About Pepsi Center
Privately owned and operated, groundbreaking for Pepsi Center took place November 20, 1997. Since opening October 1, 1999, with a sold-out performance by Celine Dion, Pepsi Center has hosted a wide variety of events including hockey and basketball games, musical acts, and family events.
Designed by HOK Sports Facilities Group of Kansas City, Pepsi Center occupies a 4.6-acre footprint in Denver’s central Platte Valley. With more than 675,000 square feet of building space, the five-level facility is a premier sports and entertainment destination. Home of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, and NLL’s Colorado Mammoth, Pepsi Center seats 19,099 for basketball games and 18,007 for hockey and lacrosse games. Depending on stage configuration, Pepsi Center seats up to 20,000 for concerts and other events. Pepsi Center features 89 luxury suites located on two levels and 1,900 club seats. Two Theatre Boxes at Pepsi Center deliver an exciting, new fan experience with first class amenities such as VIP parking, gourmet catering and access to the exclusive Club Level. (https://www.pepsicenter.com/)
Shows at the Venue
Wednesday night at Pepsi Center in Denver was a tale of two Illinois bands that were formed in 1967. Both Chicago and REO Speedwagon have extensive catalogs of songs. REO Speedwagon chose to play the hits, and Chicago decided to play their entire second album which was released in 1970.
From Champaign, IL, REO Speedwagon started up the night with Don’t Let Him Go and continued the Classic Rock ride with a slew of hits. Find the full set list in the slideshow. In between songs, lead singer Kevin Cronin explained that way back in the 70’s, he and his band would have one song that people would know and they’d have to save it for the end of the show. And that now, people know every song. Read more here.
Three things I know: Sully is the man, this is America,
and that was one helluva rock show at Pepsi Center
on Tuesday night.