PARKING & TRANSPORTATION OVERVIEW
Sports Authority Field at Mile High is conveniently located adjacent to downtown Denver at the intersection of I-25 and Colfax Avenue. There are a total of 6,500 on-site parking spaces at the stadium with an additional 12,000 spaces located in close proximity to the stadium area. With BroncosRide game day shuttles, two on-site light rail stations, and direct access to the South Platte Trail of the Denver bike path network, Sports Authority Field is easily accessible by all available forms of transportation.
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Parking in on-site stadium lots is primarily reserved for season ticket holders with pre-sold permits. A limited number of single-game spaces are sold on a first-come, first-served basis ($30-$20 cash only). Single game spaces historically sell out 2 hours before kickoff, so arrive early to ensure yourself a space.
Single game parking for fans without permits is also available in numerous lots located adjacent to the stadium area. The Pepsi Center & parking lots on the Auraria Campus, both located east of I-25, provide the largest inventory of off-site parking spaces for Broncos games. Prices average $10-$15 per space, cash only. Off-site parking lots are an average walk of 10-15 minutes to the stadium.
If arriving with 2 hours or less prior to kickoff, fans without permits seeking single game parking should avoid all roads in the immediate stadium area and proceed directly to offsite parking lots, in order to minimize inconvenience and delay.
Exercise caution when parking in off-site lots and utilize only those which 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. Specific pricing and availability of off-site parking lot locations is subject to change without notice.
PARKING ON NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS AROUND THE STADIUM IS ILLEGAL. VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED.
Parking Information Links
BroncosRide shuttles and light rail offer inexpensive and convenient transportation to the game. Prior to boarding shuttles or trains to the stadium, all fans should be familiar with the stadium Bag Policy restricting the size and type of bags permitted.
BroncosRide shuttles transport fans from park and ride lots throughout the metro area. Round trip fares are $ 4.50 to $ 10.00 depending upon your departure point. Busses depart park and rides starting 2.5 hours before kickoff for weekend games and up to 2 hours prior on weekday games and meet fans after the game in Parking Lot A for the return trip. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines or at ticket booths at select light rail stations. Passengers are not permitted to leave personal belongings on busses during the game.
In addition to park and ride shuttles, fans can utilize the Federal Shuttle, which stops at Lincoln High School (2285 South Federal Boulevard) and at bus stops along Federal Boulevard. The Federal shuttle operates every three to five minutes starting two hours prior to kickoff until 10 minutes after kickoff. Following the game, service resumes with the last bus departing 45 minutes following the conclusion of the game.
Please Note: BroncosRide Service Links
BroncosRide service has been discontinued from the Federal Center Station. Alternate service is available utilizing the W Light Rail Line. Additionally, with the closure of the Market Street Station, the Market Street Shuttle has been discontinued. Alternate service is available by taking light rail from Union Station in downtown Denver to the Sports Authority Field light rail station at the stadium. Fox 31 Report on BroncosRide Changes for 2014.
The Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station and Decatur-Federal Station provide direct access from light rail to the stadium. Regular one-way Light Rail Fares apply. Fans should purchase a round-trip ticket at your initial boarding station to avoid delays after the game. Decatur-Federal Station
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station
The C, E or W light rail lines stop at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station, an 8 minute walk to the stadium. Fans may also take the D or H lines and transfer to the C or E lines at I-25 & Broadway, Alameda, or 10th & Osage stations.
The Decatur Federal station provides service to the stadium from the West Corridor Line. The Decatur-Federal Station is also an 8 minute walk to the stadium.
Light Rail Sevice Links
BIKING, BIKE VALET & DENVER B-CYCLE
Biking to the stadium can be the most enjoyable and hassle-free way to get to the game. Easily accessible from the South Platte Trail of the Denver bike trail system, the stadium has over 300 permanently installed bike racks on-site.
Starting in the 2014 season, the Broncos and Denver B-cycle are introducing the new Broncos Bike Valet. The Bike Valet is located adjacent to parking lot J and outside of Gate 4. There will be no charge to utilize the Bike Valet. Any donations will go to Denver Bike Sharing, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that owns and operates the Denver B-cycle program. All fans should ensure familiarity with the Stadium Bag Policy.
Bike Information Links
A taxi stand is located outside the stadium on Bryant Street along the pedestrian walkway outside the Gate 5 area on the northeast corner of the building.
PLATTE VALLEY TROLLEY
The Platte Valley Trolley’s popular Football Shuttle will operate during the 2014-15 season for all Denver Broncos home games. The fare is $5.00 per game for a round trip ticket (One-ways are available for $3.00 per person). Children under 3 and young are free and tickets can be purchased on the Trolley. The Trolley operates between 15th St. and Confluence Park and the Broncos Bridge starting 2 hours before the game and beginning at the end of the 3rd quarter until one hour after the game ends.
