Fans attending Saturday's NFL Divisional Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High should be aware of the following important information.
A sellout crowd of 76,000-plus fans is expected with traffic congestion and delays likely. The Broncos and stadium management strongly recommend planning extra time for transportation to the stadium and arriving at stadium gates no later than 60 minutes before kickoff to avoid delays at security checkpoints and be in seats in time for pre-game ceremonies.
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A full list of stadium policies and other information can be found by visiting www.SportsAuthorityField.com.
9 a.m. Parking Lots Open (Early tailgating spaces open at 8 a.m.)
10:30 a.m. Mountain Village Opens (Enter through Gate 4)
11 a.m. United Club & Suites Open (Enter through Gates 2 & 7)
Noon All Stadium Gates Open
2:30 p.m. Kickoff
Cold Weather Preparations
With temperatures in the low 20s expected for the game, fans are urged to dress in appropriate attire to keep warm. Small bags (12" x 12" x 12" or smaller) to store extra layers and small blankets will be allowed inside the stadium. Hand warmers are permitted and will also be available for purchase at all merchandise kiosks on concourse levels. Additionally, hot cocoa and coffee will be sold at all permanent concession stands and select portables throughout the stadium.
Please note that heated jackets, thermoses or other hard-sided containers are not permitted inside the stadium. All items will be searched prior to entering Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Parking & Transportation Information
All stadium-managed parking lots open at 9 a.m. Please be aware that on-site spaces are reserved primarily for season-ticket holders who have purchased parking permits in advance. A limited number of single-game spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Single-game spaces are cash only and are expected to sell out by noon. Additional single-game parking for those without pre-sold permits is conveniently available at the Pepsi Center, which is a 15-minute walk to the stadium.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT Parking on neighborhood streets is prohibited & violators will be ticketed & towed**
RTD BroncosRide provides fans with direct bus service from local Park-n-Rides to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Busses depart Park-n-Rides and other locations 2½ to 1 hour prior to kickoff. Busses drop fans off and pick them up after the game in Lot A, located directly behind the main scoreboard at the stadium.
Special C Line service to the Sports Authority Field at Mile High light rail station will be available at least two hours before the game. Ticket agents will be available at key stations. Riders should purchase a round-trip ticket at your initial boarding station to avoid delays after the game.
Go to http://www.RTD-Denver.com or call the RTD Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000 for more details.