The 2009 NFL season marks the 50th season of the Denver Broncos. To celebrate the past and embrace the future, the franchise is recognizing its community of fans as being a part of Broncos Country for 50 seasons.
A Legacy Game will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in the Broncos' home game vs. the New England Patriots, which kicks off at 2:15 p.m. The Broncos played their first season in 1960 with seven other teams in the American Football League: Buffalo Bills, Dallas Texans (became the Kansas City Chiefs), Boston Patriots (became the New England Patriots), Titans of New York (became the New York Jets), Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers (became the Tennessee Titans).
In an effort to "turn back the clock," the entire Broncos team will be wearing classic yellow and brown jerseys with brown helmets. The cheerleaders will be wearing their own version of a yellow and brown outfit. Other specific details surrounding the game are still pending, but fans will step into the past and experience elements of the Broncos first season. Yellow and brown merchandise is currently for sale at the Denver Broncos Team Store at INVESCO Field at Mile High and online at DenverBroncosProShop.com.
The Broncos also plan to recognize the elite group of season ticket holders who have held their seat accounts since 1960 throughout the Legacy Game weekend.
Fans will have the opportunity to select their All-Time Broncos team through an online vote. Fans will choose their favorite Broncos by position and the top vote-getters will make up the 50th Anniversary team. That team will be honored on the field during the Legacy Game on October 11. Additionally, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to join the 50th Anniversary team during the ceremony.
Voting for the 50th Anniversary team will begin June 6 at Broncos Fan Fair. Fans can vote by logging on to DenverBroncos.com or on computer kiosks at various team events. Voting will conclude on September 4.
For more details and to purchase 2009 season tickets, please visit DenverBroncos.com.