DENVER — As the fireworks launched over Empower Field at Mile High, fans arrived with excitement as the Denver Broncos kicked off preseason against the Dallas Cowboys.
"Oh I don't even remember how many games," Gus Vinihakis recalled as he reflected on 39 years of season ticket ownership.
Fans came far and wide to attend the game - including many families.
Some of which, were split down the middle for which team they supported.
“She was a Bronco fan from before I met her and I was a die hard Cowboy fan and one thing led to another," Maurilio Gonzalez said of his wife. "So I guess Broncos and Cowboys come together!"
Aurora couple Tracy Groves-Adams and Keith Adams playfully shared banter about their teams.
Keith is a Cowboys fan, while Tracy is a Broncos fan.
“Yeah you guys tend to cheat and beat us from time to time," Keith said to Tracy, followed by laughter.
From Loveland, Dre Rivera, a Cowboys fan, brought along his family, some of which were Broncos fans.
“Got my brother Mo right here – we’re just out here for the game – I don’t know what they’re wearing over here though," Rivera said, teasing his family members. "It's a split family I guess."
With a lot of "new" things happening to the team this season, like a new quarterback and new ownership, one thing was clear, fans are ready for football season.
"...Going to have a good season - I hope everyone comes to the games," Vinihakis said.
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