DENVER (CBS4)– Hundreds of Denver Broncos fans converged in Civic Center Park on Thursday for the NFL Kickoff party to celebrate the Super Bowl 50 matchup with the Carolina Panthers.
The NFL hosted the two-day fan festival that began Wednesday afternoon and continued Thursday, culminating with a free concert featuring Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic at 4:30 p.m.
The mood of fans ranged from excited to nervous.
“Nervous, I’m just nervous. Really excited for my guy. I hope that Siemian does it. I have faith in him. And I think we’re going to win. I really do. I’m just nervous. You’re always nervous for a Broncos game,” said fan Kelly Thomas.
“Oh, man. I’m looking forward to it. Got great seats, it’s going to be a good one. Hopefully we can come out with that win,” said another fan.
Fans enjoyed games, live music and autograph sessions with players in the Kickoff Village. They also could get their picture taken with The Vince Lombardi Trophy, Pro Football Hall of Fame busts of John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Gary Zimmerman, and Floyd Little, as well as the NFL Draft set.
The Broncos play the Panthers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The game will not be broadcast in the park following the concert.