Professional sports fans are likely to regard Denver as one of the best cities to live in or near, since the area hosts seven professional teams. Whether your sport of choice is baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, or football, Denver has a team to cheer for. The city even has professional teams in less common sporting events such as rugby and lacrosse.
The NFL team representing the city is the Denver Broncos, who play in the INVESCO field at Mile High. The team colors are orange, blue, and white, and from September to January, when the football season is in full swing, the city and its residents tend to drape themselves in these colors. From October to June, basketball fans can enjoy exciting NBA action at the Pepsi Center downtown, where the Denver Nuggets play. These two team names encapsulate the Wild West flavor of the city with their emphasis on the cowboy and mining heritage that is integral to Colorado. The city's hockey team, the Colorado Avalanche, battles on the ice from March to October, also in the Pepsi Center.
Major League Baseball season runs from April to September each year with the Colorado Rockies playing at Coors Field, a ballpark that combines elements from both today's hottest technology and the classic heyday of the sport. Fans can enjoy the best of both worlds as they cheer their team to victory. Denver homes and lofts are often up for sale near all these sporting venues.