Fans get to return to Nuggets and Avalanche games beginning April 2

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Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 9:34 AM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV) - Great news for Denver sports fans!

In just two weeks, Ball Arena (formerly the Pepsi Center) will be allowing fans back at Nuggets and Avalanche games.

The number is in line with both NBA and NHL capacity guidelines, which is 22 percent of the venue’s total capacity.

“We are thrilled to welcome Avalanche and Nuggets fans to the newly-named Ball Arena for the first time,” said Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) Chairman and Owner Stan Kroenke in a statement on the Ball Arena website. “We are grateful to local, state and national health authorities who collaborated with us to get to this point. We also would like to thank our partners at the NHL and NBA, who have worked tirelessly to ensure a safe return for our fans. This is a major first step in our quest to have a fully packed arena again with some of the greatest fans in sports.”

KSE -- which owns the Nuggets, Avalanche, Rapids and Mammoth -- says it has been working closely with federal, state and local health officials to make the experience as safe as possible for fans.

“The health, safety and wellness of our fans, staff, athletes and frontline workers remain the most critical priorities for our organization,” Kroenke said. “We will continue to work with health authorities and the leadership at the NBA and NHL to safely monitor ongoing public health matters. We’ll be prepared to adapt accordingly to their ongoing recommendations.”

KSE describes the ticket process as followed:

“First access to tickets will be given to Avalanche and Nuggets ticket plan holders and partners through a series of presales. A very limited number of seats will be available to the general public. Ticket sales information for games with fans starting on April 2 will be sent to ticket plan holders through email in the coming days. This information will also be updated on and”

To honor the work of those on the front lines of the pandemic in the last year, the arena is giving frontline staff, health care workers and first responders a chance to see a game live before ticketed fans. The Nuggets game on March 30 and Avalanche game on March 31 have been set aside exclusively for those workers!

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