E. Stanley Kroenke
Hall Of Fame Inductee — 2005
Stanley Kroenke has brought more sporting events – and more sports-related tourism – to Denver than any other single person. As the owner of Pepsi Center, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Crush, he is the premier sports figure in Denver. These teams and a new sports television network have helped position Denver as the No. 1 sports city in America. He helped bring three All-Star games and the Centrix Financial Grand Prix to Denver and has even entered into the arts, by bringing Cirque du Soleil to the Mile High City and by purchasing the Paramount Theatre. Kroenke’s enthusiasm and vision ensure that Pepsi Center will continue to be the top entertainment tourism destination in the Rocky Mountains for generations to come.
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