Denver Broncos Football 2017 & 2018

Enjoy a Denver Broncos football game during your time in the Mile High City. The 2016 Super Bowl Champions start in August with their pre-season games. Their regular schedule is from September to early January.

You can catch them later in January or early February if they head into post season play (and hopefully the Super Bowl)!

Their games are played at Mile High. It's an amazing place to catch a game, and it will give you a real local experience.

Getting to the stadium is easy, too, because it's just west of downtown. It's also a quick drive or public transit ride from most places in the Denver metro area.

Read on for details on their home schedule this season. You will also find tips to attend a game, ideas on where to find the best gear for the game, and my favorite spots to pick up some food or a drink either before or after each game.

Don't miss your chance to see the Broncos in action!

2017 Home Schedule

Pre-Season

  • 8/26: Green Bay Packers
  • 8/31: Arizona Cardinals

Regular Season Home Games

  • 9/11: San Diego Chargers at 8:20 p.m.
  • 9/17: Dallas Cowboys at 2:25 pm
  • 10/1: Oakland Raiders at 2:25 pm
  • 10/15: New York Giants at 6:30 pm
  • 11/12: New England Patriots at 6:30 pm
  • 11/19: Cincinnati Bengals at 2:25 pm
  • 12/10: New York Jets at 2:05 pm
  • 12/31: Kansas City Chiefs at 2:25 pm

Note: All times are Mountain Time.

Jump ahead to these other sections on the Denver Broncos football page:

Denver Broncos Football Seating Chart

*Seating chart courtesy of Ticketmaster.com.

Hotels Near Sports Mile High Stadium

Parking, Shuttles, & Public Transit Tips

Parking Near the Stadium

Parking at the on-stadium lots at Mile High for Denver Broncos football games is primarily reserved for season ticket holders. Each game, a handful of single-game spaces are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The lots open at 8 a.m. on game day and often sell out in an hour. If you plan to drive, either buy your on-stadium parking in advance or head to one of these offsite lots:

  • Pepsi Center Lots: You will find several lots at the Pepsi Center. Access them via 1-25. Spaces cost around $15 to $20.
  • Auraria Campus: You will also find some great parking on the Auraria Campus. These spaces are also around $15 to $20, and you can easily access them from 1-25.

All of these lots are about a 15- to 20-minute walk to the stadium.

Note: Do not park on the streets in the local neighborhood. Parking is illegal here and you will be towed.

Shuttles

A great alternative to driving to the Denver broncos football games is a shuttle. On game days, there are two options.

BroncosRide

These shuttles stop at designated park and rides all around the Denver metro area. The cost is about $4.50 to $10 depending on your pick-up point. The rides start about 2.5 hours before kick off for weekend games.

On weekdays, the shuttle picks up starting two hours before the game. Meet the shuttle in Parking Lot A for the return trip.

Federal Shuttle

The Federal Shuttle is another option that will easily get you to the game. The shuttle stops at Lincoln High School (2285 South Federal Boulevard) and several other places along Federal.

It starts two hours before the games with the final picks ups at 10 minutes after kickoff. The return shuttles start immediately after the end of the game. The final return shuttle leaves 45 minutes after the game.

Transit

Denver has done a wonderful job in recent years to improve its public transit system. You will find several great options that drop you off near the stadium.

LightRail

The C, E, and W lines all stop at Mile High Stadium stop. It's just a short walk to the stadium from this stop.

You can also take the West Corridor Line to the Decatur-Federal Station. It's about a 10-minute walk to the Denver Broncos football games from there.

Broncos Gear

Are you looking to pick up some Broncos gear? You can get some at the stadium either before or after the game.

The Broncos Team Store is at the south end of the stadium right below the main scoreboard. Access it from outside the stadium before the gates open on game day. Once the gates open, you can only access the store from inside the stadium.

Do you need something before you get to the stadium? If you know what you want, you can also get your gear online before the game.

Best Places to Eat & Drink Nearby

Here are just a few of my favorite places to go for a drink or some food either before or after the games.

Strange Craft

Address: 1330 Zuni St., Unit M

Strange Craft is no stranger to making delicious craft beers. It's known for being a friendly brewpub with a lot of different beer choices. It's extremely close to Mile High Stadium, so it's the perfect place to grab a beer and a bite before or after the game.

