What to know before you go: Broncos vs. Seahawks

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Press Release |Denver Broncos

DENVER – Fans attending the Denver Broncos’ preseason home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High are reminded of new security screening procedures at stadium gates and the on-going road repairs to I-25 in metro Denver and the immediate stadium area. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. MDT with stadium parking lots opening at 2 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5 p.m. United Club Level and executive suite ticket holders may enter through Gates 2 and 7 three hours prior to kickoff.

With the game sold out, all ticket holders are encouraged to develop transportation plans in advance, consider use of alternative transportation options, including light rail & RTD BroncosRide service, and to arrive as early as possible to the stadium.

Security Screening at Gates

In accordance with National Football League policy implemented in 2011, all ticket holders will be screened with hand-held metal detectors upon entering stadium gates. Guests are asked to limit the number of items being carried into the stadium and arrive as early as possible (prior to the half-hour before kickoff when delays are most likely).

Tips to help minimize delays going through security screening:

· Security screening lines are no longer gender specific. Guests may utilize any line at the gates.

· Upon entering the stadium, as you approach the security staff please remove cell phones, keys, coins and any other metal objects from your pockets and hold the items in your hands while the screening is conducted. Please remove these items in advance of arriving at the screening point in order to minimize delays.

· All bags will be checked in addition to screening with metal detectors. Please have bags open upon entering gates.

· If fans have any concerns about the use of a metal detector due to medical reasons, please inform the security staff member and pat-down screening can be substituted.

For a full list of prohibited and permitted items, please visit www.SportsAuthorityField.com.

Road Construction

During the 2012 Broncos season, repairs to I-25 will continue in the metro area and in the immediate area of Sports Authority Field at Mile High requiring additional time for travel. Use of mass transit or if driving, alternate routes other than I-25 are strongly recommended.

Current I-25 Projects Include

· I-25 between 20th Street and Speer Boulevard (http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/I-2515thSt)

· I-25 over the South Platte River (http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/I-25SouthPlatte)

· I-25 over Santa Fe Drive (U.S. 85) (http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/I25SantaFe)

Light Rail and BroncosRide

Please visit www.rtd-denver.com for information on light rail service to Sports Authority Field at Mile High and BroncosRide service from local park and ride locations.

PARKING ADVISORY FROM DENVER PUBLIC WORKS

Parking Restrictions around Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Denver Public Works and Denver Community Planning and Development remind drivers to be mindful of the posted parking restrictions around Sports Authority Field at Mile High for tomorrow’s preseason Broncos Game.

On Street Parking

Denver Public Works Right of Way Enforcement Agents will be enforcing posted parking regulations on Saturday, August 18, during the Denver Broncos preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Residents and visitors to the Sports Authority Field should follow all posted parking regulations in the stadium area.

Posted signs in the stadium area restrict parking to vehicles with the correct residential parking permit posted in the window from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Those vehicles that park without appropriate permits will be cited and towed to a temporary impound facility located at the Public Works Campus at 2000 W. 3rd Avenue (2nd Avenue and Umatilla Street).

 If you are eligible for a Residential Parking Permit (RPP), now is a great time to make sure your permits are current. You are likely eligible for RPP if you have a sign with posted restrictions on your street. To find out more, call 3-1-1.

 Off-Street Parking (parking lots)

Broncos’ fans and other Sports Authority Field at Mile High special event attendees who choose to drive should also exercise caution when utilizing a parking lot in the area.

If you are not parking in one of the parking lots on Sports Authority Field at Mile High property, choose only those locations that 1) display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or 2) are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.

The signs display the seal of the City & County of Denver and include the address of the parking location. These signs were issued because of the proliferation of illegal parking lots taking drivers’ money, only to have the drivers return to their vehicles to find it ticketed and/or towed.

When parking in a lot with the City & County of Denver sign posted, drivers can be assured that they will be parked legally and are not in danger of tickets, tows or being “parked in” (blocked or trapped in a space by other vehicles).

Alternative Transportation

Use of public transportation to the event is encouraged. Sports Authority Field at Mile High is easily accessible by light rail or bus. Sports Authority Field is also conveniently located adjacent to Denver bike paths and the stadium is equipped with over three hundred individual bike racks to secure bikes once on site. Check out www.denvergov.org/bikemaps to plan your route or pick up a free copy of the new 2012 Denver Bike Map at your local recreation center or Denver City Council office.

For more information about Sports Authority Field at Mile High Events please visit http://www.sportsauthorityfieldatmilehigh.com/