Mile High Stadium was a legendary NFL stadium that served as the home of the Denver Broncos from 1968 to 2000. It was known for its raucous atmosphere, its altitude, and its iconic orange seats. Mile High Stadium was also the site of some of the most memorable games in Broncos history, including the 1977 AFC Championship Game against the Oakland Raiders, which the Broncos won to advance to their first Super Bowl.
Mile High Stadium was demolished in 2002, but its legacy lives on. The Broncos’ current home stadium, Empower Field at Mile High, is located on the same site as Mile High Stadium. And every year, when the Broncos kick off the NFL season against their archrivals, the Las Vegas Raiders, it is a reminder of the rich history of Mile High Stadium and the Broncos’ rivalry with the Raiders.
The 2023 NFL season kicks off on September 8th, and the Broncos will be hosting the Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High. It will be the 128th meeting between the two teams, and the Broncos will be looking to avenge their 2022 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas.
The Broncos-Raiders rivalry is one of the most heated in the NFL. The two teams have met in the playoffs four times, with the Raiders winning three of those games. The rivalry is also known for its passionate fans, who create a raucous atmosphere at every game.
The 2023 NFL season kickoff game between the Broncos and Raiders is sure to be a memorable event. It will be a chance for the Broncos to start the season off on a positive note and to avenge their loss to the Raiders last season. It will also be a chance for Broncos fans to celebrate the legacy of Mile High Stadium and the team’s rivalry with the Raiders.
Here are some of the most memorable moments from Mile High Stadium:
- 1977 AFC Championship Game: The Broncos defeat the Raiders 20-17 to advance to their first Super Bowl.
- 1988 Monday Night Football game: The Broncos lead the Raiders 24-0 at halftime, but the Raiders mount a comeback to win 30-27 in overtime.
- 1993-1994 season: The Broncos and Raiders play each other in back-to-back weeks, with the Raiders winning both games.
- 2000 season: The Broncos defeat the Raiders 31-24 in the final game ever played at Mile High Stadium.
Mile High Stadium was a special place for Broncos fans. It was a place where they could experience the excitement of NFL football at its best. And it was a place where they could create memories that would last a lifetime.