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Broncos Announce More Than $100 Million In Upgrades To Empower Field At Mile High

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022

Broncos Announce More Than $100 Million In Upgrades To Empower Field At Mile High

DENVER — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday announced plans for more than $100 million in upgrades to Empower Field at Mile High to mark the single-largest capital improvement in the stadium’s 22-year history.
The enhancements, which are scheduled to begin in the offseason and be completed before the start of the 2023 NFL season, include dramatic improvements to the videoboards, premium hospitality areas, technology, concessions, the Broncos Team Store and elevators. The Metropolitan Football Stadium District approved $12 million in funding for the project, and the remainder of the cost is assumed by the Broncos with G-4 financing approved today by the NFL.
“This significant investment in Empower Field at Mile High—the largest in the stadium’s history—demonstrates the deep commitment by the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group to immediately and continually provide the best possible experience for our fans,” President Damani Leech said. “As we look toward the future with the long-term plans for our stadium, we are equally focused on the present to ensure Empower Field at Mile High remains a premier sports and entertainment venue.
“We are excited to announce these upgrades to Empower Field at Mile High and are grateful for the support of our ownership group, the Metropolitan Football Stadium District and the National Football League.”
Below is a breakdown of the Empower Field at Mile High upgrades:


The South Scoreboard of Empower Field at Mile High will expand by 70 percent to currently rank as the fourth-largest single scoreboard in an NFL stadium. Measuring 31 feet taller than the current display, the new scoreboard will now measure 72’h x 225’w. The South Scoreboard as well as the two other in-bowl videoboards and ribbon boards will all be upgraded to HDR (High Dynamic Range)-quality displays. Powered by Daktronics with engineering and technical support from Colorado-based Arrow Electronics, the new main video board will feature more screen surface area to showcase real-time statistics, hi-definition replays, enhanced in-game entertainment and more.

Premium Hospitality Areas

Premium guests at Empower Field at Mile High will enjoy an elevated experience immediately upon entry with renovated corridors and suites. A new all-inclusive hospitality space—located on Level 0—will be built exclusively for fans to enjoy on gameday. Additionally, the United Club will include revamped A/V technology features and larger HD video displays for fan entertainment.


Empower Field at Mile High’s video control room will be rebuilt with cutting-edge technology, including a conversion to HDR, while the Tunnel Boards will also undergo significant enhancements. Beginning in 2024, the WiFi system throughout Empower Field at Mile High will also be enhanced as part of ongoing upgrades to ensure best-in-class connectivity.


Along with Aramark—the Broncos’ official food and beverage provider—Empower Field at Mile High is pleased to provide significant concession upgrades for fans. As part of the improvements, the South Deck of Empower Field at Mile High will now feature permanent concessions for the first time ever. Additional concession enhancements also will be made to Levels 1, 2, 3 & 5 and will include more fan favorites such as Favs @ Mile High and Denver Cocktail Co. Currently featuring the largest deployment of autonomous markets of any sports venue, Empower Field at Mile High will expand this technology within current concession areas to further increase the speed of service through a contactless shopping experience.

Broncos Team Store

Located on the south end of Empower Field at Mile High, the Broncos Team Store will undergo a 3,000-square-foot expansion. The spacious new store (25 percent larger) will include more point-of-sale systems and expanded checkout areas to facilitate guest flow. Additionally, for the first time ever, customer restrooms will be installed in Broncos Team Store.


Two new elevators will be installed on both the east and west sides of Empower Field at Mile High to better assist ADA patrons and guests as they navigate various stadium levels.