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Denver Core:
Playoff Edition

Discover the heart of Denver sports fandom like never before. From exclusive fan experiences to finding the ultimate watch parties, whether you call Denver home, work here, or just passing through, our comprehensive guide has you covered! 

Transportation to
Playoffs at Ball Arena  

For Avs Faithful

  • Party To Puck Drop at Larimer Square | Join us throughout the postseason as we Party to Puck Drop at Larimer Square. Two and half hours before each home game, head to Larimer Square for a pregame party with Avs Faithful! There will be appearances by Bernie, Ice Patrol, and Donovan, a live DJ, partner handouts, and more! There will also be deals around the Square, and you could even WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS at EACH party. You won’t want to miss out! Next Party To Puck Drop: TBD 

  • Watch Parties, presented by Coors Light | Presented by Coors Light, watch playoff road games with fellow Avs fans, Avalanche Ice Patrol, and Bernie at the selected location below! Plus, we'll have swag for all and a chance to win team autographed items! Next Watch Party: TBD  

  • Avs Alley at Playoff Home Games Pregame at the Avs Alley on the Grand Atrium Plaza of Ball Arena before the Avalanche Playoff home games. The plaza will have a DJ, a beer garden, Ball Team Aluminum, and photo opportunities starting two hours before puck drop. Next Avs Alley: TBD 

  • Growing the Game of Hockey in Colorado | Are you ready for some street hockey? The Colorado Avalanche Street League is a 5-week program designed for beginner or intermediate hockey players looking to take their street hockey skills to the next level! This is a co-ed street hockey program including drills and instruction as well as non-competitive game play. Registration is now open for our Spring sessions in Arvada and Denver with sessions starting on May 21 and May 23 respectively. Register now and get in the game! 

  • Picture Perfect: Larimer Square BannersHead to Larimer Square and check out the Avalanche 2024 playoff banners in action. Take your picture and post on social media using the hashtag #GoAvsGo! 

Nuggets Nation

  • Need a place to watch the Nuggets game? Head to McGregor Square where all official Round 2 Playoff games will be screened! The Nuggets will activate an Official Watch Party presented by Miller Lite for every Round 2 Away Game. Next Official Watch Party: Friday, May 10  

  • Nuggets NATIONwide is an opportunity for Nuggets fans to show their pride and get their very own 2024 Playoff Rally Towel! We’ll deliver one playoff Rally Towel to your door, with the proceeds donated to Kroenke Sports Charities. 

  • The plaza located outside of the Ball Arena Grand Atrium entrance will be activated for all Denver Nuggets Playoff home games. The Pre-Game Party on the Plaza will be open 2.5 hours before tipoff. Next Nuggets Activation: Monday, May 6 

  • Exclusive 2024 Mile High Playoffs merchandise available at Altitude Authentics. Shop online at, or in-store at Ball Arena (Mon-Sat, 12p-5p, store closes 1 hour before doors open on game days) for the best variety of Nuggets jerseys, t-shirts, hats, and more. 

Our Mantra:
Nuggets will win.
Avs will win.
Denver will win! 

The 2024 playoffs for the NBA and NHL are in full swing! While driving to root for your Nuggets and Avalanche is an option, we want to provide you with a full list of transportation options to consider that could save you the frustration of sitting in traffic and some money driving and parking at Ball Arena.   



Ball Arena sits adjacent to many light rail and bus stations. The E & W light rail lines will take you directly to the Ball Arena/Elitch Gardens Station and beginning on May 26th, the D & H lines will be rerouted to Denver Union Station and will also make stops at this station*. There are also many RTD bus lines that travel through downtown and have stops that will take you either directly, or very close to, Ball Arena. If you are already downtown and plan on grabbing food and drinks prior to the big game, you can hop on the FREE 16th Street MallRide, which will take you within a couple blocks of the arena**. If you need help finding the quickest public transit route to get to the game, make sure you visit the RTD Trip Planner website to make sure you are in your seat in time for opening tip-off or puck drop.  


*The D & H lines will be rerouted to Denver Union Station due to the Downtown Rail Reconstruction Project. These lines will return to their original routes in September when construction is complete. For more information, please visit RTD’s website.   

**Due to 16th Street Mall construction, the MallRide is currently operating on 15th and 17th Streets.   



Throw your helmet on and ride along one of Denver’s many bikeways to get downtown on game day! Ball Arena lies near the South Platte River Trail, Cherry Creek Trail, and many intracity bike lanes making it easy to cycle to the game. Bike racks at Ball Arena are located directly outside the East Atrium and Grand Atrium, making it easy to bypass traffic and make a quick exit following the final whistle.  


E-bike & Scooter Share:  

Don’t own a bike or scooter? Not a problem! Download the Lyft or Lime app and take an e-bike or scooter to the game. Just remember to park responsibly in places that do not obstruct pedestrian ways or vehicular traffic.  



Carpooling to the game is a great way to spend some extra time with friends and family and reduce the number of vehicles traveling to the Ball Arena. While it may be challenging to avoid pre- and post-game traffic, there are a variety of parking lots to choose from that are close to Ball Arena and can be accessed via Speer Boulevard and Auraria Parkway.    



Planning on ordering a Lyft and Uber to get to the game? Ball Arena has a designated drop-off and pick-up area along Auraria Parkway between 9th and 11th Streets. Because ridesharing is a popular option to get to Nuggets and Avalanche games, it is recommended that you reserve your trip ahead of time to ensure your ride to the arena*. Other rideshare options like Access-a-Ride and other ADA options have a designated drop-off and pick-up location along the roundabout at 9th Street and Chopper Circle.   

*We recommend walking to less busy areas after the game before you order your rideshare trip to help save some money and time spent in traffic.

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