Denver fans had their first opportunity to return to Empower Field at Mile High since COVID-19 restrictions prevented their attendance to Broncos home games for most of 2020. As Broncos Country turned Empower Field orange for the preseason home opener, many Broncos players took their home field for the first time in front of fans in blue and orange.
For many players, this game marked their first opportunity to play in front of a full-capacity home crowd in Denver. For others, it was their first game playing in front of tens of thousands of Broncos fans in over a year. Both rookies and veterans took to social media to share their excitement and appreciation for their return to Empower Field and the return of Broncos Country.