We’d be lying if we said that parking at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium was easy. It’s not. However, you’re in luck because reading and understanding this guide to Broncos parking IS easy! If you’re looking for information about getting the best and most affordable Sports Authority Field parking, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out how it’s done as well as some alternatives to parking at the stadium.
Is There Street Parking at Sports Authority Field?
There are really only two things you need to know about street parking at Sports Authority Field:
1. Parking on neighborhood streets around the stadium is prohibited – you are at risk of being ticketed or towed.
2. If your car was towed from a street near Sports Authority Field, it was brought to Wastewater Management Facility at 2000 W 3rd Ave. You can contact them at 303-295-4363 if you think your car was brought in.
Tips For On-Site Parking at Sports Authority Field
There are 6,500 on-site parking spaces at Mile High Stadium. Unfortunately, on-site parking is mostly reserved for season ticket holders who have pre-purchases permits. If you are lucky enough to have one of these permits there are a few things you should know:
1. On-site lots open 5 hours prior to kick-off
2. There will be police checkpoints set up 2 hours prior to the game to direct permit-holders to the correct lot and control traffic
3. There are no in and out privileges for on-site parking at the stadium
4. Permits may not be re-used or transferred – vehicles without valid permits will be denied access to lots
The good news is that a limited number of spaces are sold for single games first come first serve. Here’s what you need to know:
5. Single game spots range from $20 to $30
6. These spots are CASH ONLY, so be prepared
7. Make sure you arrive early if you’re planning to park on-site, spots usually sell out 2 hours before kickoff
For questions about on-site Sports Authority Field parking: Parking@Broncos.NFL.net | 720.258.3000
See the map below to get an idea of where the lots are:
What Are the Rules About Tailgating at Sports Authority Field?
We all know that when it comes to football, parking can be synonymous with tailgating. With that mind, here are the most important things to know about tailgating for a Broncos game:
1. Each vehicle may only occupy one lined parking space and the area in front of or behind that space – this is strictly enforced!
2. You cannot block the drive lane between rows of spots
3. Tents that are larger than 8 ‘x 8′ and vehicles longer than 18′ or wider than 8’ are prohibited in lined parking spaces
4. Tailgating is allowed on medians and landscaped areas near the parking lots!
5. Open fires are not allowed
6. Guests are asked to safely set up, operate, and clean up all cooking materials – there are hot coal containers in the parking lots
7. Unauthorized vending and solicitation of any materials is prohibited
The Best Handicap Parking Options at Sports Authority Field
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium has ADA parking for both a full season and on a single game basis.
ADA Season Parking: ADA season parking is available in Lot G for a rate of $300 per season. In order to purchase ADA season parking you must provide either a copy of your vehicle registration or your State-issued handicap placard.
ADA Single Game Parking: There are a limited number of single game ADA permits in Lots D and G that cost $30 per game. These permits are sold first come first serve, and you must provide your vehicle registration or State-issued handicap placard. To purchase a single game ADA permit, call 720-258-3000 or email Parking@Broncos.NFL.net. Additionally, there is cash only ADA parking in Lot L on a first come first serve basis on game days.
Tips For Getting The Best Off-Site Sports Authority Field Parking
If the parking scene at Mile High Stadium sounded bleak, that’s just because we didn’t mention the 12,000+ off-site parking spaces within walking distance of the stadium. Most of them around a 10 minute walk away and are cheaper than on-site parking spots. Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Pepsi Center of Auraria Campus (east of I-25) have the largest inventory of off-site spaces – they’re $10-$15 a space, cash only!
2. The Sports Authority Field official site includes a warning to be careful to choose only off-site parking lots managed by reputable companies – there are a lot of people out there just trying to make a buck off parking your care, make sure to choose wisely
3. To minimize the risk of parking at a shady location, book a spot in a lot near the stadium online with SpotHero.
Alternatives to Parking at Sports Authority Field
BroncosRide shuttles take fans to the stadium from park and ride lots throughout the Denvermetro area. A round trip costs between $4.50 and $10, depending on your distance from the stadium. For more information about the BroncosRide, check out the RTD website. Shuttles start running 2.5 hours before the game on weekends and 2 hours before the game on weekdays. Fans can meet the shuttles in Parking Lot A after the game to return to their cars. You can buy tickets at vending machines or booths at some light rail stations.
The Federal Shuttle stops at Lincoln High School at 2285 South Federal Boulevard, and then continues to stop at bus stops along Federal Boulevard every 3 to 5 minutes. The shuttle begins running 2 hours before the game until 10 minutes after kickoff and service starts again after the game until 45 minutes after the end of the game.
There are 2 light rail stations just an 8 minute walk from the stadium. You can take the C, E, or W line to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station or you can take the West Corridor Line to Decatur-Federal Station. Regular light rail fares apply.
There is a taxi stand on Bryan Street right along the pedestrian walkway outside the Gate 5 area on the Northeast corner of the building.
Spots Authority Field at Mile High Stadium is one of the most bike-accessible of all NFL stadiums. There is easy access from the South Platte Trail, which is part of the Denver bike trail system. The stadium has over 300 bike racks as well as the Broncos Bike Valet, which is a service that can hold up to 500 bikes during the game and only accepts donations to Denver bike sharing.