Empower Field at Mile High

It’s been called many names, but Empower Field at Mile High is the “new Mile High”- the original opened in 1948. In 2001 they demolished “Old Mile High” and built its successor in the parking lot nextdoor.

Continuing the “Mile High” moniker in honor of Denver’s elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, Empower Field poses a challenge for visiting teams: the fans are notoriously noisy and the altitude makes it harder for athletes to breath. Meanwhile, fans are treated to an electric atmosphere, right in downtown Denver.

Known best as the home of the Denver Broncos, Empower’s new Mile High also plays host to other events, and in 2008 it made history as the site of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech as the first black Democratic candidate for President of the United States.