Broncos New Ownership Makes First Big Stadium Upgrade

David Kaestle
Broncos install new grass of Mile High Stadium.
Broncos install new grass of Mile High Stadium. / Associated Press

The Denver Broncos were sold this past summer for a record $4.65 billion to Walmart Heir Rob Walton. He now is the richest owner in the NFL, and with his wealth, has promised to spare no expense with his new franchise.

The Broncos had a very disappointing first season under Walton's ownership, but that isn't stopping the spending. Ahead of the team's Week 18 game, Walton is installing a whole new field at Mile High Stadium.

Walton's son-in-law Greg Penner has taken over as CEO of the Broncos and decided to install the new natural grass field and the $400,000 price tag that comes along with it for just one game, a game that is meaningless for a 4-12 team, but could prove crucial to the health and safety of the players on it.

"To their credit, Greg and our ownership were willing to make the significant investment of a new field for our final game of the season. After our last home game and following a perfect storm of significant activity combined with inclement weather, the field was simply not up to our standards. Our turf crew and stadium management had a window to install it, we took advantage of it and they got it done."

Broncos president Damani Leech

If this type of commitment is proof of further dedication to improving this franchise and giving it the best chance to win, the Broncos are in good hands moving forward.

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