After a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos will celebrate with fans and supporters with a parade through downtown Denver on Tuesday. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain Time, with the parade itself kicking off at noon. The entire event is free and accessible to the public.
The celebration will start at Civic Center Park at 10 a.m. and will feature musical performances by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, 3OH!3 and Funkiphino. At noon, the parade will begin at the intersection of 17th Street and Wynkoop Street. It will travel through downtown Denver and should arrive at Civic Center Park at 1 p.m.
The parade will feature the entire Broncos roster, owner Pat Bowlen and his family, the Broncos cheerleaders, Miles the mascot, Thunder the bronco and the Denver Broncos Stampede Drumline. After the parade ends, there will be a rally at Civic Center Park featuring Broncos players and coaches, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock and other special guests.
The Broncos' Super Bowl 50 victory is the third in franchise history. Denver's GM, John Elway, led the teams to wins in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII. After waiting 17 years for the team to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Mile High Stadium, fans in Denver are surely ready to celebrate.
This is the second Super Bowl victory for quarterback Peyton Manning, who previously won Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts. It's likely that Manning, 39, will choose to retire following Sunday's win, so the parade and rally are opportunities for Broncos fans to give the future Hall of Famer a warm sendoff.
The Panthers were favored to win, but Denver's defense, and particularly Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, were dominant throughout the game. The constant pressure they brought against Cam Newton and the Carolina forced some pivotal turnovers that helped secure the win.
"We shocked the world! What a win! The Denver Broncos' perseverance and skill showed up tonight in a big way," Hancock said. "With a sea of orange at Levi Stadium and Broncos Country across the nation zeroed in to support our team, the Broncos and fans really brought this one home together."
Local fans are encouraged to enjoy the parade from along the parade route and to participate in the entertainment and the rally at Civic Center Park. Chairs and other seating devices won't be permitted in the park, and backpacks and bags are discouraged and subject to search. The parade will also be televised on local Denver television, with portions airing on NFL Network.
How to Watch
When: Noon local time, 2 p.m. ET
Where: Downtown Denver
TV: Fox31 Denver, NFL Network
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