DENVER — The 2019 NFL football season is almost here and we have all the details you need to know if you plan on checking out a practice at training camp or heading to a game.
The Broncos have a couple of new faces joining the team.
Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was named the 17th head coach in Broncos history. Fangio, who has never been a head coach in the NFL before, will try to bring the Broncos defense back to the top of the league. Fangio replaces Vance Joseph, who won just 11 of his 32 games in his two seasons as the Broncos coach. Joseph never reached the postseason.
The Broncos also acquired Balitmore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco. The 11-year NFL veteran was replaced by rookie Lamar Jackson halfway through the Raven's last season. In nine starts he passed for 2,365 yards with 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Flacco was on the Super Bowl XLVII winning Ravens team during the 2012 season.
Veteran outside linebacker Von Miller broke the Broncos' all-time sack record last season. With sack 98, Miller surpassed Broncos Ring of Famer Simon Fletcher, who held the previous record at 97.5 on the all-time list. Miller is a six-time Pro Bowler and looking to become the defensive player of the year in 2019.
Running back Phillip Lindsay is one of many players battling back from an injury. The Colorado native had a wrist injury that he suffered in December, which ended his rookie season. In his first season as a Bronco, Lindsay set the NFL world on fire this year, finishing as a finalist for the Offensive Rookie of the Year. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards, coming up just shy of the NFL rushing records for an undrafted rookie.
The Broncos training camp kicked off on July 18. If you are looking to head to a training camp session, here are the dates:
- Wednesday, July 24: 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
- Thursday, July 25: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Friday, July 26: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Monday, July 29: 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 30: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Saturday, August 3: 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
- Sunday, August 4: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Monday, August 5: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Tuesday, August 6: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Saturday, August 10: 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
- Sunday, August 11: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Monday, August 12: 9:15 a.m.-noon
- Tuesday, August 13: 9:15 a.m.-noon
Broncos’ training camp practices will take place at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood. Gates will open at 8 a.m. for morning practice and 1 p.m. for afternoon practice.
Gates for morning public practices will open at 8 a.m. and gates for afternoon public practices will open at 1 p.m.
This year’s training camp will also feature a practice at Broncos Stadium Mile High on Saturday, July 27. This is happening from 2:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. This practice is free and open to the public.
Parking lots open at 10:15 a.m. and gates open at 12:15 p.m.
Along with the practice, there will be other activities including a kid's zone, face painting, performances by Broncos Cheerleaders and the Stampede Drumline as well as autograph sessions. The first 1,000 kids, 12 years-old and younger, will receive a free Miles the Mascot visor in honor of the mascot's birthday.
Fans should be aware there is a bag police at Mile High Stadium. The Broncos’ stadium bag policy will be in effect for all training camp practices.
- Each fan may carry one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar).
- In addition to one of the bags noted above, fans may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, subject to search
- Diapers and wipes can be carried in a clear bag. Diaper bags are not permitted.
- Remove any jackets or other large, bulky items from your bag and carry these in hand. When the contents of your bag are clearly visible, staff can screen bags without requiring any contents to be removed. If blankets or other items conceal the contents of a bag, staff must request that they be removed in order for screening to take place, delaying the process.
- Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones are acceptable if carried in loosely or in an approved clear bag.
- Seat pads are permitted as long as they do not exceed 18 inches wide and do not contain pockets, zippers or concealable areas.
For more information about the bag policy, click here.
The following items are prohibited:
- Glass containers (soft plastic Nalgene water bottles are okay)
- Metal containers (thermoses, coffee tumblers, mugs and metal sunscreen spray bottles)
- Video cameras
- Long lens cameras
- Law chairs
- Selfie sticks
- Full size helmets
- Cell phones (unless turned off or on silent)
- Pets of any kind
Small cameras, small binoculars and cell phones are acceptable if carried in loosely or in an approved clear bag.
Food & Beverage:
There will be food trucks on the west side of the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse. Food bought from food trucks will not be allowed inside the practice field gates. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the practice field gates in small individual quantities.
2019 pre-season schedule:
August 1 @ Atlanta Falcons 6 p.m. NBC
August 8 @ Seattle Seahawks 8 p.m. KTVD-Channel 20
August 19 vs San Francisco 49ers 6 p.m. ESPN/KTVD-Channel 20
August 24 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 p.m. KTVD-Channel 20
August 29 vs Arizona Cardinals 7 p.m. KTVD-Channel 20
2019 regular season schedule:
- Sept. 9 @ Raiders 8:20 p.m. ESPN – Monday Night Football
- Sept. 15 vs. Bears 2:25 p.m. FOX
- Sept. 22 @ Packers 11 a.m. FOX
- Sept. 29 vs. Jaguars 2:25 p.m. CBS
- Oct. 6 @ Chargers 2:05 p.m. CBS
- Oct. 13 vs Titans 2:25 p.m. CBS
- Oct. 17 vs. Chiefs 6:20 p.m. NFL Network – Thursday Night Football
- Oct. 27 @ Colts 2:25 p.m. CBS
- Nov. 3 vs Browns 2:25 p.m. CBS
- BYE WEEK
- Nov. 17 @ Vikings 11 a.m. CBS
- Nov. 24 @ Bills 11 a.m. CBS
- Dec. 1 vs Chargers 2:25 p.m. CBS
- Dec. 8 @ Texans 11 a.m. CBS
- Dec. 15 @ Chiefs 11 a.m. CBS
- Dec. 21 OR Dec. 22 vs Lions (TBD) CBS
- Dec. 29 vs Raiders 2:25 p.m. CBS
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