Previously known as Pepsi Center, Ball Arena is home to the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. Located at 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver, Colorado, Ball Arena is a popular and busy venue. You can catch an NBA or NHL game through April, or attend one of the many popular events like concerts that are held in the arena year round.

When you’re ready for a big night out, the last thing you want to worry about is parking. To make things easier, we’ve compiled this ultimate guide to parking at Ball Arena. Read on for tips and tricks about how to find cheap, convenient parking, and much more.

Official Ball Arena Parking

Ball Arena offers a number of official Toyota parking lots. Pricing will vary depending on the event, and some lots and events will require a special parking permit. To make things easy, we’ve compiled a handy chart below.


Lot Avalanche Game Nuggets Game Mammoth Game Other Events
4Runner Lot $20 to $25 $20 to $25 $15 to $20 $20 to $30
TDR Pro Lot Permit only Permit only $30 to $35 $35 to $45
RAV4 Lot $25 to $30 $25 to $30 $20 to $25 $25 to $35
Tundra Lot $20 to $25 $20 to $25 $25 to $20 $20 to $30
Camry Lot Permit only Permit only Permit and $15 to $20 $20 to $30
Tacoma Lot Not available Not available $15 to $20 Not available
Elitch’s Lot $20 to $25 $20 to $25 $15 to $20 Not available

Accessible Parking

Ball Arena offers accessible parking on a first-come, first-served basis to event goers with a valid disabled parking permit, license plate, or placard. Accessible parking spaces are concentrated in Camry North Lot, Tundra Lot, and RAV4 lot.

Cheap Parking Near Ball Arena

If you’re looking to save a bit of cash, there are also some public parking facilities located only a short walk from the stadium that you can take advantage of. Plan to show up early to snag one one of these cheaper spots.


Lot/Garage Price Location Walking Distance
Wynkoop Street Garage $8 1515 Wynkoop Street 5 minutes
Sugar Cube Garage $7 1555 Blake Street 8 minutes
Blake Street Lot $16 1501 Blake Street 7 minutes
Elk Lot $6 1637 Blake Street 10 minutes
Wewatta Street Garage $7 1400 Wewatta Street 2 minutes
1660 Wynkoop Garage $5 1660 Wynkoop Street 7 minutes
Riverpoint Lot $5 2332 15th Street 12 minutes

Public Transit

If you’re looking to avoid the parking problem entirely, you’ll have a few public transit options to choose from. RTD light-rail lines serve the Ball Area-Elitch Gardens stop, which is only a few minutes away from the stadium. There’s also a bus option with a stop right across from the center. For more information, visit the RTD’s official site.Ball Arena Parking: The Ultimate Guide

Can I Tailgate at Ball Arena?

While tailgating is technically allowed, the stadium doesn’t encourage it, and you won’t be able to tailgate on-site. Open fires aren’t allowed, and neither is open consumption of alcohol. If you’re looking for some drinks or a snack before the game, there are some great sports bars located right by the stadium, including:

  • Society Sports and Spirits
  • Rhein Haus Denver
  • Colorado Social
  • Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
  • Freshcraft

Popular Events

Whatever you’re in the mood for, from sports to concerts and more, Ball Arena has something to offer. We break down some popular events below.

NBA Denver Nuggets Games

Easily one of the most popular — and crowded — events, Denver Nuggets games tend to pack the arena.

NHL Colorado Avalanche

It’s Colorado, after all, which means hockey fans are everywhere. The NHL’s Colorado Avalanche are just about as popular as the nuggets, and home games can get packed.

Other Popular Ball Arena Events

The Nuggets and the Avalanche might be the big draws, but Ball Arena also plays host to the Colorado Mammoth, Denver’s professional box lacrosse team. For more information about their games and tickets, visit their official site.

And it’s not just about sports. From concerts to professional wrestling matches, there’s always something exciting going down at Ball Arena. For more information about upcoming events and games, and how to purchase tickets, on Ball Arena’s events page.

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