DENVER — A man who fell about 60 feet to his death at Sports Authority Field at Mile High after Monday night’s Broncos game left behind a wife and five young children, according to information on a GoFundMe account that has been set up for Jason Coy’s family.
Coy and his stay-at-home wife had children ages 11, 8, 5, 2 and 6 months.
“This family has lost an amazing husband, father, provider, and caring man,” the page said. “Jason’s smile, laugh, and personality was felt by everyone he met. His family was his life, and while we cannot fill that loss, we can help ease the pain of the financial uncertainty that lies ahead.”
Officials said Coy was sitting on a railing in a stairwell on the north side of the stadium just after the game ended about 9:45 p.m. when he fell.
Ambulances could be seen outside Gate 5 at the stadium after the incident.
The Denver Police Department said it was investigating the fall as a nontraffic accident, which is standard protocol.
Witnesses and emergency personnel quickly gave aid to Coy before he was taken to Denver Health Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
“A fan was taken to the hospital after falling over a stairwell railing at Sports Authority Field at Mile High shortly after Monday night’s game,” Stadium Management Company, which operates the stadium, said in a statement.
“Our thoughts are with the injured fan, and we are in the process of learning more about this incident from the Denver Police Department’s investigation.”
“The Denver Broncos are extremely saddened to learn that Jason Coy, the fan who fell over a stairwell railing at Monday night’s game, has passed away,” the Broncos said in a statement. “Along with Stadium Management Company, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends.
“Providing a safe, enjoyable environment for guests at Sports Authority Field at Mile High is the top priority for the Broncos and SMC. We’re reviewing this tragic incident and will continue to maintain all necessary safety measures for our fans.”