Magness Arena

The home of champions, Magness Arena is a multi-use venue within the Ritchie Center. Magness Arena is used primarily for ice, court and stage events and is available for sporting events, concerts, graduations, banquets, trade shows and more.

As the Ritchie Center’s largest venue, the arena can be configured for your specific event needs, with 6,020 fixed seats and up to 1,900 floor seats. With an arena floor size of 85 x 200 feet,¬†specific seating capacities are dependent on configuration.

Our event managers will work with you on the specifics of your event to deliver an exceptional experience for both you and your event attendees.

Venue Capacities

Venue Capacities:

Hockey/Ice: 6,315

Basketball: 7,200

Concert/Center Stage: 8,000

Concert/North Stage: 7,800

Concert/East Stage: 6,500

Trade Show: 162 booths (8×10-foot)

Venue Features

Venue Features:

  • an 85-by-200-foot arena floor
  • upholstered seats with a minimum width of 19 inches
  • reinforced concrete floor, loads up to 5,000 PSI
  • full audio and video support, including tape and live TV production
  • four-sided video board (Mitsubishi 10 MM product)
  • four tri-color LED matrix boards
  • sit-down dinner capacity
  • tradeshow configurations

Floor Plans/Diagrams

Floor Plans/Diagrams:

Magness Arena configurations can vary from stadium seating capacity at sporting events to east, center and north stage options for floor events.

Please contact Kristina Norton at kristina.norton@du.edu for additional floor plans and options.

Some of the most popular floor plans for Magness Arena are:

Previous Events Hosted

Previous Events Hosted:

Magness Arena has hosted the following events:

  • 2012 Presidential Debate
  • Colorado Avalanche Burgundy/White game
  • FIRST Robotics competition
  • DU undergraduate, graduate and Law School commencement
  • Denver Public Schools graduations
  • Cherry Creek Public Schools graduations
  • Community College of Aurora graduation
  • Community College of Denver graduation
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Transsiberian Orchestra
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Gwen Stefani/Black Eyed Peas
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Pella Windows Expo
  • Sesame Street Live
  • The Thorn Easter Passion play
  • “The Voice” auditions