DENVER— Fans attending the NFL's Kickoff Game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Thursday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High are encouraged to be in their seats by 6 p.m. with pregame entertainment beginning at approximately 6:20 p.m.
The entertainment will include a special 'Championship Celebration' recognizing the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win. The championship celebration will be broadcast by NBC (KUSA-TV in Denver) beginning at 6:29 p.m. MDT.
Below are new gameday features for 2016 as well as an entertainment timeline for Thursday's game.
NEW AND EXCITING FOR THE 2016 SEASON
Mile High Monument:A structure built to honor the rich history of Mile High Stadium, Mile High Monument will be open from 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday. The 3,000-square foot structure is approximately 1/8 the size of the original Mile High Stadium and will offer fans a look into the history and greatest moments at the venue, which served as the Broncos home stadium from 1960-2000. The monument can accommodate up to 300 people and will include a 15" x 6'2" video scoreboard with replica Bucky statue, dimmable LED stadium lighting and original Mile High Stadium seats. Fans can find the monument in Lot J* *located northwest of Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Bud Light Rooftops:The Broncos' Bud Light Roof Tops on the fifth level on both the west and east sides offer expanded lounge-like settings complete with TVs, phone chargers and great views. Access is free (food and beverage available for purchase) for all fans. Entrances are across from Sections 511 (West) and 537 (East).
United in Orange Pale Ale:** Breckenridge Brewery's United in Orange Pale Ale, a custom craft that is brewed with orange juice and orange peel, will be available at various locations throughout the stadium in 2016. The brew is a pale ale at its core but moderately hopped to provide balance to the sweetness derived from pale malt and orange juice.
Twitter Vending Machine:The* *NFL's first Twitter vending machine continues for its second season. The user's interface has been updated as fans can take a picture of Broncos Bud Light Team Can using #MyTeamCan and a random code to win a prize that could include complimentary beer at the current or a future game, Broncos Bud Light skis or other wearable merchandise, seat upgrades, ski lift tickets and more.
Raise One to the Champs with Bud Light and Ibotta: On Thursday only, earn cash back from Ibotta when you purchase Bud Light throughout the state of Colorado. Please note that each user is allowed one (1) rebate redemption from the three (3) exclusive offers.
Exclusive rebate offers include:
- Earn a $4.00 rebate on the purchase of one (1) Bud Light® draft or bottle at any restaurant or bar.
- Earn a $7.25 rebate on the purchase of one (1) Bud Light® draft or bottle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
- Earn a $4.00 rebate on the purchase of one (1) Bud Light® 12 pack or larger at any liquor store.
This offer can be redeemed inside the stadium at the following concession stands:
Crafts & Drafts: 103, 107, 114, 123, 506, 522, 536
United Club Level: Fireside Bar West 306, Fireside Bar West 308, West Window Bar, Fireside Bar East 336, Fireside Bar East 338 and East Window Bar
For more information, please visit http://www.denverbroncos.com/ibotta/
Digital Ticketing/Parking: All tickets and parking permits will be distributed through email or the attendees' account manager. This allows fans to print their tickets and permits at home.
DENVER BRONCOS GAMEDAY ENTERTAINMENT TIMELINE
PREGAME (STADIUM GROUNDS)
12 p.m.Parking Lot C opens for early tailgating
1:30 p.m. All parking lots open
2:30 p.m. Mile High Mountain Village opens (access through Gate 4)
All-You-Can Eat Tailgate with 2-for-1 beer, prizes, visits from Miles the Mascot, alumni and cheerleaders. It is $20 a game pre-order through Wednesday and $25 the day of game. Entry to Mountain Village is only valid with a gameday ticket.
3:30 p.m.Premium Gates Open
4:30 p.m.All Stadium Gates Open
*3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. *
Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall opens with special bar service from Bud Light Build a Bar.
TIMBER! The Band will be providing musical entertainment.
6:00 p.m.All fans encouraged to be in their seats
6:20 p.m.** Pre-game entertainment begins, including:
- Parade of Colors
- Championship Celebration: Fans will have the opportunity to celebrate Broncos championship moments, culminating with the celebration of Super Bowl 50
- National Anthem—Andra Day: The singer and songwriter's full-length debut, Cheers to the Fall, garnered a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nod for "Best R&B Album," while her single Rise Up notched a nomination for "Best R&B Performance." At the 47th NAACP Image Awards, she received a nod for "Outstanding New Artist."
- Team Introductions
First Quarter Break: Denver native and Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken will be recognized as this game's Broncos Country Hero.
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