The Broncos open their home schedule Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Kickoff at Empower Field at Mile High is 2:25 p.m., as Denver tries to bounce back from a loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Here's everything you need to know if you're heading to the game – or if you're just there for the tailgating.
Lots open at 10 a.m. Sunday, 4 1/2 hours before kickoff. Here's a printable map of the lots surrounding the stadium .
Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with spaces costing $30 in most lots. Parking spaces in Lot N, the furthest from the stadium, cost $20.
A couple warnings: If you're arriving after 1 p.m., you probably shouldn't bother trying to find a spot near the stadium. Head to the $15/$20 offsite parking at the Pepsi Center, Denver Aquarium or Auraria Campus, and take a shuttle.
Also, if you're buying a parking permit ahead of time, make sure the permit is on your mobile device. The Broncos will not accept print-at-home PDF tickets this year.
A good way to avoid any parking problems: Take the light rail. Both the Broncos Stadium station and the Decatur-Federal station stop near the stadium.
Here's an RTD light rail map .
If you Uber/Lyft to the game, the rideshare pickup location for the after the game is near Federal Boulevard and 17th Street, west of the stadium.
The main rule here: One parking permit, one space. No taking up multiple parking spaces, and tailgating must happen directly behind or in front of your vehicle, per the Broncos rules . If you arrive early enough, grab a spot on the outer perimeter of the parking lot, where you can take advantage of the grassy areas for more space.
Also prohibited: Glass bottles, kegs, open-flame fires.
Like with the parking permits, only tickets on mobile devices will be accepted at the games. So no print-at-home tickets.
But the big one to remember here is the stadium's clear bag policy. Here's what's allowed: Clear tote bag no bigger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches; a one-gallon re-sealable plastic storage bag; or a small clutch or purse no bigger than 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches.
Additional clothing and blankets are allowed, if carried loosely or in an approved clear bag. Here's the stadium's full policy on what is and isn't allowed .
Food and drinks
A few highlights: The Broncos are introducing a kiosk system in some locations, including section 101, where fans will be able to order their food on a screen and use refillable soda stations. The idea is to speed up service. Self checkout will also be available in the 300 and 500 sections.
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Also, this year the stadium won't remove caps on non-alcoholic beverages, making it easier to carry your drinks to your seats.
Stay hydrated because we're in for a hot one. Temperatures could reach 90 by kickoff Sunday. The tailgating earlier in the day should be nice, though, with temps in the 70s. The good news: It'll be dry all day, so concerns for weather impacting the game.