‘Football-centric’ Broncos training facility


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The National Football League (NFL) team Denver Broncos (US) are set to build a new state-of-the-art training facility.

‘Denver Broncos’ stated that the Denver Broncos announced plans recently to build a new training facility and team headquarters on the existing Centura Health Training Center site in Englewood, Florida, US.

The Denver Broncos are a professional American football franchise based in Denver, Colorado, US. The Broncos compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference West division. The team is headquartered in Dove Valley, Colorado.

The 76,125-capacity Empower Field at Mile High is an American football stadium in Denver, Colorado, United States. Its primary tenant is the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). It opened in 2001 to replace the Broncos original home, the now-demolished 76,273-capacity Mile High Stadium.

‘Denver Broncos’ further stated that the project, which is 100 percent privately-funded, is expected to begin this Spring and is scheduled to be completed ahead of the 2026 NFL season.

New York (US)-based the National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

The Broncos’ new facility will aim to enhance the players’ health and performance while bringing the football and business operations staff together. The headquarters will be designed in a contemporary Colorado style and feature more than 205,000 square feet across three floors. The new facility is expected to be 30 percent larger in size than the Broncos’ existing training center.

Informed Greg Penner, Broncos Owner and head honcho, “Our vision is to create a new home for the Denver Broncos that reflects our values of winning and teamwork with a modern Colorado design. While we considered several options to modify our current facility, we decided to do this the right way by building a new player-centered headquarters with an efficient layout and the latest amenities. Having both our football and business operations on the same campus will foster a championship environment in pursuit of our goals on and off the field.”

The Broncos’ new headquarters will be located to the West of the current facility on the plaza level and will connect to the 115,000-square Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse (indoor practice field for the Denver Broncos), which was built in 2014. The full facility will comprise more than 320,000 square feet on Denver’s 26-acre campus.

In the new facility, the weight room, indoor practice facility and walkthrough area will all be connected to the main facility. The first floor will be designed to optimize the players’ experience and daily path throughout the facility. The newly-built headquarters will feature an additional 21,000-plus square feet of player space -approximately one-third larger than the existing space – for an expanded locker room, meeting rooms, sports performance areas, and other areas.

Football operations will occupy the second floor, while business operations will be located on the third floor. More than 70 employees will move from the Empower Field at Mile High to the Broncos’ new facility following the completion of the project.

Denver’s new facility will also feature underground parking, an open-air mezzanine to host events and a new berm on the East side of the campus from which fans can watch the training camp. The Broncos’ facility will be constructed with a focus on sustainability and will feature locally sourced materials and energy-efficient design strategies.

Observed Damani Leech, Broncos President, “This is a transformative time for the Denver Broncos led by the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group that has demonstrated a deep and impactful commitment to investing in world-class facilities. We are thrilled to share plans for a new team headquarters with Broncos Country, bringing together our organization and contributing to a positive culture that supports the No. 1 goal of winning. The combination of layout, collaborative spaces, flexibility, and size will place the Broncos’ new training facility among the very best in all of sports.”

The Broncos’ process of designing a new facility began a year ago, according to Leech. The team toured the facilities of several professional sports teams – including the NFL teams Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins, the National Basketball Association (NBA) teams Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors – to create a facility that best served the needs of the Broncos.

Added Leech, “We thought about it with a player-first and football-centric mindset.”

The Broncos’ day-to-day operations will not be significantly impacted by the construction, and the Broncos will continue to host fans during training camp during the project. Once the new facility is complete, the existing facility will be demolished and replaced with a grass-seating berm from which fans can view the training camp. The new facility will also feature ample fan and hospitality spaces, including an amenity courtyard, rooftop terrace, balconies, and seating areas.

The Broncos partnered with HOK (a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm) and the Rockwell Group (an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm) on the design for the new facility.

The Broncos’ current facility was built in 1990, and the Centura Health assumed a 10-year naming rights deal in May of 2023.

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