February 6, 2023

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Mile High Stadium: Three Fatal Falls at Denver Venue in Seven Years

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The fatal fall of a woman at Empower Field at Mile High after Kenny Chesney’s July 30 concert may have been a freak occurrence, but it was hardly unprecedented: It was the third death of its type at the stadium over the past seven years.

Deadly falls at the venue, previously branded as Sports Authority Field at Mile High, occurred in both 2015 and 2016; the latter led to a lawsuit and an out-of-court settlement.

The first report of the most recent fatality came in a tweet from the Denver Police Department at 11:17 p.m. on July 30, referencing “an outside death investigation at 1701 Bryant Street” — Empower Field’s address. At 10:54 a.m. August 1, the DPD offered this update: “An adult female guest at Empower Field at Mile High was sitting on an escalator railing, fell to the concourse…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-02 07:11:00

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