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Denver
Denver
Auditorium Arena
Arena
was an indoor arena located at the corner of 13th and Champa Streets in Denver, Colorado. It was constructed as the Denver
Denver
Municipal Auditorium in 1908 during the administration of Denver
Denver
Mayor Robert W. Speer. The building was opened on July 7, 1908, and was the site of the 1908 Democratic National Convention. With a capacity of 12,500, the building was at the time of its opening the second largest in America to Madison Square Garden.[1] Initially, the venue was configured and equipped to hold numerous kinds of events including theater, opera, conventions, sporting events, exhibitions, concerts, and more. Renovations were made to the building in the 1940s, and in 1953 the southern half of the building was converted into the Auditorium Arena, a pure sporting venue with seating capacity of 6,841. Tenants[edit] It hosted the ABA's Denver
Denver
Rockets, later the Denver
Denver
Nuggets, from 1967 until they left for McNichols Sports Arena
Arena
in 1975. The Auditorium Arena
Arena
was an annual host of the Colorado high school state basketball tournament, primarily for the smaller-enrollment classifications. The Auditorium Arena
Arena
was home to the Denver
Denver
Comets of the professional International Volleyball Association from 1977–1980, and home to the Denver Racquets
Denver Racquets
of World Team Tennis
World Team Tennis
in 1974, when they won the league championship before moving to Phoenix for the 1975 season. On December 26, 1968, the rock group Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
played their first concert in the United States at the Auditorium Arena.[1] In the last several years of its existence, the building was a popular venue for professional wrestling, hosting both AWA and WWF events. In 1990 the building was remodeled into the Temple Hoyne Buell Theater. References[edit]

^ a b Venue information and background

Events and tenants

Preceded by First arena Home of the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
(original) 1948 – 1950 Succeeded by Defunct

Preceded by None Home of the Denver
Denver
Rockets/ Denver
Denver
Nuggets 1967 – 1975 Succeeded by McNichols Sports Arena

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Venues of the Democratic National Convention

The Athenaeum and Warfield's Church (1832) Fourth Presbyterian Church (Baltimore) (1835) The Assembly Rooms (1840) Odd Fellows Hall (1844) Universalist Church (Baltimore) (1848) Maryland Institute (1852) Smith and Nixon's Hall (1856) South Carolina Institute Hall / Front Street Theater (1860) The Amphitheatre (Chicago) (1864) Tammany Hall
Tammany Hall
(1868) Ford's Grand Opera House (1872) Merchants Exchange Building (1876) Cincinnati Music Hall (1880) Interstate Exposition Building (1884) Exposition Building (1888) Wigwam (1892) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1896) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1900) St. Louis Coliseum
St. Louis Coliseum
(1904) Denver
Denver
Auditorium Arena
Arena
(1908) Fifth Regiment Armory
Fifth Regiment Armory
(1912) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1916) San Francisco Civic Auditorium (1920) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(II) (1924) Sam Houston Hall (1928) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1932) Philadelphia Convention Hall/ Franklin Field
Franklin Field
(1936) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1940) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1944) Philadelphia Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1948) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1952) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1956) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Arena
/ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1960) Atlantic City Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1964) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1968) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1972) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1976) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1980) Moscone Center
Moscone Center
(1984) Omni Coliseum
Omni Coliseum
(1988) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1992) United Center (1996) Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000) FleetCenter (2004) Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
/ Invesco Field (2008) Time Warner Cable Arena
Arena
(2012) Wells Fargo Center (2016)

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American Basketball Association
American Basketball Association
seasons

Seasons

1967–68 1968–69 1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76

Playoffs

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

All-Star Games

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

Champions Awards and honors ABA–NBA merger
ABA–NBA merger
(1976 ABA Dispersal Draft)

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American Basketball Association
American Basketball Association
teams

Anaheim Amigos/Los Angeles Stars (1967–70) Baltimore Claws (1975) Carolina Cougars
Carolina Cougars
(1969–74) Dallas Chaparrals/Texas Chaparrals (1967–73) Denver
Denver
Rockets/ Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
(1967–76) Houston Mavericks (1967–69) Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
(1967–76) Kentucky Colonels
Kentucky Colonels
(1967–76) Memphis Pros/Memphis Tams/ Memphis Sounds (1970–75) Miami Floridians/The Floridians (1968–72) Minnesota Muskies (1967–68) Minnesota Pipers
Minnesota Pipers
(1968–69) New Jersey Americans/New York Nets (1967–76) New Orleans Buccaneers (1967–70) Oakland Oaks (1967–69) Pittsburgh Pipers/Condors (1967–68; 1969–72) San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
(1973–76) San Diego Conquistadors/Sails (1972–75) Spirits of St. Louis
Spirits of St. Louis
(1974–76) Utah Stars
Utah Stars
(1970–75) Virginia Squires
Virginia Squires
(1970–76) Washington Caps
Washington Caps
(1969–70)

ABA All-Time Team

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ABA All-Time Team

Marvin Barnes Rick Barry Zelmo Beaty Ron Boone Roger Brown Mack Calvin Darel Carrier Billy Cunningham Louie Dampier Mel Daniels Julius Erving Donnie Freeman George Gervin Artis Gilmore Connie Hawkins Spencer Haywood Dan Issel Warren Jabali Jimmy Jones Freddie Lewis Maurice Lucas Moses Malone George McGinnis Doug Moe Bob Netolicky Billy Paultz Charlie Scott James Silas David Thompson Willie Wise

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ABA Rookie of the Year Award

1968: Daniels 1969: Jabali 1970: Haywood 1971: Issel & Scott 1972: Gilmore 1973: Taylor 1974: Nater 1975: Barnes 1976: Thompson

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ABA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award

1968: Brown 1969: Beasley 1970: Haywood 1971: Daniels 1972: Issel 1973: Jabali 1974: Gilmore 1975: Lewis 1976: Thompson

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ABA Most Valuable Player Award

1968: Hawkins 1969: Daniels 1970: Haywood 1971: Daniels 1972: Gilmore 1973: Cunningham 1974: Erving 1975: Erving & McGinnis 1976: Erving

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ABA season scoring leaders

1968: Hawkins 1969: Barry 1970: Haywood 1971: Issel 1972: Scott 1973: Erving 1974: Erving 1975: McGinnis 1976: Erving

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ABA season rebounding leaders

1968: Daniels 1969: Daniels 1970: Haywood 1971: Daniels 1972: Gilmore 1973: Gilmore 1974: Gilmore 1975: Nater 1976: Gilmore

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Denver
Denver
Nuggets

Founded in 1967 Formerly the Denver Rockets
Denver Rockets
(1967–1974) Based in Denver, Colorado

Franchise

Franchise ABA–NBA merger All-time roster Head coaches Seasons Draft history Records Current season

Arenas

Denver
Denver
Auditorium Arena Denver
Denver
Coliseum McNichols Sports Arena Pepsi Center

Retired numbers

2 12 33 40 44 55 432

D-League affiliate

None

Culture

Alex English Mt. Mutombo The Hey Song "Cartman Finds Love" (South Park)

Lore

Kansas City (ABA) 1976 ABA All-Star Game Knicks–Nuggets brawl

Media

TV Altitude Sports and Entertainment Radio KKFN KKSE Announcers Chris Marlowe Scott Hasti

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