INVESCO Field at Mile High

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West entrance of INVESCO Field at Mile High

INVESCO Field at Mile High is a sporting event and events stadium in Denver, Colorado. INVESCO Field at Mile High replaced the identically sized, but commercially obsolete Mile High Stadium (named for the fact that Denver is approximately one mile above sea level) in 2001. Many fans opposed a corporate name and now refer to the stadium simply as "Mile High Stadium".

INVESCO Field is used primarily for football games. It is the home field for both Denver's NFL team, the Denver Broncos, and the city's Major League Soccer franchise, the Colorado Rapids. INVESCO Field is also used for concerts and other events.

INVESCO Field marks the completion of a six-year sporting venue upgrade program in Denver, including Coors Field and the Pepsi Center.

Facts & Figures

  • $364,200,000.00 Stadium
  • 76,125 Seat Stadium
  • 1.7 million ft² (158,000 m²) of space
  • 530 TV monitors displayed throughout the stadium
  • 85,000 yd³ (65,000 m³) of concrete
  • 256 miles (412 km) of post tensioning cable
  • 2,100,000 ft² (195,000 m²) of asphalt paving
  • 200,000 pounds (91 t) of aluminum
  • 12,000 tons of structural steel
  • 3,861,000 field work hours
  • 12,000,000 pounds (5,400 t) of reinforcing steel
  • 130,000 bricks
  • 1.6 million masonry blocks
  • 1,500 plumbing fixtures
  • 25,000 light fixtures

(source: INVESCO Field Website (http://www.invescofieldatmilehigh.com/stadium/general.html))

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  • Aerial view (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.743493,-105.020853&spn=0.009398,0.005429&t=k&hl=en)

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