Mayor Hancock urges fans to don orange Friday to support Broncos in playoff game against Chargers

DENVER - Mayor Michael B. Hancock has proclaimed "United in Orange, Time to Ride Friday," urging Denver Broncos fans to wear orange duds to support the team as they prepare for Sunday's playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The City and County of Denver is showing its support for the Broncos by:

-Lighting the City and County Building with orange and blue lights beginning Friday through game day.

-Illuminating the DIA sign on Peña Boulevard in orange and programming overhead signs to cheer "Go Broncos!"

-Asking city employees to don their best Broncos garb and buttons.

-Greeting DIA passengers with a Broncos message from John Elway on the airport train and adorning DIA employees and ambassadors with "United in Orange, Time to Ride" buttons.

-Encouraging downtown building owners and businesses throughout the city to display orange and blue lights and Broncos signs.

In addition, the Broncos, Downtown Denver Partnership, VISIT DENVER, Larimer Square, National Western Stock Show, and Elitch Gardens are:

-Lighting the D&F Tower in orange and blue lights;

-Hanging Broncos banners along the 16th Street Mall and in Larimer Square;

-Lighting the Elitch Gardens Ferris Wheel orange and blue;

-Broadcasting 850KOA's live game coverage over the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park sound system for ice skaters to enjoy.

-Offering free skating and skate rentals at the Rink located on Arapahoe and 16th Street to skaters who wear orange or a Broncos gear! The Rink opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Early risers can get free lessons and skate rentals from 8 to 10 a.m.

-Flying Broncos flags during National Western Stock Show rodeos.