DENVER (CBS4)- Denver’s mayor is getting behind his team. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed this Friday as “United in Orange Friday” to support the Denver Broncos in this weekend’s playoff game.
Broncos fans are encouraged to wear orange on Friday in advance of the Broncos’ Saturday afternoon game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“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,” 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!”
The Denver Broncos will host a “United in Orange” Pep Rally for the AFC Divisional home game on Friday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 5 until 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.
Join CBS4 Saturday January 12 at 1230 p.m. for our CBS4 Sports PreGame Special. Next is The NFL Today from 130-230 p.m., then the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Playoff #1! We’ll follow the game with CBS4 News at 6!
On Sunday January 13, CBS4 will have AFC Divisonal Playoff #2 featuring the Houston Texans at the New England Patriots. Join us for The NFL Today at 2 p.m. and the game at 230 p.m. CBS4 News at 6 will follow, which moves 60 Minutes to a special time this week only of 6-7 p.m.
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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 and blue lights beginning Friday;
• Illuminating with orange and blue lights the DIA sign on Peña Boulevard and several large LED signs along 14th St. in orange and blue 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 and blue 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 and blue lights;
• Setting the Denver Art Museum’s titanium-covered Hamilton Building aglow in orange and blue 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 a 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.