Recognized first and foremost as the home of the Denver Broncos Football Club, Sports Authority Field at Mile High is also home to hundreds of other events annually of all types and sizes.  

Since the stadium’s grand opening in 2001, more than 12 million fans have enjoyed a wide array of world-class sports and entertainment at Sports Authority Field including major concerts, festivals, historic political conventions and international sports competitions.

While easily accomodating the big boys, Sports Authority Field at Mile High also welcomes a wide-range of smaller events and activities from corporate gatherings and meetings, asociation conventions, as well as private get togethers and family celebrations including weddings, birthday parties and bar mitzvahs.  

Below are a  few of the event highlights that have taken place at the stadium since 2001.

2001 Grand Opening Event

INVESCO Field at Mile High officially opened its doors to the public on August 11, 2011 with a sold-out concert by the Eagles followed by one of the largest fireworks displays to ever take place in Colorado.  Over 55,000 fans were in attendance.

The Rocky Mountain Showdown

An in-state college football rivalry between the University of Colorado (CU Buffaloes) and Colorado State University (CSU Rams) is held once a year here at Sport’s Authority Field. A tradition that began in 1893, the annual rivalry game relocated to Denver in 1998 in order to offer a neutral ground for both teams as well as a stadium with greater capacity. The Rocky Mountain Showdown brings in just under 70,000 fans to Sports Authority Field each year.

2015 Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line

On June 6th, 2015, Luke Bryan headlined his Kick the Dust Up tour along with country stars Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, and Thomas Rhett. 50,539 fans filled the seats of Sports Authority Field for this spectacular concert.

2002 International Soccer – United States vs. Mexico

The United States Men’s National Team took on Mexico before 48,000+ fans with the United States coming out on top 1-0. With a wide open net, Clint Mantis scored the winning goal from three yards out following a collision between Mexican defender Manuel Vidrio and goalkeeper Oscar Perez.

2003 Metallica Summer Sanitarium Tour

Over 50,000 fans rocked to the sounds of Metallica, Limp Bizkit and Lincoln Park on August 1st, 2003 when the Summer Sanitarium tour stopped at INVESCO field at Mile High.

2003 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

September 25th, 2003: On a beautiful, 75-degree September day, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band brought their world tour to INVESCO Field at Mile High with an energy packed performance of over 3 hours that included all of their hits. 

2008 Democratic National Convention

On August 28, 2008, over 84,000 people inside the stadium and more than 38 million worldwide watched the historic final night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention from INVESCO Field at Mile High and the acceptance speech of Senator Barack Obama, the first African-American Presidential Nominee of a major political party in United States history.

Get a first hand perspective on what it was like to be in the stadium during this historic event:

2011 U2 360 North American Tour – Opening Night

2011 U2 360 North American Tour Opening Night

Opening night of the U2 360 North American tour took place on May 11, 2011 at INVESCO Field at Mile High before over 80,000 fans. The highest grossing tour in concert history, the 360 tour was also the most massive production ever. Requiring over 75 tractor-trailers to transport from city to city, the production included a stage that was over 150’ tall (as tall as the stadium), nicknamed “The Claw.”

U2 Fan Cam – See the Stage in 3D
Review of the show from Rolling Stone Magazine
Denver Post Review

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) selected Sports Authority Field at Mile High from more than 50 other US stadiums as one of 13 to host the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup is North America’s most popular national-team tournament, drawing capacity crowds and millions of international television viewers. As part of a group stage double-header, on July 14, 2013, fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High witnessed Mexico take on Martinique and Panama vs Canada.

2012 & 2013 Kenny Chesney

July 21, 2012:
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw headlined the Brothers of the Sun Tour which took place before a sold out audience of over 50,000 fans.

JULY 20, 2013:
Kenny Chesney returned with the No Shoes Nation Tour with special guest Eric Church.

2014 Guinness International Champions Cup

On July 26th, 2014, Sports Authority Field hosted the Guinness International Champions Cup, an annual club soccer competition that features club teams from Europe. The preseason friendly match between Manchester United and AS Roma took place in front of a crowd of 54,117. Manchester United conquered AS Roma in a close 3-2 victory.


2015 Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney returned for his third concert tour at Sports Authority Field, this time accompanied by award-winning country artist, Jason Aldean. Chesney’s Big Revival tour collided with Aldean’s Burn It Down tour for a big night of country music on August 8th, 2015.