This past weekend we packed up 4 kids and the camera then we went to one of the monoliths in Denver, Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The tallest sports field in the US, sitting over a mile high at its highest peak. There were people from all over the US there to take the tour.
When we first got there my little ones (and my teens) went off to the play area full of jerseys, skis, and helmets for them to try on. They loved it. If you don’t know how much weight a Bronco football player wears on his shoulders, try on the pads, a helmet and a jersey. It’s amazing how heavy those items are together.
Then you get to wander through the corporate suites, sit in where the broadcasters watch the game and view the field from the media seats. My favorite part was all the photography that adorned the walls. Years of Broncos football captured in time, players on the field covered in snow and heartfelt moments in the huddle.
I really enjoyed watching my 17 year old high school football player wander through the locker room and the “therapy” room. He’s spent enough time in there during his 3 years of high school ball; I let him know that I wouldn’t be offended to have him sitting in one of those locker rooms one day. No pressure, right??
We didn’t step onto the field, but we got some great photos down on the sidelines.
Oh… and I got a new bucket list wish. I want to be in the Media seats one day. Taking photos, listening to the surrounding media and viewing a professional football game from a totally different perspective.
Have family visiting this summer and want to do something different with them? How about a young athlete that loves to watch sports with you? Take them on a tour to Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Visit the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame museum located at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, gate 1 and take a 75-minute walking tour of the Broncos stadium. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for kids 5-12 and seniors. Tours Thurs-Sat 10am to 2pm (Tues-Sat June, July, August) Some days and areas may be unavailable due to stadium events - call for reservations and more info 720-258-3888 *Coupon not valid for group tour pricing * Limit 4 per coupon - 1 coupon per visit