Invesco Field is the home to the Denver Broncos and has been for more than 30 years. In 2001, a new-and-improved Mile High Stadium premiered, with the INVESCO Funds Group purchasing naming rights. The charm of the old stadium was preserved while new features have improved the game-day experience for fans; the growing number of hotels near Invesco Field has helped modernize the experience as well. The stadium also hosts concerts and college sports, and in 2008 it was the location for the Democratic National Convention in Denver. This convention put Invesco Field on the national map for hosting important historic events in our time.
Invesco Field seating is designed in a horseshoe shape. This design not only stays true to the shape of the original Mile High Stadium, but also resembles the peaks of the nearby Rocky Mountains. Depending on where you sit in the Mile High Stadium you will have a range of experiences. For instance, the South Stands became notorious over the years for being the location of Broncos "superfans." The cheering from this section of the stadium is almost always superior to other sections. Be prepared for Rocky Mountain Thunder when you attend a game: Fans have made it tradition to stomp their feet on the steel structure to resemble the crack of thunder.
Fans can find the same exciting atmosphere at any Invesco Field seating option during concerts. Over the years the stadium has hosted performances from legendary music acts such as The Eagles and Bruce Springsteen. The total seating capacity of the stadium is more than 76,000, with an additional 132 luxury suites and 8,800 club seats. The stadium is divided into three levels: lower level, mid level, and upper level. Three large video screens will keep you up to date with stats throughout the game no matter where you’re seated, while an additional 530 televisions throughout the stadium ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action.
Invesco Field truly earned its original name of Mile High Stadium, as the level 4 suites are officially one mile above sea level. Throughout the history of the stadium, one symbol has been welcoming fans. Bucky the Bronco is a 27-foot horse who was a significant part of the original Mile High Stadium, and after some rejuvenation, the 1600-pound horse continues to do so at the new stadium. The unveiling of Bucky the Bronco was a momentous event when the new stadium first opened in 2001.
Invesco Field seating offer tickets at different price points, making Broncos games affordable for families. If you’re looking for Denver hotels near Invesco Field, there are many choices at a range of prices. Popular choices or sports fans include the Denver Marriott, Sheraton Downtown, The Magnolia Hotel, and Hotel Monaco. If you’re from out of town, why not schedule a tour of the stadium during your visit? The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame operates tours Tuesday through Saturday (don't forget to check the web site for seasonal hours) and cost approximately $9 per person. Make your trip to Invesco Field even more memorable with this behind-the-scenes look at the stadium.
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