McNichols Sports Arena

McNichols Sports Arena (aka Big Mac) was an indoor arena, in Denver, Colorado, USA, adjacent to Mile High Stadium. Completed in 1975, at a cost of $16 million, it seated 16,061, for hockey games, 17,171, for basketball games and contained 27 luxury suites, which were installed as part of the 1986 renovation. It was named after the mayor of Denver, William (Bill) H. McNichols, Jr., who served from 1968 to 1983. A small scale scandal was created when the arena was named after a sitting mayor.

The arena was largely shuttered after the Nuggets and Avalanche moved to Pepsi Center and was razed in 2000 to make space for a parking lot surrounding INVESCO Field at Mile High.

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1985–86 Houston Rockets Season - Playoffs - West Conference Semifinals
... Houston (April 29) Houston 119, Denver 101 Game 3 @ McNichols Sports Arena, Denver (May 2) Denver 116, Houston 115 Game 4 @ McNichols Sports Arena, Denver (May 4) Denver 114, Houston 111 (OT) Game 5 @ The ...
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... Though the arena was only 24 years old when it was demolished, like most arenas of the 1970s, it was narrow and dark in the concourse level corridors ... Also, the arena lacked enough luxury suites (27 compared to some newer arenas' 200 or more) and had no club seats, thus McNichols Sports Arena was useless ...
1988 NBA Playoffs - Western Conference
110 Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 1) Los Angeles 130, San Antonio 112 Game 3 @ HemisFair Arena, San Antonio (May 3) Los Angeles 109, San Antonio 107 Last Playoff Meeting. 7) Seattle SuperSonics Nuggets win series 3-2 Game 1 @ McNichols Sports Arena, Denver (April 29) Denver 126, Seattle 123 Game 2 @ McNichols Sports Arena ... Mavericks win series 3-1 Game 1 @ Reunion Arena, Dallas (April 28) Dallas 120, Houston 110 Game 2 @ Reunion Arena, Dallas (April 30) Houston 119, Dallas 108 Game 3 @ The Summit, Houston (May 3) Dallas 93, Houston ...

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