DENVER — Welcome back, Broncos Country!
The Denver Broncos will host a full-capacity crowd at Empower Field at Mile High this weekend for the first time since Dec. 29, 2019.
The Broncos welcome the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday with a full crowd of 76,125 allowed. Only a few thousand fans were allowed for some games last season.
The Broncos and Rams kick off at 7 p.m. in the preseason finale.
Consistent with local guidelines, the Broncos said there are no restrictions at Empower Field at Mile High for fans who are vaccinated. Guests who are unvaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering to protect themselves and others.
Here's what you need to know before heading to the stadium on Saturday.
While tickets are sold out for Saturday's game, there are many available for Verified Resale for as low as $20 at Ticketmaster.com.
Fan Health Promise
According to the Broncos, all ticketholders must agree that neither they, nor any of their guests, will attend a game if any one or more of the following is true on game day:
- Within the prior 14 days, they have tested positive for, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
- Within the prior 48 hours, they have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC);
- Within the prior 14 days, they have traveled to any state or international territory identified by federal or applicable local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.
Vaccinated patrons are not required to wear a mask, while unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear one.
The Broncos said mask policies may be adjusted based on the latest local requirements and in accordance with NFL protocols.
Health and Sanitation
The Broncos have installed 800 hand sanitizer stations, installed UV-C lights under escalators, added bipolar ionization in the stadium's HVAC system and transformed all bathrooms to touchless systems, including toilets, sinks and paper towel dispensers.
Clear Bag Policy
The NFL's clear bag policy will be in effect for all Denver Broncos games. Only clear-sided bags, no larger than 12" by 12" by 6", are allowed. One-gallon clear resealable bags are also allowed.
A small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5" x 4.5" will also be permitted. Here's a list of items prohibited at Empower Field at Mile High.
Tailgating is permitted this season at Empower Field after being banned in 2020.
As always, parking will be limited at the stadium.
The Broncos will unveil a new carpool lot this season. Located in Lot A, vehicles with a minimum of four people inside can park for $30 on game day. Limited spots are available, and the lot is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tailgating is not permitted.
Here's Empower Field's parking guide and map.
RTD will continue its suspension of the BroncosRide bus service to the stadium. The suspension began in March 2020. RTD said the service was suspended due to a reduced level of service due to the pandemic and aligned with the available workforce.
The Broncos encourage fans to use RTD's light rail system, which directly serves Empower Field via the Decatur-Federal (W Line) and Empower Field at Mile High (C, E and W Lines) stops.
Concessions and cashless payments
Empower Field at Mile High is now a cashless stadium.
Payment options through mobile devices (such as Apple Pay) and traditional scan/chip options for credit/debit cards at all points of sale will be used throughout the stadium.
Proximity to Players
No autographs will be permitted due to NFL COVID-19 protocols.
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