Located in Denver, CO, Pepsi Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is home to the Denver Nuggets basketball team and the Colorado Avalanche hockey team. A Celine Dion concert opened the arena in October 1999.
The center was built for $160 million. It is owned by Nuggets owner E. Stanley Kroenke and can hold between 18,000 fans for hockey and about 25,000 for concerts. Other teams that call Pepsi Center home are the Colorado Mammoth indoor lacrosse team and the Arena Football League Colorado Crush.
In May 2009, the center was at the heart of a controversy involving the Nuggets and World Wrestling Entertainment, when both were scheduled to perform in the arena on the same night. The WWE had previously scheduled an edition of its “Raw” telecast for the venue, and had sold more than 10,000 tickets when the Nuggets were suddenly scheduled to play Game Four of the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. The two organizations were still working on a resolution when this description was written.