Budweiser Events Center

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Budweiser Events Center
Location 5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Owner Larimer County
Operator Global Spectrum
Capacity 7,200 (concerts)
5,289 (ice hockey)
Broke ground August 26, 2002[1]
Opened September 20, 2003
Construction cost $28 million
($36.5 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect PBK Architects Inc.[3]
Bullock Smith & Partners[4]
Kenney & Associates Inc.[4]
Structural engineer KL&A, Inc.[4]
Services engineer US Engineering Co.[3]
General contractor Neenan Construction Co.[3]
Colorado Eagles (ECHL) (2003–present)
Colorado Crush (IFL) (2007–present)
Denver Dream (LFL) (2017–present)
Colorado Chill (NWBL) (2004–2006)
Colorado Lightning (PASL) (2008–2009)

The Budweiser Events Center is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Loveland, Colorado (USA). The Arena is located on The Ranch (Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex) and is owned by Larimer County, Colorado and managed by Global Spectrum, L.P., and tickets are handled by ComcastTIX.

It is home to the Colorado Eagles ice hockey team, the Colorado Crush indoor football team, the Denver Dream women's football team and the former home of the Colorado Lightning indoor soccer team and the Colorado Chill women's basketball team.

It contains 777 club seats and 24 luxury suites.[3]


Construction was completed and doors opened for the first event on September 20, 2003 with a sold-out exhibition hockey game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Florida Panthers.

The Colorado Eagles established a new standard for minor league professional hockey with their 145th consecutive regular season sellout, set on January 12, 2008 in a victory vs. rival Rocky Mountain Rage.

Including playoff games, the Eagles have sold out 181 consecutive games total – every single game in their 4½ years of operation.

Notable Events[edit]

The Colorado Eagles hosted the 2009 CHL All-Star Game at the Budweiser Events Center.

The Events Center has played host to: musicians Widespread Panic, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Yes, and ZZ Top; comedians Bill Cosby, Ron White, Carlos Mencia, Gabriel Iglesias & Larry the Cable Guy; as well as Cirque Du Soleil, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, The Wiggles, Sesame Street Live, and The Harlem Globetrotters.


  1. ^ Rebchook, John (August 27, 2002). "Work Begins on Larimer Fairgrounds, Events Complex". Rocky Mountain News. Denver. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d Loveland Colo Gets Arena That It Has Been Dying For
  4. ^ a b c KL&A Public Projects Archived April 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Colorado Eagles

2003 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Colorado Crush

2006 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Colorado Lightning

2008 – 2009
Succeeded by

Coordinates: 40°26′38″N 104°59′22″W / 40.44389°N 104.98944°W / 40.44389; -104.98944