WHAT: **Broncos vs. Colts
WHEN:2:25 p.m. MT
WHERE:Sports Authority Field at Mile High
WHERE TO WATCH:CBS
LIVE PREGAME SHOW:At 12 p.m. MT watch Broncos TV's live pregame show from the stadium on DenverBroncos.com or on your phone with the Denver Broncos 365 app.
DENVER – The Denver Broncos (12-4) host the Indianapolis Colts (12-5) in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High with kickoff set for 2:40 p.m. MST. The game is sponsored by U.S. Bank FlexPerks, Sports Authority, Bud Light and Verizon.
The Mile High Mountain Village will open at 10:30 a.m. It will feature an all-you-can-eat tailgate buffet and 2-for-1 $2 beers at the Tavern at Mile High along with prizes for attendees, face painting, the 850 KOA live pregame show and visits from Miles the Mascot, Broncos Alumni and Broncos Cheerleaders. A trio of former Broncos—kicker Jim Turner,*guardPaul Howardand cornerbackLe-Lo Lang* —will appear from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
The Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall will host a Celebrity Chef Cook Off featuring former Broncos defensive back Steve Foley, linebacker Bob Swensonand cornerback Louis Wright along with Troy Guard, owner of six Denver-area restaurants, including TAG, TAG Raw Bar, TAG Burger Bar, Sugarmill, Los Chingones and the newest Guard & Grace (opening in March 2015). The competition is scheduled to take place beginning at 1 p.m. During the event, 500 samples of a featured tailgate recipe will be prepared and distributed to fans at the Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall.
GameDay magazines will recap the Broncos' 2014 journey to the postseason. The magazines will be passed out at all entrances to the first 45,000 fans. United in Orange Rally Towels will be passed out to all fans entering the stadium, sponsored by Bud Light, U.S. Bank FlexPerks, Sports Authority and Verizon. The Coca-Cola Coin Toss will feature former running back Otis Armstrong, who played for the Broncos from 1973-80.
Pregame entertainment will be provided by the Denver Broncos Cheerleader and Stampede Drum Line along with a military flyover of two F-18 fighter jets along with presentations of both Broncos and American flags and DJ Bedz mixing during player warm ups. Sunday's game will also include local Christian recording artist and concert headliner Leah Shaferin the signing of the national anthem.
Several members of the Denver Broncos' 1977 Orange Crush defense will be honored during halftime of the game. The tribute will honor each former player and coach in attendance and recap the 1977 season—the breakthrough year for the Broncos in the NFL in which its famed defense led the franchise to its first postseason berth and an appearance in Super Bowl XII against the Dallas Cowboys.
Broncos Ring of Fame linebacker Tom Jackson, the inspirational leader of the Orange Crush defense from 1973-86, will be featured on a recorded message on the ThunderVision scoreboard during the tribute.
To purchase Broncos gear, fans can visit the Broncos' team store at Sports Authority Field at Mile High or at their indoor practice facility at Dove Valley. Fans can also shop for Broncos items at www.shop.denverbroncos.com.
To provide a safer environment for the public and expedite fan entry into the stadium, NFL policy limits and restricts the size and type of bags that are permitted into the stadium during Broncos games and any other in-stadium public event.
The Broncos encourage fans not to bring any bags, however the following will be permitted:
- One clear bag no larger than 12" by x 6" x 12" OR a one-gallon clear freezer bag (Ziploc or similar).
- In addition, fans may carry a small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5" x 4.5", with or without a strap.
- Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse.
- Diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag, however diaper bags are not permitted
- Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are permitted if carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.
- Blankets should be carried over the shoulder to be screened more quickly.
- Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones may be carried in loosely or in an approved clear bag.
- Seat cushions must not exceed 18 inches wide and contain no pockets, zippers or concealable areas.
There are no provisions to check items at the gates. Fans will be asked to either take prohibited items back to their car, if they have not entered the stadium, or dispose of prohibited items at the gate. The Denver Broncos and the stadium are not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, or damaged.
A printable summary of stadium bag policy & game day security information can be downloaded here.