ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos will break ground Tuesday on construction of an 85,000 square-foot indoor field house at the team's Dove Valley training facility.
The two-part project will also include a major renovation and expansion of the team headquarters -- the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre, which was built in 1990. The headquarters' upgrade will begin at the end of the year.
The investment -- paid for by the Broncos and team Owner/CEO Pat Bowlen -- are designed to ensure that the team's daily facilities will be among the "best in all of professional sports," the team said in a Monday news release.
The new field house will provide the Broncos with a year-round venue for training regardless of the weather. It will include a 30,000 square-foot support space, all of which will be built to the west of the current practice fields. The full-length football field, locker room and football service area will included meeting spaces, a Broncos retail outlet and a video production room.
Starting in 2015, the new field house will also enhance the training camp experience for fans, including a larger public seating area, additional parking and improved restroom facilities.
The upgrades to the current team headquarters include expanding the building on the north end, renovating the lobby, media room and other existing infrastructure on the south side. There will also be new offices, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria along with more than 3,000 square feet of additional conference space on the south end of the building.