MILE HIGH BACK IN THE STADIUM HUNT FOR DENVER OFFICIALS?
Denver officials said they will take an "honest look"
at redeveloping Mile High Stadium as an alternative to
building a new Broncos facility, according to Alan Snel of
the DENVER POST. Officials said the city will take three
steps to evaluate Mile High's redevelopment potential. City
officials will submit Mile High to a regional stadium site
board; they will talk to Broncos officials to discuss the
team's "exact needs" for a new facility; and they will hire
a consultant to analyze the costs of rehabilitating Mile
High. The study will cost "at least" $200,000. State Sen.
Mike Coffman will also introduce a bill in the General
Assembly that would give the Metropolitan Denver Football
Stadium District Board the authority to remodel Mile High --
authority the stadium board "currently lacks." Broncos
lobbyist Porter Wharton "questioned" whether a renovated
Mile High would meet NFL stadium criteria and whether it
could accommodate extensive maintenance costs outlined in a
city engineering study (DENVER POST, 3/19).