Denver Concession Upgrades
Denver Broncos Concession Upgrades / DenverCO
How can you increase the speed of service at arena concessions?
Mortenson performed a refresh of eight concession areas throughout Empower Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. The project integrates several technology upgrades aimed to improve the speed of service, while also adding variety to the menu and a more modern aesthetic. The new concession concepts include Favs@MH, Drink MKT, Tenders Love and Chicken, Denver Cocktail Co, and FB Concepts, which features a rotating menu from acclaimed Denver chef Frank Bonanno’s collection of award-winning restaurants. Technology upgrades include Mashgin artificial intelligence (AI) self-checkout scanners, self-ordering kiosks, point of sale systems, handheld credit card readers, and mobile ordering. 

Major scope items included demolishing the old ceilings, installing roll-up doors, signage, decorative metal, wall tile, new epoxy flooring, new ceilings, and paint. Mortenson self-performed the ceiling tile, vacuum blocking, doors, frames, and hardware. 

This aggressive project was completed on time for the Bronco's first regular-season home game in September 2019, even though the kitchen permit was not received until mid-August. Adding to the schedule challenges, Mortenson successfully competed for the project despite there being six days where no construction work was allowed due to a Rolling Stones concert, preseason games, Outlaws lacrosse game, Rocky Mountain Showdown, and Labor Day. The concessions were completed in approximately five weeks and the kitchen work was completed in only three weeks. Mortenson worked not only efficiently, but also safely, as the project finished with zero injuries.

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8 concession areas

Completion: September 2019

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