|Mayor Hancock Proclaims “Orange Friday 2.0”
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today proclaimed a bigger and better “Orange Friday” in the City and County of Denver for this Friday to support the Denver Broncos leading up to their next playoff game. The Mayor also announced additional ways the City is encouraging residents to cheer on the Broncos.
“Denver is electric with enthusiasm for the Broncos,” Mayor Hancock said. “It’s up to our fans to come together, continue to show support for our team and give them the energy needed to keep this magical season going.”
Broncos fans throughout the Denver area and state are encouraged to wear orange on Friday in advance of the team’s Saturday evening game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.
In addition to "Orange Friday," there are several other ways residents can take part in the excitement, including transforming Bannock St. in front of the City and County Building into a giant “Good Luck Broncos” card with sidewalk chalk.
At 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Mayor Hancock will sign the card and unveil the renaming of Bannock St. to "Broncos Boulevard" for the rest of the week. All Broncos fans are encouraged to join and write their own good luck message to the team.
In partnership with the Civic Center Conservancy, Mayor Hancock is also inviting folks to lunch in Civic Center with local food trucks selling Denver’s culinary delights from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. The Mayor is asking Broncos fans to bring canned goods to Civic Center Park beginning Friday for the “Cans from Fans” food drive co-hosted by the Broncos and FoodWorks Colorado.
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The City is also showing its support for the Broncos by:
- Lighting the City and County Building with orange and blue every night until game day.
- Illuminating the DIA sign on Peña Boulevard and several large LED signs along 14th Street in orange and blue lights.
- Installing “Go Broncos” messages on 6,000 smart parking meter screens throughout Denver.
- Updating the DIA train message with a Broncos message from John Elway, and adorning DIA employees and ambassadors with “Mile High Magic” buttons.
- Hanging Broncos mascot Miles’ jersey on the downtown Pavilions.
- Placing another mayor-to-mayor wager, this time with Boston's Mayor Tom Menino.
Adding to the citywide support, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District are:
- Changing a number of the wayfinder sign lights along the 16th Street Mall to orange and blue.
- Encouraging Downtown Denver building owners to display orange and blue lighting.
- Broadcasting 850KOA's live game coverage over the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park sound system for ice skaters to enjoy. On Saturday, the Southwest Rink is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Skating is free, and skate rentals are free if skaters wear orange or a Broncos jersey! Come early Saturday morning for free learn to skate lessons from 8 to 10 a.m., with free skate rentals.