|Mayor Hancock Proclaims “United in Orange Friday”
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today proclaimed “United in Orange Friday” in the City and County of Denver for this Friday to support the Denver Broncos leading up to their playoff game. The Mayor also announced additional ways the city and its partners are cheering on the Broncos.
“From training camp all the way through, this has been an inspiring season, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the Broncos positioned as the team to beat in the AFC,” Mayor Hancock said. “The road to the Super Bowl runs through Denver. Let’s go deep to show the support our team has earned. It’s time for Broncos fans to step up as the 12th man!”
Broncos fans in Denver, the region and throughout the state are encouraged to wear orange on Friday in advance of the team’s Saturday afternoon game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
In addition, the Denver Broncos will host a “United in Orange Pep Rally" for the AFC Divisional home game on Friday, January 11th at Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 5 - 8 p.m. The rally will be held on the Sports Legends Mall on the south side of the stadium and will be free and open to the public.
The City and County of Denver is showing its support for the Broncos by:
- Placing a friendly mayor-to-mayor wager with Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday, Jan. 11;
- Lighting the City and County Building with orange lights beginning Friday;
- Illuminating with orange lights the DIA sign on Peña Boulevard and several large LED signs along 14th St. in orange lights;
- Displaying “United in Orange” on the Denver Convention Center billboard and on all Denver Smart (parking) Meters;
- Greeting DIA passengers with a Broncos message from John Elway on the train, hanging banners and adorning DIA employees and ambassadors with “United in Orange” buttons; and
- Encouraging downtown building owners and businesses throughout the city to display orange lights and Broncos signs.
Adding to that support, the Downtown Denver Partnership, VISIT DENVER and the Denver Art Museum are:
- Lighting the D&F Tower in orange lights;
- Setting the Denver Art Museum’s titanium-covered Hamilton Building aglow in orange lights;
- Hanging Broncos banners along the 16th Street Mall and in Larimer Square;
- Broadcasting 850KOA's live game coverage over the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park sound system for ice skaters to enjoy; and
- Offering free skating and skate rentals at Southwest Rink to skaters who wear orange or Broncos gear! The rink opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Early risers can get free lessons and skate rentals from 8 to 10 a.m.
United Airlines, the official and exclusive airline of the Denver Broncos that flies the team to away games all year long, also is:
- Supporting “United in Orange Friday” and encouraging their employees to don their best Broncos garb;
- Hosting Broncos mascot Miles at DIA on Friday to greet customers; and
- Adding a spirited “Go Broncos” in their in-flight announcements.