Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Visit to Invesco Field at Mile High

Invesco Field as seen from the VQ Hotel pool
 I kind of thought that the busy week we had last week (which I haven't written too much about yet) would result in kind of a quiet week, but I didn't realize how interesting some of the things I planned would be!  I'm starting out with a little adventure I had that turned out to be quite fun and interesting.

It was supposed to be a pretty hot day and I had been wanting to get a walk in for a couple weeks so this was the day for it.  Bob's Physical Therapist had told him he needed to walk and that he could walk around Invesco Field (just outside the door, practically, from our hotel).  He, of course, was not about to do that but did pass on the information to me.

  I left fairly early in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day.  It was very pleasant and I finally saw where I had to go to get across I-25 to get over to the park on the other side, but for this day I was going around the stadium!  As I got to the gate facing out toward Colfax Ave., I noticed a sculpture of a horse raring up on its hind legs.  As I got closer I realized it was way more than that!  A wonderful fountain with a herd of life-sized horses running up the hill along the fountain!  I took a bunch of pictures of this gift from the Pat Bowlen family to the people of Colorado.

The sculpture of one of the Broncos in front of the stadium.

The whole sculpture and fountain.

Coming up to a pool.

Charging up the hill.

Up over the Falls

Looking up the fountain from the parking lot.

A gift to the people of Colorado.
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I continued on around the building and came to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.  I noticed they had tour tickets available there and I was curious to know what kind of a tour they had so I went in.  The hall of Fame was very interesting and I spent a bit of time reading about some of the many athletes and pioneer sports people from Colorado.  I learned that the tour was 1 hour and 15 minutes long and included a visit to the locker room, press box, club and some other places.  It costs $9 or $7 for kids and seniors.  I didn't take my money with me, but I do believe Bob and I will be taking the tour this coming week!

While I was there I noticed a couple who left just before I did.  As I was walking along checking out the plaques that tell who had made it into the Hall of Fame in the past few years, I saw them ahead of me.  I continued on and saw that there was a big horseshoe pitching area open to the public.  Then I saw the couple turn and walk down into the tunnel that leads directly onto the football field.  I also noticed the big Security signs.  What the heck, I thought , if they can go down there and not get thrown out , maybe I should try it to.

I acted like I knew what I was doing and came up behind the people who were now talking to the security guy.  He pointed them toward a big glass-enclosed desk area and then turned to me.  I asked him what my chances of going out onto the field to take a few pictures would be and he said, "No chance!"  I kind of started to turn to leave when he said, "Wait a minute."  He asked another guard to cover for him and walked with me out to the field and waited while I took my pictures!!!  What a guy ( he was very tall and athletic-looking, too).  I thanked him profusely and headed out the tunnel.  By then I was back around to the hotel and headed up to tell Bob all about it!  My next excursion will be to follow the arrows that point from Invesco Field over to The Pepsi Center.  I wonder what I can find of interest over there.......

I'm out on the field!

There's the Bronco!

Here's the close up!


  1. Wow Penny very cool!

  2. YOu the lady!!! Very cool.

  3. Mom the persuader....good for you.

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