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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Denver Broncos - Home Stadiums



A. The Denver Broncos franchise was established in 1960 as part of the AFL (American Football League) and joined the NFL in 1970. The team has always been known as the Denver Broncos.

B. The Broncos have played in three home stadiums:
1. Bears Stadium (renamed Mile High Stadium in 1968)
1960-2000 - Image circa 1967
Bears Stadium was built in 1948 as a baseball ballpark home to the Triple A Denver Bears baseball team. The same structure and field underwent numerous transitions until it became Mile High Stadium as most fans know the structure/stadium. The stadium was known as Bears Stadium from 1948 - 1968 at which point the structure underwent a major renovation and was renamed Mile High Stadium. The image below is circa 1967.

















2. University of Denver Stadium, aka DU Stadium, aka Hilltop Stadium
Parts of 1962 + 1963 - Image circa 1963

The Denver Broncos played 11 pre-season games and 2 early regular season games at DU stadium in the early and mid-1960s. The Broncos' home venue, Bears Stadium (later renamed "Mile High"), was shared with the Triple-A Denver Bears baseball club and this required the Broncos to move to University of Denver Stadium for these 11 pre-season games and 2 regular season games.
The two regular season home games played at Univ of Denver Stadium were:
Fri Sept 7, 1962 vs San Diego Chargers
Sat Sept 7, 1963 vs Kansas City Chiefs















3. Mile High Stadium, Denver
1960-2000 - Image circa 1990


4. INVESCO Field at Mile High (2001-10) / Sports Authority Field at Mile High (2011-17) / Broncos Stadium at Mile High (2018) / Empower Field at Mile High (2019-Present), Denver
2001- Present


C. For more information on the Broncos, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Broncos' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Denver_Broncos_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com


D. Celebrate the Broncos' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Denver Broncos and the history of the Broncos franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 13 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 13 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Denver Broncos YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjOXxdVozhg or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Denver-Broncos-c113/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

E. Stadium artwork
Please note that the actual original, hand drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 4 stadium images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Denver Broncos fan. If you are interested in being the owner of this complete and original collection of Denver Broncos home stadium images, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Broncos.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated November 5, 2020. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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