The Budweiser Events Center at the Ranch, located in Loveland, Colorado, is a 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue, which opened in September 2003, and is home to the Colorado Eagles of the East Coast Hockey League and the Colorado ICE of the Indoor Football League. The arena, which is owned by Larimer County, is managed by Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 40 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The opening event at the Budweiser Events Center was a preseason game for the NHL Colorado Avalanche. Since then the facility went on to host some of the top touring shows in the industry earning it a top ten ranking in Venues Today during it's first year of operation. This multipurpose facility can host hockey, basketball, football, family shows in any configuration, rodeos, diverse concert settings in various capacities, trade shows, and several dozen setups to accommodate just about any event. The Budweiser Events Center, less than an hour's drive from Denver and Cheyenne, has become the focal point for sports and entertainment in Northern Colorado.
The Budweiser Events Center is part of a larger 374,000 square-foot fairground complex called The Ranch which is the official name of the new Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex. Phase I of the project included 6 buildings and roughly 150 acres of site work. The Ranch includes the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena, two livestock pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Building and the Thomas M. McKee Building. The Budweiser Events Center and The Ranch has become the sports, entertainment and agricultural hub for one of the fastest growing areas in the country.