DENVER (CBS4) – Travelers arriving at Denver International Airport will hear some new voices coming from the speakers on their way to the terminal on the trains.
Two Colorado sports figures were recently invited to record the welcome messages that play in the trains, and both of the messages reflect on the airport’s 20th anniversary.
Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, says in her message that she always likes returning to Denver after a trip. She shares her congratulations to the airport for “20 years of outstanding service.”
Pablo Mastroeni is also a new voice that will be heard on the trains, which take travelers from the A, B and C concourses to the Jeppesen Terminal. The former Colorado Rapids player and now head coach of the team shares some excitement in his message for the upcoming MLS All-Star Game, which will be played at the Rapids home stadium in Commerce City.
He also shares the news that the Rapids organization is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Recently current and former Denver mayors also shared special messages about the airport’s anniversary on the trains.
Other athletes whose voices have been heard on the DIA train announcements include skiing champion Lindsey Vonn, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog, Broncos executive John Elway and several Denver Broncos players including quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive end DeMarcus Ware and Champ Bailey.
The messages can be heard in the audio clips below:
The MLS All-Star Game takes place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on July 29.
DIA opened on Feb. 28, 1995. Approximately 53 million travelers visit the airport each year.