You'll find a lot of Denver Broncos football fans here, yet you can wear your favorite team's colors and still feel welcome. Food isn't served here, but you can buy some next door.  

The atmosphere is fun, inviting, and very cool.

El Patron Sports Bar

Address: 1703 Federal Blvd.

If you're in the mood for some Mexican food and fun, El Patron Sports Bar is the place for you! It's right across from Mile High Stadium, so you can easily get to and from it as you get ready to party before or after the game.

It has a full bar, and the margaritas are to die for. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. They have Broncos games live on TV, so you can even afford to spend time here if you're running late to the game. 

Brooklyn's

Address: 2644 West Colfax Ave.

Just off the beaten path near Mile High Stadium is Brooklyn's Invesco Field. If you're looking for a fun bar with a lot of TVs to watch other games, then Brooklyn's is the place for you.

It has a party atmosphere that you'll notice the minute you walk in the door. If you don't feel like watching the games, or just need a bit of fresh Rocky Mountain air, head out to the patio to relax.

Note that this place gets packed on game day, so show up early and get your game face on. Even if you aren't a Broncos fan, you're sure to be welcomed by local fans. 

Tacos El Paisa

Address: 1920 Federal Blvd.

Another great Mexican restaurant close to Mile High Stadium is Tacos El Paisa. It's famous for its smothered Macho burritos, and the margaritas are a fun treat with their tiny umbrellas. If it's snowing at the game, maybe you can use the umbrellas to cover your beers!

It place may look a little rough on the outside, but it is well worth the trip before or after a Broncos game.

Stadium Tours

How often do you get a chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour of a famous stadium without loads of people yelling and screaming? Not too often. Well, here is your chance. 

Each tour takes about 75 to 90 minutes and is led by a professionally trained guide to give you the best, most in-depth experience as you walk around this stunning stadium.

The tour is only about half a mile, so don't worry about getting winded or worn out at Mile High Stadium. The guides will make sure you are well taken care of. The tours are also fully ADA accessible, and although no wheelchairs or strollers are available, you can bring your own.

Even if you aren't a Broncos fan, or even a sports fan, the stadium tour is fun because you learn a lot of the secrets about how it was built and what happens when no one is looking. Plus you get insights that other people don't get when they just go to games.

The tour starts at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and Museum located at Gate 1 on the stadium's west side. 

Since the tour starts here, the first place you'll see is the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Other places on the tour include the executive suites, which are awesome, and the NFL visiting team's locker room.

One of the favorites of the tour is the keg room. I'm pretty sure you can guess what is stored there and what you'll see. 

Another favorite is Thunder's Stall. Thunder is the Broncos mascot, and it is fun to see where he stays during the game. Thunder is quite proud of his heritage as a purebred Arabian gelding. 

The tour schedule changes depending on the time of year, so make sure to plan accordingly.

Tour Prices:

  • Adults: $20 
  • Seniors (65+): $15 
  • Military I.D.: $15 
  • Children 6 to 12 years old: $15 
  • Children 5 and younger: Free if with an adult. However, there is a maximum of two paying adults.

Lastly, groups of 25 or more are only $10 a person. Being that large groups may need some accommodation, book these in advance. The recommendation is two or three weeks in advance. Contact the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame at 720-258-3888 to make a group reservation.

About the Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos football team started in the American Football League in 1960. At this time, there were two separate leagues: the American Football League and the National Football League.

The leagues merged in 1970, and up until that time, the Broncos were unable to win any division titles. However, after 1970, the Broncos became a force to reckon with as they won 15 division titles, played in eight Super Bowls, and have won three Super Bowls.

Their most famous player was John Elway, who is now the president of the team. When he was quarterback, Elway played in five Super Bowls, winning two, and set numerous records that stand today.

Elway is a well-loved member of the Denver community. Pat Bowlen is the much-loved owner, and the team is definitely the darlings of Denver.

The Denver Broncos football team won its third Super Bowl Championship under both the steady hands of quarterback Peyton Manning and the amazing Broncos' defense in 2016. Peyton had been released from the Indianapolis Colts, and the Broncos needed a new quarterback.

The team, and Peyton, were a match made in heaven and they won their third Super Bowl Championship for the Broncos. 

Make sure you attend a game to see what these five-time Super Bowl champs are up to this year!


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