A Sad Goodbye to Colorado’s Budweiser Events Center
For over two decades in Loveland, Colorado, the Budweiser Events Center has been home to thousands of local events in Northern Colorado. A huge change is coming and what we've always known as the Budweiser Events Center, will be no more.
No More Budweiser Events Center In Colorado
Can you believe it's been 20 years since the Budweiser Events Center opened its doors? Known as Northern Colorado's premiere arena for indoor sports, concerts, and live shows, the Budweiser Events Center has hosted many iconic and historical events.
From 20 years of Colorado Eagles games and championships to amazing live concerts from acts like Toby Keith, Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys, The Kid Laroi, ZZ Top, Snoop Dogg, the Beach Boys, and so many more.
Plus some of the world's best comedians like Ron White, Jeff Dunham, George Lopez, Larry the Cable Guy, Jim Gaffigan, Carlos Mencia, Rodney Carrington, Gabriel Iglesias, and more.
Not to mention amazing live entertainment shows like Disney on Ice, WWE, MMA, Harlem Globetrotters, and beyond. The name Budweiser Events Center has become synonymous with awesome live events in Northern Colorado. That's all changing now...
Budweiser Events Center Changing Names
It was announced earlier this year that after 20 years, Budweiser would no longer be the holder of the naming rights to the Larimer County-owned arena when their current contract with the county expires this month. Beginning next month, the arena will be re-branded as the "Blue Arena" in conjunction with a new partnership with Blue Federal Credit Union. In a press release, Blue's President and CEO, Stephanie Teubner said:
As a well-known staple in Northern Colorado, we are thrilled and honored to partner with Larimer County and to have the Blue name on The Center. Blue has been serving communities for 70+ years, and we’re proud to be a key partner in this exciting project that will benefit our members and the community. We are confident Blue Arena will not only serve as a community gathering space but also as an important economic driver for the area.
Blue and Larimer County finalized the deal with County approval on January 31, 2023. Much like other famous Colorado Stadiums and Arenas, the name may change, but the memories are something we'll never forget, and that's what truly matters. Thank you Budweiser Events Center, it was one heck of a ride. Cheers to the future of the new Blue Arena! Let's take a look inside, shall we?