Magness Arena

Magness Arena is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose collegiate sports arena in Denver, Colorado. It was built from 1997 to 1999 as part of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness, a $84 million, 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2) sports complex at the University of Denver. It is home to the University of Denver Pioneers ice hockey and basketball teams. The Ritchie Center replaced the former DU Arena which was razed in 1997 to make way for the Ritchie Center.


The arena is named after cable television pioneer Bob Magness, who donated $10 million towards construction costs.


The largest hockey crowd in arena history was a game between Denver and Boston University in 2004, when 6,199 fans attended.


The largest non-hockey event in the arena was a 2008 presidential campaign rally for Barack Obama, where about 10,000 people attended.


The arena features padded individual seating, two members-only club seating areas, a four-sided video scoreboard, and a concourse with glassed-in views of the adjoining Hamilton Gymnasium and El Pomar Natatorium. The arena can be identified around the city by the attached 215-foot-tall (66 m), gold-spired Williams Tower, which contains a 65-bell carillon.


Concerts

  • Garbage - October 20, 1999, with Lit
  • The Counting Crows - December 2, 1999
  • Def Leppard - December 9, 1999, December 17, 2002 and November 1, 2005
  • Luis Miguel - April 25, 2000, April 9, 2002, October 22, 2003 and October 4, 2005
  • Christina Aguilera - October 5, 2000
  • Sarah Brightman - November 8, 2000 and March 7, 2004
  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra - December 8, 2000, December 5, 2001 and December 2, 2002
  • Prince & The New Power Generation - April 24, 2001
  • Jane's Addiction - October 31, 2001
  • Sting - December 10, 2001
  • Styx - March 22, 2002, with REO Speedwagon
  • Bad Religion - March 23, 2002
  • Maná - September 29, 2002
  • American Idol Live! - November 12, 2002
  • Tori Amos - December 5, 2002
  • Scorpions - February 25, 2003 and October 27, 2004
  • Limp Bizkit - November 15, 2003
  • A Perfect Circle - March 20, 2004
  • The Pixies - September 30, 2004
  • Duran Duran - March 16, 2005
  • Slipknot - April 20, 2005, with Lamb of God and Shadows Fall
  • Velvet Revolver - April 26, 2005
  • Gwen Stefani - October 26, 2005, with The Black Eyed Peas
  • Depeche Mode - November 11, 2005, with The Bravery
  • Korn - March 8, 2006
  • The Used - February 27, 2007
  • My Chemical Romance - March 4, 2007, with Rise Against
  • Juanes - April 25, 2008
  • The Killers - January 17, 2009
  • Bob Dylan - October 21, 2009
  • Rob Thomas - October 27, 2009, with OneRepublic and Carolina Liar
  • AFI - December 6, 2009
  • Slayer - August 25, 2010, with Megadeth and Testament

Coordinates: 39°40′55.58″N 104°57′41.73″W / 39.6821056°N 104.9615917°W / 39.6821056; -104.9615917

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