Last week’s fire at Mile High Stadium caused extensive damage to the facility; The The video proves it. In fact, the Broncos may not be completely overhauled before the start of the next football season.
Broncos CEO Joe Ellis said Monday that it will be “real challengeTo replace damaged seats and repair suites that burned in the fire. Roughly a dozen suites were damaged, as well as “a few hundred seats,” Ellis said.
“At first glance we thought it wasn’t a big deal, but after going to see the damage and witnessing it in person and spending time with the fire inspectors and people from our stadium and the repair team that came in,” Ellis said, via Ryan O’Halloran from Denver Post.
Business becomes more than just beautification. The fire damaged steel in the stadium’s infrastructure.
“The heat of the fire, as soon as it caught on, the one upside down,” said Ellis via O’Halloran. “We are going to have to re-manufacture those steel jacks in those particular departments and with the supply chain issues around the world and each of them has a different dimension due to the way the sit-down basin is built and shaped, it is going to take some time to get those replaced and they will have to be replaced.”
The stadium will host other events in the meantime, including multiple concerts.
Through it all, the Bronco is for sale. Fire can be considered a harbinger of doom. Alternatively, the buyer can simply be considered a franchise disaster has been.