DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Denver is showing its support for the Colorado Avalanche as they get ready for the playoffs.

Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday proclaimed this week “Burgundy and Blue Week” in Denver. The City and County Building and the D&F clock tower will both bit lit in the team’s colors in advance of Thursday’s opening game against the Minnesota Wild.

Banners in Larimer Square in LoDo (credit: CBS)

Banners in Larimer Square in LoDo (credit: CBS)

Passengers riding the train at Denver International Airport will also hear a greeting from team captain Gabriel Landeskog.

Gov. John Hickenlooper also issued a proclamation Monday declaring it the start of “Avs Playoff Fever.”

It’s the first time the Avalanche have been in the running for the Stanley Cup in four years.

Additional Information From The Mayor’s Office

The City and County of Denver is showing its support for the Avalanche by:

• Lighting the City and County Building with burgundy and blue lights beginning Monday through the first round;

• Illuminating the DIA sign on Peña Boulevard in burgundy;

• Supporting the Avalanche by asking city employees to don their best burgundy and blue clothing;

• Greeting DIA passengers with an Avalanche message from Team Captain Gabriel Landeskog on the train;

• Encouraging downtown building owners and businesses throughout the city to display burgundy and blue lights and Avalanche signs.

Adding to that support, the Downtown Denver Partnership is:

• Lighting the D&F Tower in burgundy and blue lights;

• Changing the lights along 14th Street to burgundy and blue.

LINK: Read The Proclaimation (PDF FIle)

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