Wednesday is 'Pat Bowlen Day' in Denver, fans encouraged to wear Broncos gear

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen looks on during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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DENVER (KKTV) - If you live or work in Denver, the mayor announced Wednesday will be "Pat Bowlen Day."

Fans are encouraged to wear the Broncos gear to honor the late owner.

Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, died at 75 in June.

Bowlen, elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, was the first owner in NFL history to have his team win 300 games - including playoffs - in three decades. He had as many Super Bowl appearances (seven) as losing seasons, and the Broncos had a 354-240-1 record since he bought the team in 1984.

Under his stewardship, the Broncos won Super Bowls in 1998, '99 and 2016.

Mayor Michael Hancock posted the following to social media this week:


Mayor Hancock will present the Mayor’s Gold Challenge Coin in Mr. Bowlen’s honor, raise a Broncos flag over the City & County Building and unveil the temporary street sign “Pat Bowlen Way” on Bannock St. Mayor Hancock will also encourage all of Denver to wear orange at the front steps of the City & County Building with Broncos alumni, cheerleaders, Stampede Drum Line and Miles the Mascot in attendance.