An adult male was severely injured on August 30, 2013, around 9:30p.m. local time, when he apparently fell from an escalator at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, the home stadium of the Denver Broncos. The stadium was hosting a pre-season game between the Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals when the incident occurred. Denver police released few details about the man, the extent of his injuries, or whether alcohol may have been a factor. However police did confirm that they were investigating the incident as an accident, and that the victim was conscious and breathing when he was transported to a nearby hospital after suffering serious injuries from his fall. ABC7, The Denver Channel, reported that eyewitnesses stated that the man may have suffered from a medical condition which caused him to lose his balance.
Sources reporting this story include:
- CBS4 Denver – Football Fan Falls From Escalator At Broncos Game
- ABC7, The Denver Channel – Man falls from escalator at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, seriously injured
- ESPN NFL – Fan falls from escalator in Denver
- NFL.com – Fan falls from escalator at Denver Broncos game
- The Denver Post – Man falls from escalator during Broncos game; may be severely hurt
- The Gazette – Fan falls from escalator at Denver Broncos game