Thanks to recent snow – which should have stayed in the mountains as far as I’m concerned – the Denver Broncos practiced Wednesday indoors. (More on that in a moment.)
Right guard Chris Kuper did not practice. He has been inactive the last two games with an ankle sprain. Fullback Chris Gronkowski also missed practice.
Now back to where the Broncos practiced Wednesday…
As many of you know, when there’s inclement weather – be it lightning, blowing snow, etc. – the Broncos take a short bus ride from the team’s headquarters to a nearby indoor training facility, the South Suburban Sports Dome in Centennial. It’s a facility primarily used for soccer.
Which begs the question: Shouldn’t the Broncos have their own indoor practice facility?
The Denver Post reports the team is considering such a move. Team president Joe Ellis said:
“We’ve had several discussions about building an indoor facility and are giving it strong consideration. While nothing is finalized, we certainly understand how important it is for our team to have an indoor facility at some point in the very near future.”
History revisited: You might remember the Broncos did have a “bubble,” which was proved no match to a windstorm back in 2003.
The team believes an indoor facility will improve player safety and be an incentive for free agents who have “weather reservations” about Colorado.
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