This will be the last time the game is played at Denver's Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
The Rocky Mountain Showdown is a fall semester tradition for Colorado State and the University of Colorado Boulder Football that has been around for decades. Over the last several years, the rivalry between the two schools has played out under the neutral lights of Broncos Stadium at Mile High to a packed crowd of fans, half in CSU Rams gear and the other half decked out in Buffs colors. The cheers, the crowd, the school spirit ... this is one of the most-anticipated games of the year around Denver, and this Friday's event will be the last one played at the Broncos' stadium.
We have everything you need to know about The Rocky Mountain Showdown 2019 below.
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When: Friday, August 30. Stadium parking lot opens at 4 p.m., kickoff is at 8 p.m.
Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High
- CSU: Online at CSURams.com/tickets, by calling 800-491-7267, or in-person at the McGaw Athletic Center ticket office (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday ).
- CU: Online at CUBuffs.com/tickets, by calling 303-492-8337, or from the Champions Center Box office (Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Tickets are also available from the stadium box office on game day starting at 8:30 a.m.
Parking: Broncos Stadium parking lots open at 4 p.m. and cost $25 prepaid (through CSURams.com/tickets), which will increase to $30 on the day of the game. Additional parking will be available at the Auraria campus and the Pepsi Center starting at $15–$20.
If you can’t make it out to the game, you can still catch it on television on ESPN or on the radio. Both schools will broadcast on their respective radio stations—tune into CSU on FM 102.9 and AM 1340/FM 104. CU Buffs fans can listen in to the broadcast on AM 760.
The weather is also looking pretty good for the game on Friday; it's predicted to be 88 degrees during the day, 61 degrees for the low with a 20 percent chance of a thunderstorm or two. Most of us here in Colorado are used to the sudden changes in weather, so be prepared for anything!
If you have never been in the stadium for The Rocky Mountain Showdown, you may want to think about going this year. It will be the last time that fans of these teams can watch the rivalry play out at the Broncos Stadium at Mile High, so this one is sure to be packed!
What is your favorite part of The Rocky Mountain Showdown; the fans, the food, or the football? Which team will you be cheering on this Friday? Sound off in the comments with your predictions for the game's outcome.