As Broncos training camp rapidly approaches, it's time to decide if you'll make the trip down to UCHealth Training Center for one of the 13 open practices.
Read on to see just a few of the many reasons that Broncos Camp is one of the top destinations of the summer!
Get your first look at the 2018 Denver Broncos
With the rookies back in the building and on the field, there are only a few short days before 2018 Broncos training camp begins.
If you're headed down to UCHealth Training Center on Saturday – or for any practice that follows – you'll be part of an exclusive club. That's because you'll have the first look at your Denver Broncos. And while the "real" games don't start until September, there's plenty to learn from training camp.
You could be there the day that the running back battle is decided. You could watch the Broncos practice against the Bears from Aug. 7-9. You could see a guard named as the starter or a third wide receiver emerge.
If the defense is as strong as it has been and the offense plays with an added intensity, you'll be the first to know.
Certainly, whatever happens in September and October is almost surely going to be hinted at during those early days of camp.
Will you be there?
Play catch with your favorite Broncos player
Planning on getting to training camp early? You could be in for the surprise of your life.
Plenty of lucky fans – especially the youngest members of Broncos Country – have gotten singled out by players like wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. What happens next is just part of what makes #BroncosCamp the place to be in the summer.
During breaks in the action, the pair of wide receivers has tended to toss the football back and forth with lucky fans. Not picked to play catch? You still could be on the receiving end of a high five as a Broncos receiver runs down the rope line following a touchdown.
At training camp, you're not just watching the action -- you're part of the action.
Attend Kids Day at Camp and Miles' birthday celebration!
There's never a bad day to attend #BroncosCamp.
You could go Saturday, July 28, for the first day of camp. You could go July 30, when the Broncos will likely don pads for the first time.
But if you're one of Broncos Country's younger fans – or if you're the parent or guardian of one – then there may be no better day than Aug. 3.
That's the date of Miles the Mascot's birthday celebration, and it's also Kids Day at Camp.
The first 1,000 children will receive Broncos-branded umbrella hats, and Miles' mascot friends will be in attendance!
There will also be fun activities for kids, including face painting.
This should be the birthday bash of the year! Mark your calendars now!
Collect autographs from your favorite players!
The Broncos have traditionally signed autographs for fans after every open practice. Typically, a different position group will sign along the edge of the berm each day. That means, depending on when you show up to #BroncosCamp, you could wind up with an autograph from Von Miller, Demaryius Thomas, Chris Harris Jr., Case Keenum or Bradley Chubb!
The players tend to spend a good amount of time signing at the end of practice before they head off for the next steps in their busy days. Showing up early to camp can help in your efforts to get autographs, as an earlier arrival will ensure a spot closer to the rope line. The parking lots open each morning at 7 a.m., so don't be afraid to be there bright and early.
Fill up on football and good food!
The west side of the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse will feature a variety of food options from around the Denver metro area, and fans will be able to purchase meals after a day watching the Broncos.
Meals purchased from food trucks will not be permitted inside the practice field gates, but fans can still bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages in small individual quantities.
If training camp isn't enough to satisfy your appetite — for food and for hanging out with the Broncos — consider buying a ticket for September's Taste of the Broncos.
The fourth annual event brings together Denver's most respected chefs for a unique charity event on the Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall outside Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
The outdoor, tailgate-style party has helped the Broncos donate money for more than 525,000 meals through the Food Bank of the Rockies.
Help support the local community and #BeAChampion!
The Broncos, in partnership with Volunteers of America and 9News, will be collecting school supplies during training camp practices for the third consecutive year.
School supplies will be collected outside the entrance gate during all training camp practices. Fans who visit the Stuff for Students tent will be entered to win an autographed Broncos football.
Fans are encouraged to bring the following items for donation:
- Backpacks (all ages)
- 3-ring binders
- Spiral notebooks
- Colored markers or 24-count box of crayons
- Monetary donations (checks, credit cards and cash donations will be accepted)