The Metropolitan Football Stadium District (the District) is a body corporate and political subdivision of the State of Colorado established pursuant to the Metropolitan Football Stadium District Act, Article 15, Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, (Act). The District includes all or part of the seven counties in the Denver metropolitan area. The District was created for the purpose of planning, acquiring land and constructing a professional football stadium. The Act authorizes the District to levy and collect a sales tax on one-tenth of one percent throughout the District as of January 1, 2001 and will collect the tax for a period not to extend beyond January 1, 2012. The sales tax assists the District in financing the acquisition of land, construction of the Stadium and the payments of debt service.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Metropolitan Football Stadium District is governed by a Board of Directors of nine members who serve without compensation.
The Board of Directors are: Audit/Capital Committee Members Finance Committee Members
Raymond T. Baker, Chairman Roy Palmer Jim Harrington
Jim Harrington, Arapahoe County Gene Ciancio Gabe Fenton
Joy Burns, Governor Appointee Don Johnson Don Johnson
Gene Ciancio, Adams County Jim Harrington
Chauncey Billups, City and County of Denver
Gabriel Fenton, Boulder County
Vacant, Douglas County
Donald Johnson, Jefferson County
Roy Palmer, Governor Appointee
2018 Regular Board Meetings
- March 21, 2018
- June 20, 2018
- September 19, 2018
- November 14, 2018
*All meetings start at 10:00 am unless stated otherwise
*Please note that meeting dates and times are subject to change
City and County of Denver
Community Planning & Development
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Media availability 4 – 5 p.m.
City to lead master plan for south end of the Broncos’ stadium property
City planners will gather community input on the Metro Stadium District’s and Denver Broncos’ plans to create a year-round, mixed-use neighborhood hub
A nonprofit venture between the Metropolitan Football Stadium District (MFSD) and the Denver Broncos Football Club is exploring creating a new, mixed‐use neighborhood destination on the south end of the stadium property — now occupied by surface parking lots used only during games and special events.
In response, Denver Community Planning and Development has stepped in to lead a master planning process to gather community input to help guide this potential development in accordance with the neighborhood plan — the 2013 Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan (PDF).
The MFSD and Broncos’ vision is to create a neighborhood hub where people can live, work and play, as well as an enhanced gameday experience for fans. City planners want to involve the community in a master plan for this area so that the people of Denver, and particularly adjacent neighborhoods, may provide input into the future.
The Denver Housing Authority (DHA), in partnership with the City and County of Denver, has a mixed-income public housing development underway in this neighborhood; planners will work closely with DHA and its residents to incorporate their needs and perspectives into this master plan.
“This is an opportunity to realize the recommendations in the neighborhood plan, including improving critical transportation connections between the site and nearby transit, downtown, Sun Valley and west side neighborhoods, the highway and the South Platte River,” said Brad Buchanan, executive director of Denver Community Planning and Development. “The Stadium District can transform its surface parking lots into a neighborhood asset, and we want to work with the community to guide that transformation and ensure it conforms to Denver’s values.”
In 2013, Sun Valley residents, businesses and property owners, including the Denver Broncos, established a clear vision for this area in the Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan. It recommended creating a year-round, mixed-use retail, entertainment, and cultural hub to complement the stadium and other area recreational opportunities, with Lower Colfax as a “main street.”
“The Metropolitan Football Stadium District, the Sun Valley neighborhood and the Denver Broncos have a long history of working together even prior to the adoption of the 2013 Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan,” said Matt Sugar, MFSD director of stadium affairs. “This planning effort is an encouraging step towards realizing the potential of this uniquely Colorado and Denver community.”
With the 2013 Decatur-Federal Station Area Plan as a foundation, a master plan will provide more detailed guidance on creating a destination in the vein of stadiums across the country looking to improve the neighbor and visitor experience, as well as improving critical transportation connections to the South Platte River, transit stations and downtown.
