Baltimore Ravens fans and Denver Broncos fans walk outside of Sports Authority Field at Mile High prior to the game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens on September 5, 2013 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
KUSA - Ken Chin was introduced Tuesday as the executive director of the Denver Sports commission, and he has jumped right in to the city's bid for a Super Bowl.
A group from the Broncos and commission met Monday with the NFL to talk about Denver's bid process for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls. Chin said he and Visit Denver president Richard Scharf along with Broncos president Joe Ellis and senior vice president of business development Mac Freeman met with the NFL's special events department.
"Coming out of that meeting, we're going to look at what happens in 2014 with New York/New Jersey," Chin, who comes to Denver from Atlanta, said. "From there, we'll chat with the Broncos about what they want to do moving forward with a bid."
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is hosting Super Bowl in February, and is the first outdoor stadium in a cold city to have the NFL's biggest event. The Broncos played the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Denver Sports chair Brad Robinette said Visit Denver this week also put in "multiple bids for NCAA championships."
The commission will continue to support efforts to get the Olympics to Denver and Colorado. A Denver exploratory committee was formed to look at a bid for the 2022 Winter Games but the USOC decided in July 2012 to focus on bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
"In the past, Denver Sports has probably been the absolute leadership of it," Robinette said of an Olympic organizing committee in Denver. "Now we have it on the table, and it's time to allow for the government and corporate entities to come together and get that organizing effort together, then we would support and provide resources."
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