Posted August 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Peyton Manning's first appearance in blue and orange at Sports Authority Field on Saturday was expected to draw the largest crowd ever to watch a Denver Broncos practice. The parking lots filled up more than an hour before the scrimmage and gates opened 40 minutes early to ease crowd flow. The Broncos, who drew 5,034 fans Thursday - a record for their Dove Valley training complex - were expecting to easily top their overall record of 20,782 fans who watched the stadium scrimmage two years ago. The field was deemed safe Saturday even though there was some damage between the 10- and 25-yard lines by the south end zone, where the stage stood for a recent country music concert by Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.
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