Denver – Sun Valley: Invesco Field at Mile High – Counties Gateway Plaza
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Invesco Field at Mile High, at 1701 Mile High Stadium Circle West, opened on September 10, 2001 as the home of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, replacing the old Mile High Stadium. Designed by the architectural firm HNTB Corporation, formerly Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff, the stadium has a capacity of 76,125 for football. It has also served as home to the city’s Major League Lacrosse team, the Denver Outlaws, Major League Soccer franchise, the Colorado Rapids, and the rivalry game between the Colorado State University Rams and the University of Colorado at Boulder Buffaloes.
Counties Gateway Plaza is a pedestrian walkway leading from the west to Gates 1, 2 and 3. The Plaza is adorned with personalized bricks and six monuments which represent and fly the flags of the six counties in the Denver Metro area. Equipment Field, a group of seven marble and aluminum sculptures by artists Melissa Smedley, Mathieu Gregoire, and Ante Marinovic, is strategically placed along the plaza. The oversized pieces of equipment, ranging from a few inches to over 14 feet tall, appear partially unearthed as if left from centuries ago by giants after a game.