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Empower Field at Mile High cleared for full capacity for Broncos games


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — When the Broncos kick off at home this season, Empower Field at Mile High will once again be rocking.

The Broncos announced Wednesday that Empower Field at Mile High had been cleared for full capacity for the team's fans.

"We're committed to following the latest COVID-19 medical guidance & encourage all to get vaccinated for the safety of our community," the team said in a tweet.

The Broncos hosted a limited number of fans for select games earlier in the 2020 season before they finished the year without fans in attendance.

Defensive end Dre'Mont Jones said Wednesday he was eager for fans to return to Empower Field at Mile High.

"Hell yeah," Jones said. "We need that. That fan aspect is huge. Last year was really weird. We got just a piece of that when we had a small capacity in the first couple games. … When we lost that, I think that brought my morale down a little bit because you don't hear the fans screaming. What they do for us is very important. We can all say … we appreciate what Broncos Country does for us."

The Broncos are slated to host the Rams in the preseason on Aug. 28 before holding their regular-season home opener on Sept. 26 against the Jets.

Denver will look to continue its sellout streak that began in 1970 and has lasted for more than 400 consecutive games.

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