The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum offers visitors a look at key moments and key figures in the state’s sports history, including a special exhibit on the Denver Broncos and an exhibit where kids can dress up in uniforms and equipment from sports teams.
The museum, located on the west side of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, honors both the world-famous and the little-known who have distinguished themselves with sportsmanship, leadership, courage, sacrifice, endurance and power.
More than 200 sports figures have been named to the Hall of Fame since the first class was inducted in 1965, and they cover the range of sports from football to bicycling and from professional to high school.
Inductees include such major figures as college football player Byron “Whizzer” White, figure skater Peggy Fleming, marathon runner Frank Shorter, bicycle racer Davis Phinney, swimmer Amy Van Dyken, Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche, Todd Helton of the Rockies, and Broncos stars John Elway and Shannon Sharpe.
The Hall of Fame was founded in 1964, and the museum opened in 2001, after the completion of the Broncos stadium.