Denver, Colorado is a vibrant city, inhabitant by dynamic and energetic people who like nothing more than spending their time outdoors and practicing sports. The city is part of the select group of American cities which have professional sport teams in five major leagues. Denver is therefore a hot spot on the map of professional sport events, a place where fans can enjoy high quality competitions, no matter their preferences. The most notable sports teams in Denver are:
The Denver Broncos, activating in the Western Division of the NFL, is a two time Super Bowl winning American football team. The team reached the Super Bowl six times in total, and win in it 1997 and 1998. Pro Football Hall of Fame players Floyd Little, Gary Zimmerman and John Elway are the most representative players that activated at the Broncos. The quarterback John Elway, who was named the MVP of the Super Bowl XXIII, is an especially iconic figure, extremely popular among Colorado football fans. The Broncos play their home matches at INVESCO Field at Mile High, a venue which is renowned for the fact that sits at the relatively high altitude of one mile.
Denver also host the Denver Nuggets, a NBA francize, founded in 1967, under the name of Denver Rockets. Despite the fact that the Nuggets never won a league title, the team did win several division titles, most recently in 2010. Several important players also activated at the Denver Nuggets, the most representative among them being Dan Issel, Alex English or Carmelo Anthony. The Nuggets are known for their high scoring games and they hold the record of the highest number of point scored in a match. The team plays at the modern Pepsi Center venue.
Another team that plays its home games at Pepsi Center is the Colorado Avalanche hockey team. Part of the Western Conference of NHL, the team was formed after a Canadian francize relocated from Quebec to Denver in 1995. The team won two Stanley Cups, in 1996 and in 2001. It is the only team in the history of NHL to win a trophy in the year following relocation. The Avalanche boast with the record of having the longest sell-out streak for their home games, a streak that stretched for 478 games, over almost 11 years.
Baseball is also represented in Denver, Colorado by the Colorado Rockies, playing in the west division of the National League. The francize is relatively young, being established in 1991 after several failed attempts. The Colorado Rockies made it to the playoffs three times, in 1995, 2007, and 2009 and won the National League Pennant in 2007. The team plays at the Coors Field, opened in 1992, a 44,000 seating venue placed in the trendy LoDo district. The stadium has a reputation of being a high scoring arena, a fact owned to the dry air and low atmospheric pressure of the Mile High City.
Another professional team hosted by Denver is the Colorado Rapids soccer club. They are one of the premier teams of the Major League Soccer, as well as one the original 10 founding clubs of MLS. The club is well known for the fast paced game play and also for its defensive strength. Some of the best results of the Colorado Rapids include acceding twice to the final stage of the league cup.