-to-be celebrities in performance: Elvis Presley (twice), The Grateful Dead, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Lovin’ Spoonful, The Monkees, Cream, CSNY, Ike & Tina Turner, The Moody Blues, Santana, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Rammstein and many more. Recently the Coliseum completed an interior make-over to the concourse areas plus the construction of a new box office, new windows, doors and floors.

It was the host of WCW's Spring Stampede in 1998 and the Colorado Wildcats, of the PIFL. It also hosted the 's Denver Rockets.

The Coliseum also hosts rodeos during the annual National Western Stock Show.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Historic Denver Coliseum Venue Guide" (PDF). Denver Coliseum. 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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