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Sports Authority Field at Mile High is home to the Denver Broncos.

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About Sports Authority Field:

 

Sports Authority Field at Mile High opened in 2001, replacing the old Mile High stadium in the same location. The home of the Denver Broncos, the stadium seats 76,125 fans. Many fans still refer to the stadium as Mile High. Sports Authority purchased the naming rights in 2011, but the stadium was known as Invesco Field at Mile High before then.

The Denver Broncos, part of the AFC, have a rabid following in the Mile High City. Many of the games sell out, and season tickets are worth their weight in gold. The best bet for getting tickets is to buy them as early in the season as possible. For football novices, brush up on Football 101 before attending a game.

Location:

 

Sports Authority Field at Mile High is located at the intersection of I-25 and Colfax Ave. From I-25 north, exit on 17th Ave. From I-25 south, exit on Colfax Ave. The stadium stands alone as an attraction, and there are not many bars and restaurants in the area of Sports Authority Field.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St.
Denver, CO 80204
720-258-3333

Game Days:

 

 

  • Seating
    Sports Authority Field features four seating levels as well as club level seats. Ticket prices range from $45 - $375 for the 2011 season.
  • Security
    All visitors to Sports Authority Field must pass through security checks. Hard-sided containers such as coolers are not allowed, but soft-sided containers such as backpacks up to 12" x 12" x 12" are permitted. Fans are allowed to bring food and beverages to Sports Authority Field, but alcohol is prohibited.

 

Facilities:

 

 

  • Concessions
    A Broncos game is not complete without a Broncos Brat, or perhaps a heapin' helping of chili fries. Other concessions such as kosher hot dogs, nachos, beer and ice cream are available at Sports Authority Field.
  • Restrooms
    Restrooms are located throughout the stadium, including seven family restrooms. All restrooms have diaper-changing stations and are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is prohibited in Sports Authority Field, except in designated smoking areas. The main smoking area is located next to the gates on the Lower Concourse, and there are also designated ramp areas on other levels.

 

Parking:

 

Parking is available for $20 at Lots N and P, and $30 at Lot M. Most fans park in the official lots because there is not a lot of street parking near the stadium. Line C of the Light Rail also stops at Sports Authority Field, but be forewarned it is a 15-minute walk from the light rail stop to the stadium.

Tailgating at Sports Authority Field is allowed in designated parking areas before the game. Spaces in Lot C or Lot M cost $30 per spot, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tours of Sports Authority Field:

 

The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum gives public tours of Sports Authority Field. Summer tours are conducted Tues. - Sat. in June, July and August. The remaining months of the year, tours are conducted Thurs. - Sat. Tours are offered every hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour tickets cost $9 for adults, and $7 for children and seniors. Call 720-258-3888 for reservations.

Other Important Info:

 

  • For football fans on a budget, 2,000 half-price tickets are made available on a first-come, first-serve basis in July.
  • The Denver Broncos have sold out hundreds of regular-season games dating back to 1970.
  • The stadium has a Team Store if you would like to purchase Broncos gear, but there is no dressing room available due to security concerns.
How does Sports Authority Field stack up to other stadiums around the U.S. Visit Stadium and Arena pictures to see photos.

 

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