Colorado, are you ready for football? !
With veteran quarterback Russell Wilson in charge of the Denver Broncos, fans are optimistic about the team’s playoff potential for the 2022-23 season. Coincidentally, it kicks off when the Broncos visit Wilson’s former team, the Seattle Seahawks, on Monday, September 12.
Looking for a place to watch the action? While pandemic-era indoor restrictions are long gone, the desire to dine, drink and root for the outdoor home team is not.
“The pandemic has reminded us how to get creative with outdoor activities. While socializing outdoors is no longer the only option, it remains the preferred choice for many guests,” said Haleigh Shipley, spokesperson for Number Thirty Eight in Denver. “Plus, outdoor viewing can accommodate larger crowds and is both laid-back and family-friendly.”
Here are three big outdoor screens where fans can watch every Broncos snap this season.
Who doesn’t want to be in the heart of Denver’s sports district while watching a game? Better yet: watch the game outdoors in McGregor Square. Seating in the plaza and lawn here is first-come, first-served, but you’re almost guaranteed to get a good view of the game thanks to the 66-foot widescreen. On game days, expect to hear tunes from a live DJ and find buckets of beer and seltzer on sale, plus food to buy.
Entrance to McGregor Square is always free, but if you want an elevated view of the game, consider buying tickets for the Tailgate on the terrace at the Hotel du Rallye. A $75 entry fee buys bottomless food, including hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as free shots whenever the Broncos score a touchdown.
McGregor Square was one of the best party spots to watch the Colorado Avalanche in the team’s Stanley Cup run. The site promises to play the Broncos game “no matter the weather,” spokesman Nate Couture said; however, the Rally Hotel terrace party will likely be canceled in the event of rain and snow.
McGregor Place, 1901 Wazee Street, Denver, 303-313-6090. mcgregorsquare.com. The Rally Hotel, 1600 20th St., Denver. 720-907-1234. therallyhotel.com.
number thirty eight
The patio vibe is strong at Number Thirty Eight, a hotspot in Denver’s RiNo Arts District where all it takes to grab a draft beer or a bite to eat is a flick of your wristband. Adding comfort to convenience is the 200 square foot outdoor screen that will show the Broncos every weekend. “With Russell Wilson in the lead, the Broncos have the potential to put on some great games, so we’re capitalizing on that excitement and really looking at the football this year at Number Thirty Eight,” Shipley said.
Number Thirty-Eight, 3560 Chestnut Place, Denver, 303-493-6651. nmbr38.com.
The Breckenridge Brewery Farm
Located next to Breckenridge Brewery’s production facility in Littleton, the Farm House restaurant is bound to be a matchday destination with its large beer garden which will have two LED screens set up outside. (One is 14ft by 7ft, the other is 14ft by 6ft.) Be sure to grab a pint or two of Broncos Country hoppy lager to go with its menu of sandwiches, salads, plates and appetizers. which include house-smoked chicken wings.
During the season opener, the farm will host unannounced Broncos alumni and cheerleaders, and offer tickets to future home games.
The Breckenridge Brewery Farm, 2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton, 303-803-1380. breckbrew.com.
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