1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO, USA
www.coloradocrush.com - (720) 258-3400 for tickets
Colorado Crush Denver Reviews
Everyone, even non-sports fans will like the Crush Jun 02, 2008
The Colorado Crush is the Denver representative of the Arena Football League. But, that tells you almost nothing about the experience you will have should attend a game. The football game itself is about half the fun. You could hate football and still have a great time. Really. The rules of Arena football make it very fast pace and high scoring. The field is only half as long as an NFL field. The sidelines are padded walls. The ball is live every time it is in play. That means unsuccessful Field Goal attempts can be returned, and balls that bounce off the netting are live.
If none of the above means anything to you, don’t worry. There is plenty of other entertainment. After each home touchdown the cheerleaders (Crush Girls) rush out on to the field to throw T-shirts to the crowd. During breaks in play the crowd might be entertained by a Jump Rope team, doing various rope machinations. The next time could feature the Extreme Bike Team, whose grand finale of a two minute routine, is a 360 degree back flip, from a ramp. Then there are the crowd participation breaks. The first, that we remember, was the Kiss Cam, in which several cameramen throughout the arena focus their cameras on a couple, whose visage then appears on the big overhead screen. The couple is then encouraged to kiss. This is far more entertaining than it sounds. Some couples are enthusiastic, with much faux passion. Others are reluctant and the crowd has to cajole them to participate. Later was the Flex Cam. This is of the same theme, except the featured individual is asked to flex in his or her best bodybuilding pose. Be it the guy with spaghetti arms, or possibly the grandmotherly lady, their horror or enthusiasm makes for great entertainment. Even if it’s you.
The previously mentioned Crush Girls are always somewhere cheering for the home team, or working with some member of the crowd in some game or contest. The mascot, Crusher, is about working up his own brand of mischief. There is literally no dead time. The management (the team is owned by Hall of Famer, John Elway) has every moment packed with something.
The Crush call the Pepsi Center home. It is a first class, modern facility, with comfortable chairs, and excellent amenities and eateries. While you are going to drop some coin eating and drinking at any sporting event, at least here you have a ton of choices. As far as sporting event tickets go, the Crush are reasonable, but that doesn't mean they come cheap. If you take the family (four people), it's going to cost you at least $100 for tickets and to park. Compare that to a movie, at $9 per ticket, and you can see why I rate this as expensive. But, anyone who regularly attends sporting events will probably not even shrug at the price.
Would I do it again? You betcha! We had a great time! The game has a very festive and quick paced atmosphere. The game is almost secondary, which if you are a hard core sports fan, might be a bit off putting. But, the game is not ignored by any stretch. You can get into it as far as you like, and not feel guilty if you forget about it entirely. Go! Have Fun!
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