“This is a unique opportunity for the district to become a year-round destination with places to live, eat, shop and enjoy,” said Mac Freeman, chief commercial officer for the Denver Broncos. “Similar to what many other sports teams around the country have done, this is a great chance to turn empty lots into family-friendly spaces that draw visitors throughout the year.”
The Metropolitan Football Stadium District owns the property slated for the plan. The MFSD and the Broncos hope through this future development to create a long-term, recurring income stream to support maintaining and improving the stadium, a taxpayer-owned asset.
The MFSD and Broncos expect to replace any parking that is lost to development.
Public meetings will begin in spring 2018. Learn more at denvergov.org/stadiumdistrict.
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The Metropolitan Football Stadium District is a body corporate and political subdivision of the state of Colorado established pursuant to the Metropolitan Football Stadium District Act, Article 15, Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. The district was created for the purpose of planning, acquiring land and constructing a professional football stadium.
Statement from the Metropolitan Football Stadium District
The Metropolitan Football Stadium District learned Tuesday that a fan attending Monday night’s game succumbed to injuries after falling over a stairwell railing shortly after the game. The District and the Stadium Management Company are in the process of learning more about the incident. Our thoughts are with the deceased fan’s family and friends.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
METROPOLITAN FOOTBALL STADIUM DISTRICT
“The Metropolitan Football Stadium District (MFSD) was informed that a motion was filed in a Delaware Court for the Denver Broncos to assume the naming rights contract for Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“The filing of bankruptcy by Sports Authority had left uncertainty in the future of the naming rights of Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Denver Broncos assuming the naming rights offers some clarity in the future of Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“In anticipation of a potential court decision, the District Board directed the staff to prepare a request for proposals (RFP) to seek a valuation for a new naming rights partner. Those efforts will continue as both the court and District processes move forward.
“Pending court approval, the Denver Broncos will assume the MFSD contract with Sports Authority.
“Naming rights revenue is primarily used for capital improvements extending the life of the stadium well into the future, attempting to avoid need for public funding. The District and the Denver Broncos are currently conducting a facilities conditions assessment of the stadium and surrounding campus. Preliminary numbers indicate over $300 million will be needed over the next 30 years to maintain the facility.”
QUOTE FROM MFSD CHAIRMAN RAY BAKER
“This will allow the District to work closely with the Broncos to secure the best possible outcome for a new naming right partner. The District looks forward to working with the Broncos over the next weeks and months to secure the best deal.”
The joint release from the Metropolitan Football Stadium District and the Denver Broncos can be viewed here:
Request for Proposal for Conditions Assesment
The purpose of this request for proposals (RFP) is to engage the services of a qualified firm to provide to the Metropolitan Football Stadium District (the “District”) and the Stadium Management Company (“SMC”) a review and assessment of the on-going capital needs of Sports Authority Field at Mile High over the next 30 years (a Facility Condition Assessment (“FCA”)).
Deadline has passed
June 4, 2014 – West 13th Avenue Realignment Open House
Decatur Federal General Development Plan
The City and County of Denver Department of Planning and Development is currently undertaking the process of developing a General Development Plan (GDP) for the area immediately south of Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The area includes the Sun Valley Neighborhood and the recently completed Decatur-Federal RTD Light Rail Station. For more information about the redevelopment project, please go to www.denvergov.org/decaturfederal.
Stadium Renovations / Upgrades
The Metropolitan Football Stadium District and the Denver Broncos recently agreed to fund approximately $30 million worth of improvements to Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Over the last 12 years, the Denver Broncos and their partners have spent over $28 million in stadium improvements. This latest round of improvements will include some very visible upgrades including new High Definition Video Boards and a makeover of the lower concourse. Additionally, upgraded health/safety communications systems also are improved to provide better communication in case of an emergency.
A partial list of improvements to take place before the 2013 season is listed below:
LEGAL AND FINANCIALS
Metropolitan Football Stadium District
1701 Bryant St
Denver, CO 80204
Director of Stadium Affairs