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Denver Broncos Gameday: Fans should arrive early on Sunday

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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Denver Broncos paraphernalia is displayed by tailgaters prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

DENVER - Before you make your way to Sunday's AFC Championship game, here are few things fans should know before you get to the stadium.

The Denver Broncos are reminding all fans to wear orange. Also, most importantly, fans are being encouraged to arrive at Sports Authority Field at Mile High early for the game. It is recommended that all fans arrive at the gates no later than noon.

Fans will be able to enter the on-site stadium parking lots starting at 8 a.m. The stadium gates will open at 11 a.m.

United Club and Suite ticket holders will be able to get into stadium at gate 2 or gate 7 starting at 10 a.m. Kickoff will be at 1:05 p.m.

Remember to avoid bringing bags if possible. However if you do bring one, make sure all bags meet the bag policy requirements.

One clear bag no larger than 12 x 6 x 12 inches or a one-gallon clear freezer bag is allowed.

Fans are allowed to bring a small clutch purse no larger than 6.5 x 4.5 inches with or without a strap, along with the clear bag.

To help speed up the security process make sure all bags meet the requirements listed above and that items including blankets, bulky items, keys, and metal objects are not in the bag during the security check.

If you plan on parking in the stadium lots keep in mind that there are a limited amount of single-game spaces available for those without permits. The parking spaces will be sold based on a first-come, first- served basis. It will cost between $20 and $30.

You can find game day parking for $15 per space at the Pepsi Center and various lots on the Auraria Campus. Keep in mind it will be about a 10-minute walk to the stadium. Spaces are anticipated to be sold out by 11:30 a.m.

It is recommended to take the light rail or the Broncos Ride, which will be taking fans from various parking lots downtown Denver.

There will be plenty of pregame festivities such as the Thunderstorm skydive jump team and a "Go Broncos" cheer led by a Broncos alum. Other pregame festivities will include the Mile High Mountain Village presented by Bud Light, which will open at 10 a.m. Sunday and is free  and open to all fans with a game ticket. The entrance for this event will be at Gate 4.

If you're not inside the stadium, you can join in on the fun outside at the Sports Legends Mall located at the south end of the stadium. This will be free to the public and is perfect for all fans, featuring sponsor booths with football-themed activities and a beer garden.

For more information or questions about gameday, please visit www.sportsauthorityfield.com, www.rtd.com or www.cotrip.org/home.htm.

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