Platte Valley Trolley Information Links
Season parking for the 2013 season is sold out. Single permits for the 2013 season are also now sold out. Cash lots will be available on game day. Please contact Parking@Broncos.NFL.net
or 720.258.3000 with any questions.
All permit-parking areas will open five hours prior to each game. Police checkpoints will be staffed two hours prior to each game, to assist with directing permit holders, buses and other vehicles. You must follow the access routes identified on the back of your permit or you may be denied access and redirected by traffic officers. You must have a valid permit for the current game number. Vehicles without valid permits will be denied access to the permit lots. There will be NO in-and-out privileges. Permits may not be re-used or transferred. For information on season permit packages or single game parking permits please contact Parking@Broncos.NFL.net
Pay lots for Broncos games are located on the south side of Colfax Avenue in Lot M, $30 per space, and a limited number in Lot N, $20 per space. These lots are sold on a first-come, first serve basis. All lots open five hours prior to game time. A limited amount of VIP tailgating space is available in Lot C for $30 per space or with an exchange of an existing stadium permit. Tailgating space will be sold starting at 8 a.m. for afternoon games and 12 p.m. for evening games. Tailgating space in Lot C sells out quickly, so please arrive early. One permit will be good for one parking stall depending on the size of your vehicle, additional spaces may need to be purchased. Additional cash parking is located on the east side of Sports Authority Field at Mile High at the Pepsi Center, Auraria Campus and in the Lodo area of downtown for most Broncos games. There is a pedestrian walkway between these lots and the stadium.
Parking in the neighborhood streets surrounding Sports Authority Field at Mile High is strictly prohibited. Guests who park in the neighborhoods surrounding Sports Authority Field at Mile High are subject to citation and tow by the City of Denver’s Right of Way and Permit Enforcement Division. Towed vehicles will be taken to the Wastewater Management Facility at 2nd and Umatilla for two hours after the game. To find out if your car was towed to this facility, please call 303-295-4363.
Parking Lot & Tailgating Guidelines
Parking lot guidelines have been established in all stadium managed parking lots. Violation of parking lot guidelines may result in ejection from stadium property, arrest and the revocation of tickets and parking passes.
1 Vehicle – 1 Space
Please be considerate of your fellow ticket holders. Tailgating will be limited to the lined parking space and the area directly behind or in front of each vehicle. The blocking of the drive lane is prohibited. All tables, chairs, coolers, barbeques, etc. within the parking stall of your party. Tents or canopies exceeding 8' x 8' footprint and vehicles measuring more than 18' in length and/or 8' in width are not permitted to park in a lined parking space.
Tailgating is permitted on medians and landscaped areas adjacent to parking lots. There will be strict enforcement of the one permit one parking space policy.
Cooking & Use of Grills:
We ask that all guests safely set-up, operate and extinguish all cooking and grilling materials. Please extinguish and dispose of all cooking and grilling materials. Hot coals are to be disposed of in hot coal containers which are located in parking lots.
Vending / Solicitation:
Unauthorized soliciting or the collection of contributions, vending, distribution of flyers, or other materials is not permitted. Any advertising or promotion without the Denver Broncos approval is prohibited.
Please dispose of all waste materials in the proper trash, recycling, and hot coal containers.
- Parking is on a first come-first serve basis in the appropriately designated lots. The saving of parking spaces will not be permitted. Groups desiring to tailgate together should arrive together.
- The use of adjacent parking spaces for tailgating, even if a ticket holder is in possession of an extra parking permit, is not permitted. Lined parking spaces must be utilized for vehicles, not tailgate activities.
- Drive aisles and fire lanes need to be kept clear at all times for free access of emergency vehicles.
- Grills are permitted for tailgating enjoyment, provided guests do so only in the same space occupied by their vehicle. However, their use near buildings or in areas where guests or property may be damaged is strictly prohibited.
- Open fires are not permitted.
- Ticket holders utilizing light rail, Broncos Ride shuttles or other means of transportation may also participate in pre-game tailgating atmosphere at the Mile High Mountain Village located at Gate #4 of the stadium.
- Ticket holders should cross roadways at the designated crosswalks and should NOT walk on the active roadways that lead to and from the stadium.
ADA parking is available on a season-long basis in Lot G. The parking fee is $300, to purchase season parking in an ADA lot. A copy of your vehicle registration or State-issued handicap placard is required. To inquire about purchasing season parking please contact Parking Services at 720-258-3000 or Parking@Broncos.NFL.net
. ***Season parking for 2013-2014 is sold out.
