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Empower Field at Mile High

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Outside view of Empower Field at Mile High

Empower Field at Mile High is an American football stadium located in Denver, Colorado that serves as the home for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). The Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS) also played in the stadium from 2002 until moving to a new stadium in 2006. The stadium hosted the 2008 Democratic National Convention where Barack Obama would accept the Democratic presidential nomination.[1]

They first started to build the stadium on August 17, 1999. The Broncos first started playing in the stadium on August 11, 2001. In their first game, they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20–6 in a preseason game.[2]

When it was opened, the stadium was named Invesco Field at Mile High after sponsor Invesco from 2001 until 2011. The naming rights were then bought by Sports Authority and the stadium was renamed Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 2011 until 2018.[3] From 2018-19, the stadium would just be called Broncos Stadium at Mile High with no sponsor.[4] On September 4, 2019, Empower bought the naming rights for 21 years and the stadium was renamed Empower Stadium at Mile High.[5] The stadium is 1 mile (5,280 feet (1,610 m)) above sea level which is why the stadium is nicknamed Mile High.[6]

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  1. "Obama accepts Democrat nomination". BBC News. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
  2. "Broncos 20-6 Cowboys (Aug 11, 2001) Game Recap". ESPN. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
  3. "Sports Authority Takes Over Broncos' Stadium Name". CBS News. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
  4. "'Broncos Stadium at Mile High' approved as temporary name for stadium". CBS News. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
  5. "Denver Broncos to sell the naming rights for Mile High stadium to Empower Retirement". CNBC. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
  6. "About Us". Empower Field at Mile High. Retrieved November 18, 2023.

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