Thousands of fans flocked to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for Broncos en Espanol. Check out these photos from the event.
DENVER-** While the lower concourse of Sports Authority Field at Mile High is barren on most weeknights, Wednesday was the exception as approximately 5,000 fans attended "Broncos En Español" presented by Noble Energy, King Soopers, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Sports Authority, Univision Colorado and US Bank.
Music was blasting, games were played, faces were painted and fans had a great time supporting the Broncos.
"This event has become a day where we can just open the stadium gates and welcome all of our Spanish-speaking fans for an evening full of activities and fun." said Broncos Manager of Fan Development Marisol Villagomez. "It is an opportunity for us to connect with this community as the NFL and clubs celebrate Hispanic Heritage month."
While thousands of fans explored the stadium, a few players also enjoyed themselves at the event. Brandon Marshall, Ben Garland, Aaron Brewer, Mitch Unrein, Cody Latimer and Isaiah Burse were at the event signing autographs and being interviewed by young fans as part of a Junior Reporter program. Denver Broncos Cheerleaders were also on hand and the Miles the Mascot photo station was very popular.
"This is a very passionate community and that's what we love about our fans. The more fans with that sort of passion the better," Villagomez said. "The Hispanic community is rapidly growing in Colorado and we like to take every opportunity possible to welcome them to the stadium and to thank them for their support of the Broncos."
This event has been occurring for a few years, but this is the first time the lower concourse has been completely open. In addition to Broncos booths, sponsors put up activations and fans enjoyed the various games and activities available all throughout the concourse.
Lety Varelas, a first-time attendee, brought her two daughters to the event. They took pictures with Miles and had their jerseys signed by Marshall and Brewer.
"I think it's awesome that the Broncos are reaching out to the Latin community," Varelas said. "It really says something positive about the team that they put on events like this. Most of all I think it's good for them to know that we support them. We're here for them, too."