Denver, Colorado has over 300 days a year of sunshine, so it is an ideal city in which to enjoy being outdoors and attending sports events all year long. So whether you want to take your best iSUP out on the water, do a bit of hiking or take in some team sports, this is a great city to do it. And when it comes to pro sports, this is one of the best cities for fans.
There are four professional sports teams in Denver: the Denver Broncos for football, the Denver Nuggets, for basketball, the Colorado Rockies for baseball, and the Colorado Avalanche for Hockey.
The Denver Bronchos have been contenders in the National Football league for top honors year after year, and they have won 2 Superbowls, having played in seven. They have a long record of top performance, and the current team is no exception with Peyton Manning at quarterback.
The high expectations and the exceptional level of play that the Bronchos have exhibited in past years bode well for future success.
The Denver Nuggets have a long history in the ABA and the NBA of always offering exciting games in all of their seasons. Even though they have never won and NBA championship, they have offered their fans great entertainment with top of the league players.
Such stars early on as David Thompson out of North Carolina State, Marvin “The Eraser” Webster, and Dan Issel were early players that provided excitement and excellent play.
In the 80’s Alex English and Kiki Vandeweghe anchored teams that were very competitive. In the nineties Chris Jackson, Michael Adams and Dikembe Mutombo, LaPhonso Ellis just missed the playoffs in 1993. In later years Carmello Anthony and Allen Iverson, from a trade with Philadelphia provided high spirited games.
The Colorado Rockies are in the National League and are a team that was established there in Denver in 1993. They have reached the major league postseason play three times. The club has had two managers of the year awards, in Don Baylor in 1995 and Jim Tracy in 2009.
The Colorado Avalanche is the professional hockey team located in Denver and a member of the central division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.