Posted Thu Aug 11th by Jon Heath
It looks like we may be saying farewell to Invesco Field at Mile High, the name anyway. Per Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Sports Authority is in negotiations to assume the naming rights to the Broncos’ stadium.
Sports Authority, the Englewood-based sporting-goods company, is in negotiations with Invesco Ltd., the Broncos and the Metropolitan Football Stadium District to assume naming rights of the venue that has been home to Denver’s NFL franchise since 2001. If the stadium district approves the deal during a public meeting Tuesday, Sports Authority will pay $150 million over the next 25 years for the right to have its name on the Broncos’ stadium.
If the deal goes through, the Broncos will kickoff the 2011 regular season against the Oakland Raiders on Monday, September 12th, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Sports Authority is the third-largest private company in all of Colorado, with more than 30 stores in the state.
What say you, Broncos Country? It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but I could live with it.