Denver plans 'United in Orange' festivities to celebrate the Broncos kicking off the NFL season

DENVER - As the Broncos prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL season opener on Thursday, Denver's mayor signed a proclamation Tuesday in support of the team.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who once wore the costume of a Broncos mascot named Huddles, will lead a bicycle procession to the game with the current mascot, Miles. The mayor plans to start the procession near the east steps of the Denver City and County Building at 1437 Bannock St., around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Hancock also proclaimed Thursday "United in Orange Thursday" in the City and County of Denver.

"To show support for our team, we are encouraging every fan to wear orange and all employers to set policies that will allow for the wearing of orange for this one day," the proclamation says.

The city also said these landmarks will be lit in orange to show support for the team:

D&F Tower
Elitch Gardens Observation Tower and Big Wheel
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Four Seasons Spire
1600 Glenarm Building
Lighting along 14th Street
DIA Welcome Sign

Additionally, the city provided this list of other team-related support:

The Denver Pavilions will display a large Broncos Jersey
Larimer Square will display Broncos Banners
The Larimer Square website will go orange
Broncos banners will be hung along the 16th Street Mall
Local businesses will display window signs throughout downtown
Digital signs at the Denver Pavilions, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Performing Arts Complex and 16th and Champa Streets will display "Go Broncos" messages
DIA digital welcome signs will display "Go Broncos" messages
The DIA train will play a special Broncos message from Mayor Hancock

7NEWS will be tracking the #UnitedInOrange hashtag to collect photos and videos for our coverage.

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