The public is welcome to come to Mile High today to pay their respects to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who passed away last Thursday. More information on today's tribute: http://bit.ly/2XlA3kf
Posted by Denver7 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
DENVER – Fans visited Broncos Stadium at Mile High Tuesday to honor Pat Bowlen, the team’s longtime owner.
Fans waited in line to share condolences with the Bowlen family Tuesday. Several items of memorabilia were put on display along with the Broncos three Super Bowl Trophies, Mr. Bowlen’s desk and other reminders of his 35 years of leading the organization.
Bowlen died last Thursday following a years-long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He will be posthumously enshrined the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 3rd in Canton, Ohio.
As an owner, he was known for his success on the field as well as his generosity in the Denver community. According to the Broncos, Bowlen donated more than $35 million to charitable organizations in the Denver area since he started Denver Broncos Charities. Under Bowlen’s leadership, the team also opened its own branch of the Boys & Girls Club of America in 2003, a first for any professional sports franchise.
As an owner, Bowlen’s Broncos largely avoided losing seasons under his leadership. Since he took over in 1984, only the New England Patriots, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers had a better winning percentage.
A private funeral service will be held next Monday in Denver.