While the Denver defense is often the talk of the football town, most fans expect to see great quarterback play from their beloved broncos. From Elway to Cutler to Manning, the franchise carries a historic trend of fielding some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. While this year has had its ups and down in that position recently, you can be reasonably sure to find ticket prices proportional to quarterback play.
If you are not a believer of this ticket theory, look at what the Broncos have done over the past 2 years when it comes to fielding a team without a notable star quarterback – they have frozen them. A disappointing 2017 season can be to blame, but since Peyton Manning hung up his cleats ticket prices have remained stagnant. This both good and bad for the fans. Those who are hoping for a ticket to see the Broncos play in the Super Bowl are glad to pay $50 more for a single regular game ticket.
Tickets have held the same price over the past two years.
You can expect to pay right around the NFL average of $101 for a ticket to a Denver Broncos football game. If you are looking for a better seat, you can expect to spend more than $200 as the average ticket price including luxury seats sits at $190. End zone seats can be the best – or the worst – depending on what side of the field the best action takes place. Whatever you think of the current ticket prices, they will definitely be on the rise once the Broncos find the thus far elusive franchise quarterback for the next decade. You are likely to find discounted tickets online if they fall out of playoff contention later in the year, so if you just like to watch professional football there may be opportunities in December for cheap seats.
Concessions are priced below the league average
The first thing you need to know about getting anything from concessions at Mile High Stadium is it all depends where you are at. Level 100 has the biggest variety of food and drink items, while Level 3 has the fewest with 8 concession offerings. It might be best to arrive early and wander around to find the best variety of food. As for the prices, $6.50 for a basic beer and $5 for a hot dog ranks the stadium’s overall cost for a single game below the league average. If it is the typical winter season in Denver, you are likely to spend a lot more on drinks that are hot and food that won’t turn cold on you in 30 seconds. Though many sports stadiums allow you to bring in some food and beverages, Mile High Stadium is one place where you scratch your head at this money saving strategy.
Parking prices are evenhanded.
The stadium lot parking is offered on a first come-first served basis. The lot prices range from $15 to $30, though for the most part you can expect to pay more along the lines of $30. The stadium lots open at 8 a.m., and getting there early is not the worst idea you may have had. With a stadium capacity exceeding 60,000, you may find yourself having to park away from the stadium and get some exercise walking. If you want to minimize your walking time, you can try to get a spot at 3120 Mile High Stadium Circle for the bargain price of $60. That has you walking just a couple of minutes instead of the many 25 minute walking alternatives that cost the average price of $20 for a single game.
What's the Average Cost?
The total cost for two tickets, two beers, two hot dogs, and one parking spot is about $135. Though that is in the bottom half of all NFL franchises, it actually is cheap when you consider that even in the bad years the team can be expected to put up a fight – especially against division rivals. It’s not like they’re the Cleveland Browns (of yesteryear).
Of course, the disclaimer here has to be when the Broncos draft their next franchise quarterback which will result in an expected increase of ticket prices. Though this article was designed to be a comparative measure for all 32 NFL teams, it should be climate controlled. Broncos fans should no more be expected to eat a hot dog in mid-winter than Dolphin fans should be drinking hot chocolate in December.
Written by Garrett Parker
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