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Denver mayor proclaims Friday ‘United in Orange’

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DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed this upcoming Friday “United in Orange, Time to Ride Friday” in anticipation of the Bronco’s divisional playoff game this coming Sunday.

In an official statement from the city of Denver, Hancock announced ways the city can show support for the Broncos as the team prepares to face the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday.

He encouraged Broncos fans throughout the region to show their Broncos pride and wear orange on Friday — he also asked fans to leave good-luck wishes for the team on Thursday at Denver Pavilions in the downtown area.

In anticipation of the post-season game, Hancock said he would place a friendly wager with Todd Gloria, San Diego’s interim mayor.

City employees have been called to show their support on Friday by joining fans in sporting their best Broncos garb. Additionally, the City and County Building  will be lit in orange and blue from Friday through game day, and DIA will also implement ways to show pride for the Denver team.

The Broncos, Downtown Denver Partnership, VISIT DENVER, Larimer Square, National Western Stock Show and Elitch Gardens are playing a role in “United in Orange Friday” as well. On Friday, Broncos banners will hang along the 16th Street Mall and Larimer Square, the Elitch Gardens Ferris Wheel will be illuminated in orange and blue and the ice-skating rink on Arapahoe and 16th will offer free skating lessons and rentals to skaters who wear orange — skaters can also enjoy live game coverage from 850 KOA over the sound system.

For more information on “United in Orange, Time to Ride Friday,” visit DenverGov.org.