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  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5-6 p.m. Orange Ride pregame tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    6:00 p.m. Orange Ride departs stadium to Tavern Downtown to watch the Broncos game
    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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The Sports Authority Field Story

Posted Sep 15, 2010

Read about green initiatives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

  1. Windpower Offset
    • The Broncos have purchased renewable energy through Xcel Energy's Windsource Program to offset 100% of the electricity used to power all home games for the 2011 season.
  2. Single Stream Recycling
    • In August of 2007 Sports Authority Field implemented a stadium wide recycling program.
  3. Cardboard Recycling
    • In February of 2008 the stadium purchased a cardboard baler and began recycling cardboard.
  4. Green Team
    • Prior to the 2008 season Sports Authority Field partnered with Johnson and Wales University and formed the Green Team. While on-site at Sports Authority Field they roam the stadium parking lots distributing free trash bags to tailgaters and encouraging them to recycle in the parking lots as well as inside the stadium.
  5. Composting
    • Composting began in November of 2008 in the main kitchens.
  6. Energy Management
    • The stadium has instituted an Energy Management Program, and due to this program the stadium has seen an 11% reduction in it's energy usage.
    • This reduction is due in large part to the following improvements:
      • Lighting Retrofits - 300 lighting fixtures were retrofitted during in 2009, estimated to save 1.4 million Kwh / annually.
      • 23 Motion Sensors were installed in various office areas.
      • Reduction in HVAC operating schedule, reducing heating and cooling hrs by approx. 700 hours annually.
      • Installation of (16) in-ceiling Airius fan units were installed in locations with high ceilings.  This improvement helps in circulating air and preventing levels of temperature variations from developing.
      • For 2010, the installation of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's) is scheduled for the stadiums cooling towers. This project is estimated to reduce energy usage by over 200,000 KWh annually.
  7. Rocky Mountain Region Greener Venues Partnership
    • The first partnership of its kind, Sports Authority Field became a charter member of the program along with the other major Sports and Entertainment Venues in the Denver Metro Area.  The EPA helped in forming the partnership and is using the program as a template for other cities in the US.
  8. In 2009 citizens of Broncos Country helped generate $1.3 million for Colorado State Parks, Great Outdoors Colorado and the Conservation Trust Fund, which supports recreation facilities statewide by playing the Denver Broncos Scratch Game from Colorado Lottery.  Thank you for helping to keep Broncos Country Beautiful and don't forget to purchase Broncos Scratch Tickets again this season.
  9. How many plastic bottles do Americans go through every year? 2.5 million, by recycling only one out of every ten of the bottles we use; it would reduce the amount of waste going to landfills by over 200 million lbs each year.

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