Fall of Sports Authority reignites fight over Mile High name
DENVER (AP) The demise of Sports Authority has reignited a fight in Colorado over the future of the Denver Broncos' stadium, a place long tied to the city's identity.
Sports Authority hopes to sell off its naming rights, but the Broncos and officials appointed to run the taxpayer-built stadium are fighting that in bankruptcy court. They say they have the right to review and veto any deal, but they haven't said whether they would insist on keeping Mile High in the name.
State Rep. Dan Pabon failed to pass a bill requiring the Mile High name stay in some form this year. Even as newcomers loyal to other teams and pastimes continue to flock to Denver, he says it's a perfect time to make sure that piece of history is preserved.