Tips for Taking Kids to a Denver Nuggets Game
posted by: Guest Blogger
You can help your kid’s basketball team or after-school group learn more about basketball techniques, teamwork, and the city of Denver by treating them to a Nuggets game at the Pepsi Center. Watching professional players race up and down the court is an experience kids will never forget. But it’s not always easy to take children to a pro game, especially in large groups. So here are some tips to make taking your group to a Nuggets game a little easier.
- Buy tickets ahead of time.
The Denver Nuggets sell group tickets on their website for parties of 10 or more. You can also call the box office at 303-352-1000 to reserve seats for your group. All tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you call early! This is also the time to request accessible seats if anyone in your group needs them. Family Nights are back at Pepsi Center every Saturday and Sunday night. Each family member will receive a loaded value ticket that gives them the opportunity to purchase merchandise, drinks, or food! Kids 3 and older need tickets.
- Book your transportation.
The Pepsi Center has multiple parking lots for visitors, but you’ll have to pay for your space in all of them. That means if you’re carpooling, you’ll want to fit everyone into as few cars as possible. Don’t have enough drivers to create an effective carpool? You may want to book a motorcoach from a service like National Charter Bus. A professional driver can drop your group off near the Pepsi Center entrance, which might make your life a lot easier, especially if you’re traveling with younger kids or kids with mobility-related disabilities.
- Help your kids learn about the game.
If you’re a basketball fan, share your knowledge with your kids by teaching them about the Nuggets players and popular basketball techniques. During the game, you can point out dribbling, passing and shooting tactics the players are using. You can even bring paper and pencils or crayons so kids can write or draw what they’re seeing.
Not a basketball expert? Join the Denver Nugget Kids Club for free which gives you access to all things youth basketball with the Denver Nuggets, as well as special ticket opportunities and events. Nuggets Mascot Rocky signs autographs and poses for pictures so be on the lookout.
- Don’t forget about food.
Outside food isn’t allowed inside the Pepsi Center, so you’ll want to decide ahead of time how you’re going to pay for food. Will each child need to bring their own money, or will you pay for the food with your group’s funding and give every kid a certain amount to spend?
Though you can’t bring in outside food, you can find a diverse selection of food at the Pepsi Center, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes. Prompt your kids to try the barbecue at Bristlecone or the flautas at Verde y Rojo, and treat your vegetarians to a Beyond Burger at The Barrel or a quinoa salad at Wyncoop. Picky eaters? Marco’s Pizza is located on-site too.
Give your kids a new experience at a Denver Nuggets game
A Denver Nuggets game offers a great way to keep your kids entertained during winter, especially if you’re looking for indoor activities. Teach your team or youth group more about an exciting sport, eat some delicious food, and cheer on your city’s basketball team. All it takes is a little bit of planning.
Photo credit: NBA. In sponsorship with National Charter Bus.