"Our long-term relationship with CRL has spanned multiple decades and multiple deals. Through it all CRL has evolved to meet our needs." - Jeff Dolan, VP, External Affairs, Comcast

"CRL has been, and continues to be, invaluable in helping us understand Denver-specific concerns and guide our efforts to create clear home sharing rules." - Marisa Moret, Airbnb Public Policy Manager

"Without the insight and high quality work of CRL, the National Western Stock Show would not be where we are today." - Paul Andrews, President and CEO, National Western Stock Show

"Our relationship with CRL has spanned so long that officials don’t see CRL as an outside consultant, but an integral part of the District and our teams." - Ray Baker, Denver Metropolitan Football & Major League Baseball Districts

"Thanks to CRL, we are much better able to manage our venue redevelopment process with our stakeholders and the community." - Ginger White Brunetti, Deputy Director, Denver Arts & Venues

Denver Sports & Entertainment Venue Development

In the late 1990s Denver undertook a massive venue construction effort, creating facilities large enough to house the growing interest in the community’s professional baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams.

This process resulted in the establishment of three public venues known today as Coors Field, Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, and the Pepsi Center. This civic undertaking involved significant strategic planning to account for a rapidly growing urban context.

CRL worked with the Colorado Baseball Partnership and then the Baseball Stadium District to pass a one-tenth of one-percent regional sales tax to help fund the new stadium. The firm also negotiated the approval of a series of agreements between the District, the Colorado Rockies and the City & County of Denver for the siting of Coors Field at 20th and Blake Streets.

Based on the unprecedented success of Coors Field, as the regional sales tax was about to sunset, the Football Stadium District was created and the voters were asked to extend the sales tax to construct a new facility for the Denver Broncos to replace the smaller, dated Mile High Stadium. Representing the Football Stadium District, CRL worked for years in advance of this ballot initiative to help rezone the site and negotiate agreements between the District, City & County of Denver, and the NFL’s Denver Broncos. As part of this effort CRL orchestrated the creation of the long-term Stadium Advisory Committee (SAC), a group of concerned citizens from surrounding neighborhoods, which set a new standard for accountability and communication between the city and neighborhood groups for large venue developments.