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DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: The Denver Broncos host the New Orleans Saints at the start of the second half during a game at Empower Field at Mile High on November 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. No fans were in attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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CU-Texas A&M game will be played at Empower Field on Sept. 11

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

DENVER — Empower Field at Mile High will play host to the University of Colorado’s home football game against Texas A&M University on Saturday, Sept. 11, it was announced on Monday. Kickoff time as well as ticket purchasing information will be announced at a later date.

Since the building opened in 2001, Empower Field at Mile High has hosted 17 Division I college football games—all of which previously involved Colorado and Colorado State University in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. The game on Sept. 11 will mark the first time a team from the Southeastern Conference has played in the stadium.

“We are very appreciative of [Athletic Director] Rick George and the staff at the University of Colorado for the opportunity to once again host college football at Empower Field at Mile High,” Director of Events & Booking Jon Applegate said. “Our stadium has become a top destination for sporting events, and we look forward to hosting two premier college football programs in our building in September.”

 

COLORADO’S HISTORY PLAYING IN DENVER

According to the University of Colorado, the Buffaloes have a long history of playing games in Denver—non-conference as well as league contests—dating back to when Stanford visited in 1904 with the game played at the long-since demolished Broadway Park (6th Avenue & Broadway). When CU was a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, it played rival Colorado Mines 14 times in Denver, many on Thanksgiving Day. The last of those games was in 1922, and it would be 66 years before the Buffs played a neutral site game there again, the first of 19 against Colorado State.

Colorado is 54-35-3 overall in games played in Denver, 26-11-1 against teams from other cities or states and 28-24-2 versus schools or teams based in the city. The bulk of the games have come against the University of Denver (17-12-2), Colorado State University (13-6), the Denver Athletic Club (3-12) and Colorado Mines (9-4-1).

The Buffaloes are 12-4 all-time in games played at Empower Field at Mile High. For more information, please visit https://cubuffs.com/news/2021/1/25/cu-texas-am-football-game-moving-to-empower-field-at-mile-high.aspx.

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