Denver is a great sports town, and CBSDenver.com is taking a closer look at how the Mile High City stacks up against other cities in the USA when it comes to the sports culture. This week’s competitor: Kansas City!
Tale of the tape
Sports Towns: Denver Vs. Kansas City
|Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets||Number Of Major Pro Teams||Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals|
|Denver Broncos||NFL Success||Kansas City Chiefs|
|The late 1990s-early 2000s were very good for Denver fans, who previous to that time had never seen one of their pro teams win it all during the modern era. The Broncos won the Super Bowl in 1997 and 1998. The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup in 1996 and again in 2001.||Championships||The Royals won the World Series in 1985.|
|Peyton Manning frequently comes up in the conversation about best quarterbacks in the history of professional football.||NFL QB||Alex Smith is solid, but he's no Peyton Manning.|
|Sports Authority Field at Mile High has excellent amenities and can give opposing teams fits with its location one mile above sea level.||NFL Stadium||Arrowhead Stadium has been renovated and is known league-wide as a challenging place for teams to come in and play the Kansas City Chiefs. It's loud, and the stadium is filled with fans in red.|
|At the sports bars, Denver is the place to be if you want great beer to go with your game-watching experience. It's home to Coors, and Colorado's Front Range has several of the country's most popular microbreweries, including New Belgium and Oscar Blues.||Food & Drink||One word: barbecue|
|Mile High City||Nickname||KC|
|It's been a long time since college football in the state of Colorado made any major waves nationally. The basketball teams are getting better, and DU has great hockey and lacrosse.||College Sports Scene||Just west of KC is Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas Jayhawks. The KU basketball team is so huge in the area it's almost like an NBA franchise. Kansas State football also is popular in the region.|
|The Rockies haven't made it to the playoffs since 2009, but Coors Field does have that cool party deck ...||Major League Baseball||The Royals haven't been to the postseason since 1985, but they won the World Series that year. That's one more championship than the Rockies have. There's also some renewed excitement over the franchise recently.|
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