DENVER - Mayor Michael Hancock Wednesday proclaimed a bigger and better "United in Orange, Time to Ride Friday" in the City and County of Denver for January 17 to support the Denver Broncos leading up to AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.
Broncos fans throughout the Denver metro area and state are encouraged to wear orange on Friday in advance of the team's game on Sunday.
Fans are also invited to celebrate "United in Orange, Time to Ride Friday" along with Mayor Hancock, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, Miles the Mascot, Broncos alumni and Thunder at the City and County Building on Friday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Fans in attendance will receive pom poms, buttons, stickers (while supplies last) and have the chance to enter to win tickets to the game.
Mayor Hancock will sign a "Good Luck Broncos" banner and rename Bannock Street to "Broncos Boulevard" for the remainder of the postseason. All Broncos fans are encouraged to join on Friday and write their own good luck messages to the team on the banner, which will then be placed at the stadium.
Confident in Denver's home field advantage, Mayor Hancock will also place a friendly mayor-to-mayor wager with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Further details will be released soon.
The City and County of Denver will maintain its show of support for the Broncos by:
• Lighting the City and County Building with orange and blue lights beginning Friday through game day;
• Illuminating the DIA sign on Peña Boulevard in orange and programming overhead signs to cheer "Go Broncos;"
• Supporting "United in Orange, Time to Ride Friday" by asking city employees to don their best Broncos garb and buttons;
• Greeting DIA passengers with a Broncos message from John Elway on the train and adorning DIA employees and ambassadors with "United in Orange, Time to Ride Friday" buttons; and
• Encouraging downtown building owners and businesses throughout the city to display orange and blue lights and Broncos signs.
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