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Budweiser Events Center
BudweiserEventsCenter.jpg
Location 5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Broke ground August 26, 2002[1]
Opened September 20, 2003
Owner Larimer County
Operator Global Spectrum
Construction cost $28 million
($33.4 million in 2018 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]
Tenants Colorado Eagles (AHL) (2003–present)
Denver Dream (LFL) (2017–present)
Colorado Chill (NWBL) (2004–2006)
Colorado Crush (IFL) (2007–2017)
Colorado Lightning (PASL) (2008–2009)
Capacity 7,200 (concerts)
5,289 (ice hockey)

The Budweiser Events Center is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Loveland, Colorado, United States. 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 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 was also home to the Colorado Ice/Crush indoor football team from 2007 until 2017.

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

HistoryEdit

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 record for minor league professional hockey[citation needed] 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 had sold out 181 consecutive games total – every single game during their first 4½ years of operation.[citation needed]

Notable eventsEdit

The Colorado Eagles hosted the 2009 Central Hockey League 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.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Template:Music venues of Colorado

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