DENVER, Colo. – The COVID-19 pandemic shut down one of the nation’s most well-known football stadiums in 2020, leaving the Denver Broncos to play with little or no fans in the stands last season.
Throughout the year the seats have slowly begun to fill again, and now the long-awaited full-capacity football season is almost here.
The Broncos Training Camp was just a sneak peak at what fans have to look forward to this Fall, not just with football, but with each other,
“Last year was brutal, myself and all the people that participate in our tailgate love and live for interacting with the fans. We host a tailgate just outside of Gate 10 and we have probably, two to three hundred people come through every game,” says Bronco’s super fan John Buckley.
Empower Field at Mile High Stadium can seat over 76,000 people at full capacity, a number the team hopes to fill while keeping fans and visitors safe,
“The Denver Broncos will be adhering to all COVID-19 protocols as they come throughout the season to keep fans in the stands,” says KREX5’s Reilly Spence.
These protocols may look different depending on the non-profit sponsor of each game.
As the season quickly approaches, organizers for the Broncos are working hard to ensure everyone remains healthy,
“You will see a lot of creativity from us this year, we are bringing back in-person events is our plan, we are working closely with each non-profit to follow their guidelines; so for example, Boys and Girls Clubs are still requiring masks for all their children so we will make sure that we are masked,” explains Denver Bronco’s Allie Engelken.
Denver will have nine regular season home games this year, and fans should expect social distancing, and opportunities to get vaccinated during tailgates, but most importantly – a great Denver Broncos football season,
“We just cannot wait to get back to Mile High,” continues John Buckley.
For fans traveling to Broncos games this year, BroncosRide, Mile High’s bus shuttle will not be running for COVID-19 safety, so be sure and have an alternative transportation plan on game days this season.