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Start of Denver Broncos Season: How to Get Home Safe from Empower Field at Mile High

Start of Denver Broncos Season: How to Get Home Safe from Empower Stadium

Denver Broncos Season is upon us. Everyone is excited to watch the NFL and cheer on their teams. Many have already bagged tickets to catch the game in the Empower Stadium. If you are lucky enough to have the tickets for a game, you will certainly have the time of your life. However, staying safe while watching the game and after it is also important.

Many stadiums and game arenas implement safety measures in the stadiums to ensure the safety of the attendees. However, emotions are high throughout the game, and many attendees drink too much, resulting in various problems.

Here are some safety tips to get home safe from a stadium:

Decide a Meeting Place In Case Anyone Gets Separated

Most people come to watch the game with their family members or friends. You must first decide on a meeting point at the empower stadium to meet up in case anyone gets separated. This is particularly important if you have kids going with you.

Avoid relying on technology as the internet reception might not work within the stadium. Also, decide a time to reconnect at the specified place.

Parking at the Empower Stadium

Make sure you arrive in the parking lot much earlier to get a good parking spot near your seats. The closer you park near the exits of your specified seats, the easier it will be for you to find your car and safely drive away home.

Find the Nearest Exits to Your Seats

Once you are seated, locate all the nearest exits to you. This will not just help you find your way out of the stadium at the end of the game but will also be useful in case of emergencies.

Drink Responsibly

Drinking is usually a given at games. Everyone wants to enjoy this break from normal life and cheer on their teams. However, you must drink responsibly to get home safely after the game. It is also wise to look out for your friends and family at the stadium with you in case they need assistance.

Be sure to avoid the drunks, especially the opposing team. When walking out, try to put your Denver Broncos gear in your bag or out of sight.

Linger Behind After the Game Ends

At the end of the game, there is always a rush of attendees heading to the nearest exit. Thousands of people trying to flood out of the gates simultaneously is bound to lead to injuries or scuffles. Wait a bit after the game to let the crowd disperse before you head towards the exit. This might also save you from the traffic outside the stadium right after the end of the match.

Walk Out the Exit Nearest to your Car

Internet and phone signals are usually not good within the stadium. It is wise to locate the nearest exit to your car and have the location already loaded on your phone before you head to the stadium. This will make navigating your way through the crowd and to your car easier and safer.

Plan your Exit Route Beforehand

Your GPS might not work when you are driving away. It is best to plan your exit route before you enter the stadium. Ensure you also have a backup plan if you cannot take the planned route.

Wrapping Up

Attending a game at the Empower stadium is certainly exciting but can also place you in danger of getting lost, scuffling with drunks, or other issues. It is essential to keep yourself protected by following the safety tips and the specified rules of the stadium.

In case you or your loved one get injured due to the negligent behavior of someone in the stadium, get in touch with the experienced Bell and Pollock lawyers to help you.

Now a Word from Gary Bell

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By Gary Bell of Bell & Pollock Injury Attorneys

On April 19, 2018, the Colorado Department of Transportation (“CDOT”) installed temporary, glow-in-the-dark sidewalk chalk art throughout Denver as part of its 2018 pedestrian safety campaign. The sidewalk art can be found in over 100 locations in some of Denver’s busiest pedestrian areas, such as the 16th Street Mall, Cherry Creek, Civic Center Park, Coors’ Field, the Pepsi Center, Union Station, etc. The sidewalk art’s message reads: “Stow your phone before crossing.” It’s part of CDOT’s efforts to encourage pedestrians to pay more attention when crossing the street. Weather permitting, the sidewalk art should stay visible through early May. CDOT’s pedestrian safety campaign aims to promote the importance of using crosswalks and encouraging drivers to always yield to pedestrians. The safety campaign not only focuses its message on pedestrians, but also targets drivers to use extra caution when around pedestrians, reminding drivers to always initially stop one’s vehicle before entering the no-car-zone crosswalks—even for right-turning vehicles. CDOT’s pedestrian safety campaign is a broad effort to reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths, which have climbed alarmingly over the last few years – especially in areas of urban Colorado. In 2017, there were 93 pedestrian fatalities statewide, up 11 % from 2016 and 45 % from 2015. The average pedestrian death toll from 2006 to 2015 was fewer than 60 deaths per year. Moreover, pedestrians represented 14.4 % of all traffic fatalities in Colorado last year. If you are ever involved in a motor vehicle accident as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to benefits not only from the liable driver, but also from your own automobile insurance policy’s medical payments (“Med-Pay”) and uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverages.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian and believe you are entitled to recovery, don’t hesitate to call our BELL & POLLOCK, P.C. legal team at (303)795-5900 for your free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

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