ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos broke ground Tuesday on a major expansion and renovation of team headquarters at Dove Valley.
The two-part project will include the construction of an indoor practice facility, as well as upgrades to the existing Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre, the team said in a media release.
A new 115,000-square-foot indoor practice facility, which will be built to the west of the current practice fields, will include an 85,000-square-foot field house as well as a 30,000-square-foot support space. The full-length field, locker room and football service area will be accompanied by meeting spaces, a video production room and a Broncos retail outlet among other features.
A larger public viewing area will also be built.
A 12,000-square-foot expansion to the north of the Bowlen building will include a new commercial kitchen and cafeteria, as well as new video operations and football technology offices. The media room, lobby, and other spaces will also be improved, the team said.
Construction on the indoor practice facility began Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony and modifications to the current complex will begin at the conclusion of the 2013 season.
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is funding the project.