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Today, every sport is represented in this lively mountain city within gleaming facilities — but it wasn’t always that way. A building boom in the 1990s resulted in a new airport; a downtown baseball park surrounded by a lively nightlife district dubbed LoDo (lower downtown); new football, basketball and hockey stadiums; and a redeveloped river valley just west of downtown with an aquarium, an amusement park and a shopping district. The Nuggets, Denver’s professional basketball team, play ball at the Pepsi Center, which is also home to the two-time Stanley Cup champions the Avalanche, Colorado’s professional hockey team. Coors Field is the official ballpark of the Rockies, Colorado’s pro baseball team, and Invesco Field is home to the Broncos, Denver’s professional football team. Last but not least is Colorado’s professional soccer team, the Rapids, who play at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.