This is what Denver looked like back in 1997

Check out this aerial shot of Mile High Stadium & McNichols Sports Arena taken in May of 1997. Brings back great memories!

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Myles King
Myles King

20 years ago. I was 7 before the new stadium and Pepsi Center opened.

Frank Zamora
Frank Zamora

Earth Wind and Fire gave their Gratitude concert at McNichols with El Chicano and Herbie Hancock this was before the legalization of pot. You cannot see the stage through the haze ,I loved McNickles Arena

Shelley Block
Shelley Block

Anyone besides me notice the lack of traffic on the freeways? Having spent so many hours sitting in said traffic now days.

Bill Foster
Bill Foster

Before I read "1997," I was thinking Sports Authority Field and Pepsi Center aren't that close!\U0001f60a

Gary Howard
Gary Howard

Oh wow look at all that OPEN SPACE,wish there was a before and after pic on here...

Jeanne Kilburn
Jeanne Kilburn

Went to lots of ball games and concerts at these facilities things have sure changed Colorado native. \U0001f60a

Mike Kippes
Mike Kippes

Stunning to think of the build-up around there in the years since!!

J Maureen Whisenand-Firns
J Maureen Whisenand-Firns

That's amazing! I remember when Carrie and I went to your house for a reunion and you took us down town and were our tour guide! Had such a good time! Thank you was so fun'

John De Bord
John De Bord

Are you sure that's 1997 & not 1977 because I'm not seeing the Colfax exit off I-25 & if I'm indeed correct, Colfax is going underneath the highway.

J Spike Brown
J Spike Brown

97, Coors Field is there & Elitches is being built

Curt Myers
Curt Myers

Oh look, stadiums with parking. Im guessing free parking but even if it isn''t free its a hell of alot better parking than whats near us bank stadium in downtown minneapolis. If you manage to find a spot with in a couple blocks it will cost you a small fortune to park. and why? because whoever owns them are greedy scum bags!

Jody Morrill
Jody Morrill

And the East stands could be moved by using water from the Platte River.

Amber Lynn Rivera
Amber Lynn Rivera

It looks weird looking at that and not being able to see Elitches lol

Ryan Pate
Ryan Pate

Benny Vongvanith. Here is why we never knew about LoHi or RiNo back in the day..

Mark James
Mark James

Ahhh yes, Big Mac, I remember it well.

Jim Dieterich
Jim Dieterich

Wow - look at all that empty real estate that's now full of Hi-Lo development.

Cezar Sanchez
Cezar Sanchez

The difference without immigrants and with immigrants Denver is a city to admire \U0001f609

Ali Colerick
Ali Colerick

Just get on the Valley!!!!! I still call it that!

Cathy Wilson
Cathy Wilson

The good old days when there was actually open space

Jeslyn Hayes Jackson
Jeslyn Hayes Jackson

I paid a tax every paycheck to pay for Big Mac and then they tore it down!

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Damn I worked in my neck on sports Arena 20 years ago

James Laskey
James Laskey

The city looks so much different now! I can not believe this much has changed since the year I graduated High school.

Carmen Ponce
Carmen Ponce

Look at the traffic!!! I miss those days!

Lodore Brown
Lodore Brown

Phillip Mann Look how much SMALLER it was then!

Jason Thor Andersen
Jason Thor Andersen

That was the good ol days..... I remember when 104th was nothing but fields and bulletin boards

June Biederman
June Biederman

I remember going to I70 and Kipling to my cousins house and we were at the farm in the country.

Bill Buse
Bill Buse

Memories of being at many exciting Broncos games at the old Mile High Stadium.

Alex Cole
Alex Cole

I went to both of these about this time as a Peewee in town for a hockey tournament. So cool!

Jason Nelson
Jason Nelson

Two of my favorite field/arenas. Great memories!

Joe Yang
Joe Yang

That's when colorado still had no traffic unless there was an accident.

Joe Yang
Joe Yang

Yep. I hate it now. Should go to Alaska. Lol

Joe Yang
Joe Yang

They not going to go. Colorado has like everything except the ocean.

Stephan Doan
Stephan Doan

We just need it to slow for a month straight. Lol. Then the Cali/Texas people will move back home.

Joe Yang
Joe Yang

No, we got to get colorado soooooo busy, to build up revenue. Make everyone work super hard. Then, they'll quit and move out of colorado. Lol