ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos kicked off their Ring of Fame week with the announcement of the newly rechristened Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse at the UCHealth Training Center named for the Broncos owner, Monday morning.
Naming the building for Bowlen, the Broncos' owner since 1984, was fitting since he was dedicated to building a world-class training facility, beginning with the team's move from the north side of Denver to its current home in 1990. The fieldhouse, which houses the team's indoor training facility, was constructed in 2014 and spans 115,000 square feet.
On July 23, 2014, Bowlen relinquished control of the team in order to fight a battle against Alzheimer's disease, but his impact and devotion to his franchise and the city of Denver is still deeply rooted in the organization.
Bowlen presides over a franchise that is one of the crown jewels among NFL clubs. With more Super Bowl appearances (6) than losing seasons (5) during Mr. Bowlen's ownership, the Broncos are, by any definition, at the pinnacle of professional sports franchises.
The fieldhouse dedication is just one aspect of the celebration surrounding Bowlen's induction as the 28th member of the Broncos Ring of Fame. Broncos alumni will return to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to celebrate with Bowlen before and at halftime of the Broncos' Sunday Night Football match-up against the Green Bay Packers.