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Broncos replace turf ahead of finale vs. Chargers

Nov 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; A general view in the fourth quarter between the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos will close an ugly season Sunday on beautiful new turf at their home field.

9News in Denver reported Saturday that CEO and co-owner Greg Penner ordered a replacement of the grass field at Empower Field at Mile High this week in advance of the season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The new field will cost an estimated $400,000 and remain in place during a busy offseason at the stadium, which will include concerts and a Supercross motorcycle event.

Penner ordered the replacement turf, concerned about the aesthetics of a field that has shown its wear over the past few weeks and about the potential for injury, per the report.

A $100 million renovation project at the stadium is due to begin next week and is expected to be finished before the start of the 2023 season, which Broncos brass hopes will provide a facelift for the team, too.

The Broncos enter the finale at 4-12 against the playoff-bound Chargers (10-6). Head coach Nathaniel Hackett was fired on Dec. 26.

–Field Level Media