By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The iconic building in downtown Denver known as the Sports Castle has been sold. The building at 10th and Broadway was home to a sporting goods store until it closed in 2016.

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The new developer wants to maintain the architectural style and get it on the national register of historic places. The developer has plans for a mix of retail and office or event space.

(credit: Gart Companies)

(credit: Gart Companies)

The Sports Castle has been vacant for nearly five years. It was previously owned by Gart Bros. and had a tennis court on the roof. The three-story building was built in the 1920s and originally housed an auto dealership.

Jennifer McRae