Sports in Colorado
Professional sports teams 
Colorado is the least populous state with a franchise in each of the major professional sports leagues. The state is able to support the teams because it contains a large metropolitan area with a higher population than any other city within 550 miles (885 km). Therefore, many of the residents in the surrounding states support the teams in Denver, as shown by the reach of the Broncos' radio network.
|Denver Broncos||Denver||September 9, 1960||Football||National Football League|
|Denver Barbarians||Denver||Spring 1967||Rugby Union||Rugby Super League|
|Denver Nuggets||Denver||September 27, 1967||Basketball||National Basketball Association|
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||Colorado Springs||June 18, 1988||Baseball||Minor League Baseball (AAA)|
|Colorado Rockies||Denver||April 5, 1993||Baseball||Major League Baseball|
|Colorado Avalanche||Denver||October 6, 1995||Ice hockey||National Hockey League|
|Colorado Rapids||Commerce City||April 13, 1996||Soccer||Major League Soccer|
|Colorado Mammoth||Denver||January 3, 2003||Lacrosse||National Lacrosse League|
|Colorado Eagles||Loveland||October 17, 2003||Ice hockey||ECHL|
|Denver Outlaws||Denver||May 20, 2006||Lacrosse||Major League Lacrosse|
Former professional sports teams 
College athletics 
- "– Official Website Of The Denver Broncos". Denverbroncos.com. Retrieved 2010-07-30.