Denver Broncos CEO and co-owner Greg Penner spent $400,000 replacing the team’s entire field for just ONE game as the AFC West strugglers look to give their fans something to cheer about through a winning season finale
Denver Broncos CEO and co-owner Greg Penner poured $400,000 into a whole new field just for the last game of the season.
The NFL regular season ends this weekend and the Broncos are looking to give their fans something to cheer about by securing a victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday after a dismal season.
The 4-12 Broncos will take to a new field after the old Empire Field turf was replaced by Penner.
The Denver Broncos got a new field at Empire Field for their final game of the season
Broncos CEO and co-owner Greg Penner poured $400,000 into replacing the turf
The Broncos shared a video of the field revitalized with new grass on Saturday
“To their credit, Greg and our ownership were willing to make the big investment of a new field for our final game of the season,” Broncos president Damani Leech said. NFL.com friday
‘After our last home game and following a perfect storm of significant activity combined with bad weather, the field was not up to our standards.
‘Our turf crew and stadium management had a window to install it, we took advantage of it and they did it.’
The 4-12 Broncos will take to a new field after the old Empire Field turf was replaced by Penner
The NFL.com report states that the field will be torn down and replaced again for the start of the 2023 season.
‘We appreciate Broncos ownership replacing our field — even for just one game — to give the players a better and safer surface than the previous two games,’ added Denver kicker and union rep Brandon McManus.
‘It means a lot that Greg and the owners acted after the field did not play or look up to standard.’
The Walton-Penner family completed the acquisition of the Broncos for a record price of $4.65 billion in August.
F1 star Lewis Hamilton is part of the Broncos ownership group with the Walton Penner Ownership Group, along with Rob Walton (right), Penner and Carrie Walton Penner (left)
It’s not just an NFL record, but a sports record, surpassing Steve Cohen’s $2.4bn purchase of the New York Mets and David Tepper’s $2.3bn acquisition of the Carolina Panthers.
The Walton Penner Ownership Group’s bid was approved by a unanimous vote of NFL owners at a meeting, according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The ownership group also includes minority owners such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as well as Formula One star Lewis Hamilton.
The Broncos have failed to reach the playoffs in six seasons and their results haven’t improved this season, sitting at the bottom of the AFC West.
Penner has issued a scathing apology to fans amid a terrible campaign and the sacking of Nathaniel Hackett.
Jerry Rosburg has been put in temporary charge with franchise owners considering their options for their next leader.