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BOWLEN PLEDGES TO KEEP TEAM IN DENVER IF STADIUM IS FINANCED
Published February 28, 1996
Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen has promised to keep the team in Denver if voters approve a tax measure to help finance a new stadium. Bowlen, as quoted in yesterday's Colorado Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH: "If we get a new stadium deal done, I'm here the rest of my life." It "was the first time Bowlen has publicly promised" not to leave Denver if voters agree to pay more of the $260M cost of a new stadium. He said he is "willing to put his promise into writing." Bowlen is trying to convince lawmakers to have voters decide whether to extend the one cent-per-$10 sales tax used to fund Coors Field for the Broncos new facility. If they do, Bowlen would "negotiate a no-move clause into the Broncos' new lease" (Colorado Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH, 2/27).