Big change starts this week at Pepsi Center for Lyft, Uber customers

DENVER — Fans who use ride-sharing services such as Lyft or Uber can expect some big changes to the way they’re picked up from the Pepsi Center.

Starting Tuesday, the Pepsi Center will create a new post-event ride-sharing area. It will be the same for all sporting and entertainment events at the arena, with drivers no longer allowed to wait along Chopper Circle.

Road closure barriers will be placed along Chopper Circle between Ninth and 12th streets about halfway through each event.

Pepsi Center parking map (Photo: KSE)

“KSE’s top priority is the safety of our fans,” Kroenke Sports and Entertainment senior vice president of venue operations Dave Jolette said in a statement.

“With the growth of ride share usage by our fans, an organized location that can handle the volume of customers is vital to providing a secure pick up system that will enhance the overall fan experience at Pepsi Center.”

According to Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, the road closures and new ride-share pickup area will begin at the start of the second period for Avalanche games, when the main act takes the stage at concerts, and at halftime for Nuggets and Mammoth games.

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