Starting next season, Orange Sunday will be a regular occurrence.
In 2012, the Broncos will don their orange jerseys for home games, with the navy blue jersey switching to their alternate threads. The NFL has officially approved the Denver Broncos’ request to make the swap.
The change started with the fans.
The Broncos received nearly 2,000 fan emails from all 50 states and 32 countries, some from as far away as Azerbaijan, South Korea and Tanzania, asking for the switch. What’s more, almost 10,000 people signed an online petition to get the Broncos primarily in orange.
“Our fans made it clear that they wanted us to make the switch to orange jerseys,” Broncos President Joe Ellis said. “We’re happy to announce that we will make the change, starting next season.”
The orange jerseys, which the Broncos wore for their first game this season against the Oakland Raiders — and will be worn again on Oct. 30 against Detroit — will be the primary home uniform. The now-alternate navy blue jerseys can be worn up to two times at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
As Ellis said, it’s what the fans wanted. What do you all think?
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