Thursday night’s Kickoff game is more than just the start of a new season but also the celebration of the return of professional football.
NBC and the Broncos are trying to make sure that Thursday night has all the trimmings befitting America’s premier sports league’s return to primetime.
Country music star Keith Urban is performing in on a floating stage in the Baltimore Harbor at 5:30 MT which will be shown on NBC pregame and the winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Danielle Bradbery, will be performing the National Anthem at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“I am always honored to sing our national anthem but to be able to sing it at the NFL Kickoff game in Denver is like a dream come true,” Bradbery said. “I am so excited!”
Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth will be in the booth for NBC, presenting the game to television audiences.
The host of NBC’s new game show ‘Million Second Quiz,’ Ryan Seacrest will also be a part of the festivities, making an appearance from Sports Authority Field to start the new season.
“I’m excited to join my friends at NBC Sports and the National Football League for the countdown to the 94th season opener between the Broncos and the Ravens. It’s going to be an amazing pregame show, offering an auspicious beginning to another incredible NFL season,” Seacrest said.
Just before the start of the game 32 NFL legends, one from each team, will help countdown the final moments leading up to the game. Shannon Sharpe will be the Broncos’ representative in the countdown.
NBC’s NFL Kickoff coverage beings at 5:30 MT and the game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 MT.
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