The author, Laura Falin posing for a photo outside Empower Field at Mile High, one of the stadiums in Colorado

11 Stadiums in Colorado (Best Spots in 2023, By a Local)

I’m a Colorado local with insights into the best stadiums in Colorado for a variety of sports and events! 

Find out the top places to watch professional, college, and high school sports for every interest. I cover where you can see the Denver Broncos football team — as well as real-life bucking broncos! This guide also overviews stadiums’ concerts and festivals, some of which are the best things to do in Colorado

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11 Stadiums in Colorado

Empower Field at Mile High

Colorado’s largest stadium hosts Denver Broncos football games and big-ticket concerts in the Mile High City.  

People going in the Empower Field at Mile High
Empower Field on game day

📍 Denver (Google Maps) | Website | Stadium Parking: from $20 | 👉 Book Denver Broncos Tickets on Viator

Visiting Empower Field is one of the best things to do in Denver! Cheer on the Denver Broncos professional football team or get a behind-the-scenes stadium tour. World-famous performers like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran have also held concerts at this venue. 

Parking is very limited at Empower Field. Consider parking off-site or getting around Denver via the light rail or scooter rentals. Empower Field allows guests to bring a clear bag or a small purse into the stadium.

📚 Related Reading: 11 Places Denver Broncos Players Vacation (And You Can Too)

Coors Field

The home of the Colorado Rockies offers affordable baseball game tickets and skyline views in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood. 

The author, Laura Falin outside the Coors Field in Colorado
Me in front of Coors Field

📍 Denver (Google Maps) | Website | Stadium Parking: $18 – $23 | 👉 Book Colorado Rockies Tickets on Viator

Visiting Denver on a budget? Rockies games at Coors Field are affordable, great for families, and make for one of the best date ideas! Restaurants and bars surround the venue, though the concessions are top-notch. Be sure to try the green chile cheese fries, which pair perfectly with an ice-cold Coors! 

Ball Arena

Cheer on the champion Denver Nuggets basketball team, or visit this Denver stadium for other professional sports and events.

The author, Laura Falin with the statue of Rocky the Mountain Lion outside Ball Arena
Checking out the statue of Rocky the Mountain Lion, the Nuggets’ mascot!

📍 Denver (Google Maps) | Website | Stadium Parking: from $25 | 👉 Book Avalanche or Nuggets Tickets on Viator

Ball Arena, formerly the Pepsi Center, is where the Denver Nuggets basketball team plays and one of the larger stadiums in Denver. It’s also home to the Colorado Avalanche hockey team and the Colorado Mammoth major league lacrosse team. It’s a popular Denver venue for concerts, as well as events like the circus and Disney on Ice.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

This Commerce City stadium hosts the Colorado Rapids, Denver’s pro soccer team, as well as famed performers like Phish. 

View of the entrance to Gate E at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
The home of the Colorado Rapids is northeast of Denver

📍 Commerce City (Google Maps) | Website | Stadium Parking: from $20

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park holds up to 18,000 fans during Colorado Rapids soccer games. It seats as many as 27,00 people during concerts, like the annual Phish tour. The stadium has concessions and parking is included for all Rapids games and soccer tournaments. There may be a charge for other events.

National Western Complex

See rodeos during the National Western Stock Show, and attend other engaging events at this Denver arena.   

View inside the National Western Complex during National Western Stock Show
An event during the National Western Stock Show (photo: photo-denver / Shutterstock)

📍 Denver (Google Maps) | Website | Complex Parking: from $15

The National Western Complex is best known for hosting the National Western Stock Show every January. The stadium is bustling with rodeos, mutton bustin’, and other events during the show. Other rodeos, sporting events, and tradeshows are held in the stadium throughout the year.

Folsom Field

Watch a CU Buffs college football game or attend a festival, concert, or other fun event at this Boulder stadium.   

View of the Folsom Field in Colorado
CU Boulder’s football stadium (photo: Red Herring / Shutterstock) 

📍 Boulder (Google Maps) | Website | Campus Parking: from $20 

Checking out the University of Colorado Boulder campus is one of the best things to do in Boulder. Add on a CU Buffs football game at Folsom Field for even more fun! 

This Boulder stadium is also an event space which hosts festivals, concerts, and more. My favorite Folsom Field memory is running into the stadium, which is the endpoint for Bolder Boulder — one of the largest 10K races in the world! 

Dutch Clark Stadium

The largest high school stadium in Colorado which hosts the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi. 

📍 Pueblo (Google Maps) | Website

Dutch Clark Stadium has more than 15,000 seats, and all of them are sold out for the Bell Game each fall. The football game between Pueblo Central and Pueblo Centennial has been going on since 1892. Dutch Clark Stadium is an underground bowl rather than raised, making it a unique Colorado stadium. 

Falcon Stadium

The Air Force Academy stadium draws college football fans to the Colorado Springs foothills.

View of the field at the Falcon Stadium
A scenic venue for fall Academy football games (photo: Guy William / Shutterstock)

📍 Colorado Springs (Google Maps) | Website 

There’s lots to see at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The chapel and the visitor center are both interesting stops, as is Falcon Stadium. It hosts Air Force college football games, plus events like the high school state marching band finals. 

CU Events Center

Watch college basketball or enjoy a concert at this CU Boulder complex. 

📍 Boulder (Google Maps) | Website 

The University of Colorado Boulder basketball teams play at the CU Events Center. The venue has also hosted concerts and performers like Bob Dylan, U2, and Stevie Wonder. President Barack Obama also spoke there during a campaign event. Parking for the CU Events Center is free for basketball games, although there may be a fee for concerts. 

Canvas Stadium

A venue for Colorado State University Fort Collins football games and other events. 

The Canvas Stadium in Colorado from the outside
The exterior of Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins (photo: University of College / Shutterstock)

📍 Fort Collins (Google Maps) | Website | Stadium Parking: $30 – $50

Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins is the home of the CSU Rams college football team. I highly recommend purchasing a special ticket to access the New Belgium Porch in the north end zone. It has two premium bars and a drink rail, and is one of the best vantage points to watch the games! 

Pikes Peak International Raceway

Amateur racers can zoom around the same track the pros used to use at this stadium between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. 

Aerial view of the Pikes Peak International Raceway
Feel the need for speed at Pikes Peak (photo: Felix Mizioznikov / Shutterstock)

📍 Fountain (Google Maps) | Website

Pikes Peak International Raceway used to host racing legends like Michael Waltrip and Tony Stewart. The track no longer has NASCAR events, but it has many amateur races — you can even get out there and drive yourself! The track hosts drag racing, car shows, driving clinics, and much more. Get out of the stands and into a car!

FAQs About Colorado Stadiums 

Clear blue sky over the Empower Field at Mile High
Empower Field is Colorado’s largest stadium

What is the biggest stadium in Colorado?

Empower Field at Mile High is the biggest stadium in Colorado. The stadium can hold up to 76,125 people during Denver Broncos football games and up to 84,000 people for concerts. 

What is the largest stadium in Denver?

Empower Field at Mile High is the largest stadium in Denver. It encompasses 1.8 million square feet and seats up to 84,000 people. Empower Field is one mile above sea level, giving the Denver Broncos one of the best home-field advantages in the National Football League. 

What is the largest high school stadium in Colorado?

Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo is the largest high school stadium in Colorado. The stadium has more than 15,000 seats which sell out during Pueblo Central and Pueblo Centennial rival games. 


Hopefully, this has given you insights into stadiums in Colorado. I hope you have a blast at these sporting events and Colorado festivals

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