Foreigner: The Historic Farewell Tour with Loverboy at Ball Arena

Foreigner: The Historic Farewell Tour with Loverboy at Ball Arena

WED AUG 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM – The end is in sight for Foreigner. The band behind “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded” and “Juke Box Hero” announced a farewell tour.

The final final tour is set to kick off July 6, 2023, in Atlanta. The tour will feature special guest Loverboy. The tour will make a Denver stop at Ball Arena on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. Tickets on sale now.

“Many years ago, I wrote a song called ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and today we are launching one last worldwide tour,” Foreigner leader Mick Jones. “We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances. The tour will start this summer in America and we hope to get to every place that we have played over the last several years. While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”

“The time has come. We have more or less lived our lives on the road for almost eighteen years,” Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen said. “We have always strived to give you our best and we intend to finish this the same way. Foreigner has a brilliant and increasingly demanding catalogue of songs to sing and I refuse to give them less than they deserve. So, we’re going to finish strong. I want to make it very clear how grateful and appreciative we are to our audiences all over the world who have supported this band. I’m sure there may be occasions when we’ll do some special appearances, but I think the time is coming for us to live off the road. Thank you all so much!” – 9news

Venue: Ball Arena
Ball Arena

FAST FACTS

  • Cost more than $180 million in private funds to build across 21 months
  • Site Acreage: 45 acres
  • Square Footage: 675,000
  • Opened October 1, 1999 with Celine Dion in concert
  • The Grand Atrium sculpture weighs 2,000 pounds, cost $75,000 and is 1.5 times life size
  • It takes over 1,000 staff members to run an event
  • Owned and operated by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

SEATING AT BALL ARENA

  • Concerts: 20,000+ depending on stage configuration
  • Basketball: 19,520
  • Hockey: 17,809
  • Lacrosse: 17,809
  • Special Events: 21,000
  • Suites: 95 luxury suites that can accommodate 12 – 16 people

COLORADO AVALANCHE 

  • There are 149 panes of .5" thick glass that surround the hockey rink, weighing between 50 and 250 pounds apiece. It takes 2 forklifts and 8 people 45 minutes to "hang" the entire rink.
  • Each net hung on the ends of the rink has a lifespan of only 33 games.
  • For other events in the building, the ice is covered with approximately 600 pieces of a 1" thick fiberglass board.

DENVER NUGGETS 

  • Cost of the basketball court is $105,000.00.
  • Each basketball stanchion weighs approximately 3,300 pounds and is anchored into the basketball floor to prevent it from being tipped over.
  • Each net on the basketball goals is replaced every 5 games or as needed.
  • There are 233 pieces to the basketball floor - each weighing approximately 185 pounds. The total weight of the entire basketball floor is 41,625 pounds.

COLORADO MAMMOTH  

  • The Mammoth carpet consists of 14 - 15' wide rolls of Astroturf and is .75" thick.
  • It takes 12 people only 25 minutes to lay the field.

VENUE MANAGEMENT 

Denver-based Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is one of the world’s leading ownership, entertainment and management groups.  As owners and operators of Ball Arena, Paramount Theatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL) and Colorado Rapids (MLS), KSE’s sports and entertainment assets are second to none. Additional properties under the KSE umbrella include Altitude Sports & Entertainment, a 24-hour regional television network and Altitude Authentics, the company’s official retail provider.
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