The Broncos have been playing professional football since 1960 when they joined the AFL. Denver stumbled out of the gate, failing to record a winning season for the franchise’s first 13 years in the NFL. Finally, under new head coach Red Miller, the Broncos made the playoffs for the first time in 1977. After a few more playoff appearances, the Broncos embarked on perhaps their most successful stretch in franchise history. That impressive portion of Denver history was the John Elway era of Bronco football. From 1983 to 1998 Elway was under center for Denver, leading the team to 10 playoff appearances, seven division titles, and back-to-back Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998. Since Elway’s departure the Broncos have continued their success. Though Denver hasn’t returned to the Super Bowl, they have had just three losing seasons since Elway’s retirement. Now, with Elway in the front office as the general manager, Denver has made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the firs time since 2004-2005. The Broncos have retired the numbers of three players, including Elway’s No. 7. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Denver Broncos tickets.
2015 Broncos Season Preview
While the Super Bowl was a Sunday to forget for all Broncos fans, the season leading up to it was one of the most memorable. The Broncos went 13-3 behind Peyton Manning and the best offense in the NFL and made a great run through the AFC playoffs. The Broncos are one of the favorites in the conference once again in 2014, even with the losses of Eric Decker and Knowshon Moreno. It hasn’t been all losses though, as the Broncos have added WR Emmanuel Sanders, DE Demarcus Ware and CB Aqib Talib. Denver was also able to add on help in the secondary and at wide receiver in the first few rounds of the draft. The Broncos will open the season by welcoming in Manning’s old team, the Colts, in Week 1. The Chiefs will take the trip to Mile High in Week two, before the Broncos head to Seattle for a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl. Big games against the 49ers and Patriots await in midseason, and Denver will close it out at home against the Raiders in Week 17.
Check out our Denver Broncos Season Preview History page for previews of previous Broncos seasons.
Denver Broncos Football at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Address: 1701 Bryant St, Denver, Colorado, 80204
The Broncos play their home games at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, located in Denver, Colorado. When filled to capacity, Sports Authority Field at Mile High holds more than 76 thousand screaming fans. Denver’s home since 2001, the Broncos moved the 27-foot statue of Bucky Bronco from Mile High Stadium to their new home. Located within the stadium is the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, where fans can relive the great moments in Colorado sports history. The Denver Broncos home bench is on the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium sideline with sections 100-110, so for a spot near the team, look for Denver Broncos tickets in these sections. Sports Authority Field at Mile High parking information is covered in our Broncos event guide.
Broncos vs. Raiders
With over 20 division titles and multiple Super Bowl championships between the two teams, this rivalry has become one of the best in the NFL. This rivalry has always been intense, but reached its highest point when the Broncos defeated the Raiders for the AFC Championship game in 1977. Adding fuel to the rivalry was the Broncos hiring Mike Shanahan as their head coach after he had spent time as the Raiders head coach.
Broncos vs. Chiefs
A rivalry that dates back to the 1960s, these two teams battle it out two times a year and often times for a chance to be division champion. With over 100 matchups and one playoff game, there are no secrets between the teams. The intensity level always seems to be at its highest when these two teams meet and has even carried over to the head coaches during their postgame handshake.
Broncos vs. Chargers
A rivalry is often built on close games and both teams winning. After the first three matchups as division foes, the Chargers won once, the Broncos won once, and both teams tied. This marked the start of a rivalry that has become one of the best in the NFL and continues to get better as both teams play twice a season and battle it out for division supremacy.
Broncos in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and the NFL Playoffs
The Broncos have become one of the most successful franchises in the history of the NFL. With one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, Denver has established themselves above most of the other organizations in the league. With multiple Super Bowls and 5+ AFC Championships, the Broncos continue to build off their storied past. Denver has won 10+ division titles and has appeared in the NFL playoffs over 18 times.
Denver Broncos Event Guide
Where is the best place to park at Sports Authority Field at Mile High?
There is plenty of on-site parking at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. There are seven parking lots immediately to the west of the stadium inside of Mile High Stadium Circle. There are two smaller parking lots just on the west side of Mile High Stadium Circle at 17th and 19th. If you are not afraid of a walk, try looking at the Pepsi Center, or Auraria Campus. These parking options are a few blocks to the east of the stadium and usually a few dollars cheaper to park at. There are two RTD stations in the area. Both the Decatur-Federal Station and the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station are within walking distance of the stadium and offer a way to avoid driving and parking.
How can I buy cheap Denver Broncos tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Denver Broncos tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Broncos tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee AFC opponents, like the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase Denver Broncos tickets near face value.
What time do the gates open prior to a Broncos game?
Gates open at Sports Authority Field at Mile High two hours before kickoff.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 Denver Broncos football schedule?
The Broncos 2015-2016 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NFL. The Broncos plays in the AFC West, which means games against the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. Game times are announced by the NFL as soon as the TV schedule is set. Denver Broncos home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Broncos news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Denver Broncos team roster.
What is the best concession food at a Broncos game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High?
Colorado has a large number of locally brewed beers and Sports Authority Field offers a taste of some of the best in the Rivers Edge Tap Room. There are bars throughout that offer draft or bottled beer, cocktails and wine. Bronco Brats are one of the local favorites, as are the Buenos Dias Burritos. Mile High is the only NFL stadium to serve an Orange Crush daiquiri.
Can I buy Denver Broncos football season tickets?
Denver Broncos season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Denver Broncos tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
All guests two years old and older must have a ticket to enter the stadium. If your child is under two years old they may enter without a ticket, but must sit on a guardian’s lap for the duration of the game.
Where are good places to eat before a Broncos game?
Denver has some great dining options. If you enjoy Mexican food try La Loma, Taqueria Mi Pueblo, or Patzcuaro’s. For awesome pizza visit Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada, Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana, or Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House. If you are looking for trendier restaurants with fun atmospheres check out Linger, Polished Tavern, or Root Down. Sobo 151 Czech Bar & Grill, Wash Park Sports Alley, and Highland Tap and Burger are three sports bars that are worth visiting. For a more upscale dining experience try Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Ocean Prime, and Rioja. US Thai Café, Thai Monkey Club, and Snow Thai are three great Thai food places within a few miles of the stadium. Other good places are TAG, The Kitchen, and The Squeaky Bean.