Denver Broncos fans will see the most colorful uniform variety in team history for the home games at INVESCO Field at Mile High this year.
Of course, the team’s primary home uniform remains the dark blue jersey and white pants.
By now fans are well aware of the fact that the Broncos are celebrating their 50th season of play and the American Football League this year. As a result, Denver will don the notorious 1960 uniform, featuring seal brown pants and helmet, gold jersey (kind of a mustard yellow), and the infamous gold and brown vertically striped socks.
The Broncos will wear than uniform when they take on the New England (née Boston) Patriots on October 11, and the Patriots will wear their AFL throwback uniforms on that day as well.
Not to be outdone, the game officials that day will be wearing what the AFL officials wore at that time, which means there will still be an orange uniform on the playing field. The officials’ shirts for all AFL throwback games are white and orange striped.
Meanwhile, the Broncos will once again wear their very popular alternate orange jersey (the one that is part of the current uniform as a third jersey) twice, donning that fabric against Dallas on October 4 and again vs. Pittsburgh on Monday night, November 9.
This is the greatest variety ever worn by the Broncos at home. A quick analysis of the dates shows that the Broncos will not wear the blue jerseys at home for two regular season games in a row until the November 22 game vs. the San Diego Chargers and the Thanksgiving Day game against the New York Giants four days later.
New team, new coach, new philosophies, old uniforms — and the same winning tradition.
Fans can look forward to all of that at INVESCO Field at Mile High in 2009.