DENVER – It’s so hot in Denver that for the first time ever, the Denver Broncos had to install hydration stations for fans tailgating outside Mile High stadium.
The free hydration stations were installed Sunday morning outside Broncos Stadium at Mile High as the forecast called for a high of 93 degrees Sunday.
If you happen to still be outside of the stadium by the time you read this, the hydration stations can be found at the following locations:
- North side of the stadium outside of Gate 4 and next to the Mile High Monument
- South side of the stadium on Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall and within Ring of Fame Plaza
- West side of the stadium at Counties Gateway Plaza
- East side pass-through between the light rail station/I-25 and the stadium
A spokesperson for the Broncos said in a statement that fans can only bring factory sealed or empty plastic/refillable water bottles into the stadium gates. Anything else will have to be discarded.
Stay hydrated! @Broncos introduce Water Monster hydration stations outside Mile High. #OAKvsDEN will be one of the hottest regular season games in #Broncos history w/ temperatures soaring well into the 90’s. pic.twitter.com/ytgDQapOGT
— Russell Haythorn (@RussellHaythorn) September 16, 2018
Since Monday, Denver has experienced record-breaking temperatures with five record highs tied or broken within the past week.
First Alert Weather Meteorologist Katie LaSalle says these temperatures are unseasonably hot, as normal highs should be around 79 degrees this time of year in the Denver metro area.
"So far, we have seen 55 days of 90-degree-plus heat here in Denver. That's about 10 more days than normal," LaSalle said.
The forecast calls for a gradual cooling trend to come by the middle of next week with highs returning to the low-to-mid-80s by Wednesday. A chance of showers is possible on Thursday, with highs expected to be in the 70s.