A limited number of single game permits may be available for ADA parking in Lots D and G; the parking fee is $30 per game. Those wishing to purchase a single game permit for ADA parking should call 720-258-3000 or email Parking@Broncos.NFL.net
. Single-game permits if available, are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be sold to those who may supply a copy of a valid State-issued handicap placard or vehicle registration. Single game permits are sold out for the 2013 season.
Lot L is available for cash-only ADA parking on a first-come, first-served basis on game days.
Shuttle carts for elderly and disabled patrons will begin operating three hours prior to game time and service will continue until one hour after the game ends. Patrons who desire to be picked up from the parking areas must arrive early and depart at least one hour prior to game time. Patrons who desire to be transported back to their vehicles after the game must wait until walkways have cleared.
All shuttle patrons will be dropped off or picked up only at the designated shuttle stop points along the ring walkway. Please do not hail empty carts that drive by, as they are in route to pick up waiting patrons at the designated pick up points. In order to help get you to your car as soon and safely as possible, shuttle drivers are instructed not to stop for pick-ups along the way, so they can get to the pick up points quickly.
During inclement weather, the shuttle cart service may run on an extremely limited basis or not at all.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High is located in downtown Denver at the intersection of I-25 and Colfax Avenue. To access Sports Authority Field at Mile High:
- From I-25 northbound, exit at 17th Avenue.
- From I-25 southbound, exit at Colfax Avenue, then exit at Federal Blvd north bound. Turn right at the first light (Dick Connor Ave).
- From Denver International Airport, take I-70 west to I-25 southbound. Exit at Colfax Avenue, then exit at Federal Blvd north bound. Turn right at the first light (Dick Connor Ave).
Follow the gray signs to the Ticket Office, Broncos Team Store, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Stadium Tours or Stadium Offices and parking lots. Deliveries to Sports Authority Field at Mile High must be scheduled in advance by calling 720-258-3056. Scheduled deliveries are accepted only at the north loading dock. Follow signs to parking lot L.
The main airport in the Denver metro area is Denver International Airport, often referred to as DIA. It is located at 8500 Peña Blvd. Please visit flydenver.com
or call 303-342-2000 for more information.
BRONCOS RIDE SHUTTLES
RTD Broncos Ride offers direct shuttle bus service to the stadium from local park n ride lots for all home games. Busses depart from designated location 2 ½ to 1 hour prior to kickoff. At the conclusion of the game, busses board in Lot A outside Gate 9 at the stadium to take their passengers back to their vehicles.
As part of RTD’s Broncos Ride service, the Federal Boulevard and Market Street Station Shuttle operate every three to five minutes starting two hours before game time until 10 minutes after kickoff. Service resumes immediately following the game with the last bus departing 45 minutes after the game ends.
The Federal Shuttle stops in front of Lincoln High School and at bus stops along Federal Boulevard. The Federal Shuttle no longer stops in front of Chase Bank at the Lakeside Office Park. The Market Street Station Shuttle departs from the Market Street Station in downtown Denver.
CLICK HERE for more information about Broncos Ride service.
CLICK HERE for a .pdf map of Broncos Ride service locations.
Light Rail Service
Sports Authority Field at Mile High is served by the Sports Authority Field at Mile High light rail station and the new Decatur-Federal station. It is a walk of approximately 10 minutes or less from both stations to the stadium. Riders should purchase a round-trip ticket at your initial boarding station to avoid delays after the show.
Click HERE for a .pdf map of RTD's full light rail system.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station
The C, E, or W light rail lines stop at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station. Special C Line service will be available up to three hours before each weekend home game. Fans can also take the D or H lines and transfer to the C or E lines at I-25 & Broadway, Alameda, or 10th & Osage stations.
The recently completed Decatur Federal Station is located on the new West Corridor (W-Rail), providing service between Denver Union Station and the Federal Center in Golden. The station is located adjacent to Parking Lot M.
RTD’s BroncosRide provides bus service from many park-n-Rides and bus stops throughout the metro area to all Broncos preseason and regular-season home games. The Federal Shuttle, Market Street Station Shuttle, and light rail also provide transit service to the games. For more information, call 303-299-6000 or visit RTD-Denver.com/BroncosRide
The Denver Broncos proudly partner with Arrow Stage Lines for their charter bus service. For information about Arrow Stage Lines, please call 303-373-9119 or 1-800-497-6060 or visit arrowstagelines.com
Sunset Limo is a proud sponsor of the Denver Outlaws. For more information about Sunset Luxury Limousines, please call 303-426-9668 or visit sunsetlimo.com
Taxi cabs may be hailed after large stadium events at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. A designated taxi cab stand is located along the pedestrian walkway below Gate 5 on the northeast corner of the building on Mile High Stadium Circle.
Taxi Cab Services
- Freedom Cabs, Inc. 303-292-8900
- Metro Taxi 303-333-3333
- Yellow Cab Denver/Boulder 303-399-6464