Sports Authority Field at Mile High#10 in Best Things To Do in Denver
Football fans won't want to pass up the chance to spend some time on the Denver Broncos' home turf. The stadium can hold more than 76,000 NFL junkies across different levels and it boasts something you don't normally associate with football games: several public art displays. Surprisingly, the stadium was built in 1948 as a minor league baseball stadium, but it became home to Denver's football team shortly after, nurturing "Broncomania" since the team was formed in 1960.
If you can swing it, try to catch a home game. Ticket prices vary by game and availability, and you'll want to purchase your seats well in advance to ensure availability. If you can't make it to a game, you can tag along on a guided tour of the stadium. Led by employees from the on-site Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum (one of the stops on the tour), these 75- to 90-minute walkabouts take participants to the visiting teams' locker rooms, through the Broncos' entrance tunnel, as well as into the network television production compound and the TV and radio broadcast facilities. Recent visitors described the tour experience as incredible.
Tour times change with the seasons, but tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12; kids ages 5 and younger can tag along for free. Although you don't need reservations, all tours are subject to availability, so your best bet would be to reserve them in advance through the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum. And for more information on game schedules and ticket prices, visit Sports Authority Field's website. You'll find the stadium at the intersection of Federal Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue on the southern end of the Riverfront neighborhood. Its accessible from C, E and W trams at the stadium stop.
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