Upcoming “Can’t-Miss” Fun at Blue Arena

Blue FCU Arena on a sunny day from the south.

Last fall, Loveland’s Blue Arena celebrated its 20th anniversary with a new name and a list of notable improvements, including new seats, renovated suites, fresh paint, and new food and beverage outlets. If you haven’t yet experienced the new and improved Blue, set your sights on one of these upcoming events and follow our tips below to maximize the fun.

Blue Arena at The Ranch Events Complex is a 6,800-seat multipurpose facility that plays host to a variety of family shows, comedy events, concerts, and sporting events, including the Av’s AHL-affiliate Colorado Eagles hockey team, and the Colorado Spartans National Arena League football team. The venue is less than an hour from Denver and Cheyenne, adding to its appeal. 

Exciting Events

Nate Bargatze Show Flyer

Blue Arena hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including these upcoming options: 

May 3 – Nate Bargatze – The Be Funny Tour @7 p.m. 

June 30 – Sesame Street Live! Say Hello @2 p.m. 

Aug. 17-18 – The Strongest Man on Earth presented by The Shaw Classic @1 p.m. (both days)  

Coming Concerts

Weezer Blue FCU Poster

Experiencing a concert at Blue Arena is nothing short of transformative. The venue’s more intimate setup mean you’re closer to the performance and the stars on the stage, while the springy new seats launch you to your feet to sing along to your favorite tunes. The performances are top-notch, and you won’t believe who’s playing this spring, summer, and fall: 

May 18 – Lauren Daigle w/Special Guest Victory Boyd @7 p.m. 
June 7 – Big Head Todd and the Monsters w/The Wallflowers and The Freddy Jones Band @6:30 p.m. 
June 21 – Lee Brice w/Special Guest Grace Tyler @7:30 p.m. 
September 26 – Steve Miller Band @7:30 p.m. 
September 27 – Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top w/Special Guest The Outlaws @6:30 p.m. 
October 1 – Weezer: Voyage to the Blue Planet Tour 2024 w/The Flaming Lips and Dinosaur Jr. @7 p.m. 

The Strongest Man on Earth

The Strongest Man on Earth Graphic

The Strongest Man on Earth, presented by The Shaw Classicwill put the World’s strongest athletes to the test in a competition of ultimate strength. Witness these incredible athletes Lift Cars, Pull Trucks, Deadlift Tires, and much more at Blue Arena on August 17-18, 2024!

2024 Strongest Man on Earth Events

Colorado Spartans Arena Football

Colorado Spartans arena football team on the field at Blue FCU arena

The Colorado Spartans are a National Arena League expansion franchise and this is the team’s inaugural year. The Spartans are based in Loveland and the team plays all home games at Blue Arena. 

Upcoming Home Games: 
April 19 – Colorado Spartans vs. Carolina Cobras @7 p.m. 
April 27 – Colorado Spartans vs. Sioux City Bandits @7 p.m. 
May 17 – Colorado Spartans vs. North Texas Bulls @TBA 
June 1 – Colorado Spartans vs. Idaho Horsemen @7 p.m.
June 8 – Colorado Spartans vs. Carolina Cobras @7 p.m. 

Blue Arena: Tips & Tricks

Blue FCU Arena with a sold out crowd for a comedian.

Stay at The Embassy SuitesThe Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center and Spa is located within The Ranch Events Complex, home to Blue Arena. Located next door to the arena, the property is a quick, easy walk away, making it the perfect choice for a post-event overnight. Guests can park at the hotel, eliminating the event center parking fee, and the need to designate a driver. The property also cooks up the best complimentary breakfast in town. 

Grab pre-event grub at Nordy’s – Beloved Nordys Bar-B-Que & Grill is the perfect place to dine in before a Blue Arena event; it’s located close by and serves what locals and fans say is the best barbecue in Colorado. Nordy’s can get busy, so if you miss the chance to eat at the restaurant, find the Nordy’s food cart at Blue Arena and fill up there. There are plenty of gluten-free options.  

Leave bags and large purses at home – Blue Arena has a strict bag policy and they don’t mess around. We recommend leaving all bags at home and carrying necessities in your pockets. If a bag is a must, make sure to follow the guidelines (use clear plastic or a clutch that doesn’t exceed 4.5” x 6.5”) – all bags are inspected and measured upon entry. 

No bad seats – Blue Arena’s more intimate size and the configuration for Eagles and Spartans games, special events, and concerts mean there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. Our seats for the REO Speedwagon concert were located above the side of the stage, allowing us to see the happenings behind the scenes, which made for a special experience.  

Whether it’s playoff hockey, singing along to Weezer or laughing until you burst with top-notch comedy, Blue Arena is a one-of-a-kind venue that has hosted hundreds of the best acts over the years. It’s going to be a great spring and summer event season, so be sure to get your tickets before sell-out!