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Denver Auditorium Arena was an indoor medium-small venue in Denver. The venue opened in 1908, closed in 1990 to be converted to a theater venue and was formerly used for basketball.

Naming History

  • Denver Municipal Auditorium (1908-1953)
  • Denver Auditorium Arena (1953-1990)

Tenants and Events

Tenant League Served as Start End Usage Origin Fate
Denver Nuggets National Basketball League (1948-49)
National Basketball Association (1949-50)
Sole home venue (1948-49)
Great majority home venue (1949-50)
1948-49 1949-50 Regular season games:
30 games (1948-49)
25 games (1949-50)
Total games:
55 games
Expansion franchise Folded
Denver Refiners National Professional Basketball League Majority home venue 1950-51 1950-51 Regular season games:
14 games (1950-51)
Inaugural franchise Moved mid-season to Agoga Tabernacle, Evansville, Indiana as Evansville Agogans
Denver Larks American Basketball Association Never played 1967-68 DNP Did not play Kansas City ABA team moved from Kansas City, Missouri Renamed Denver Rockets
Denver Rockets American Basketball Association Majority home venue (1967-68)
Sole home venue (1968-69)
Great majority home venue (1969-70--1972-73)
Sole home venue (1973-74)
1967-68 1973-74 Regular season games:
31 games (1967-68)
39 games per season (1968-69--1969-70)
36 games (1970-71)
40 games (1971-72)
39 games (1972-73)
42 games (1973-74)
Total regular season games:
266 games
Tiebreaker games:
Two games
Postseason games:
12 games
Total games:
280 games
Denver Larks renamed Renamed Denver Nuggets
Dallas Chaparrals American Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1971-72 1972-73 Regular season games:
One game per season (1971-72--1972-73)
Total games:
Two games
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Memphis Pros American Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1971-72 1971-72 Regular season games:
One game (1971-72)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Denver Nuggets American Basketball Association Sole home venue 1974-75 1974-75 Regular season games:
42 games (1974-75)
Postseason games:
Seven games
Total games:
49 games
Denver Rockets renamed Moved to McNichols Sports Arena