‘Bucky’ the Big White Bronco on Top of Mile High Stadium is Back Home

May 19, 2023, 3:31 PM

Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images...

Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

As exciting as it is that Empower Field at Mile High will soon have one of the largest video boards in the NFL, it has been a little sad driving by on I25 and not seeing the iconic white horse on the top of the stadium during construction…

“Bucky the Bronco” was lifted by crane Thursday and returned to the top of the South Stands scoreboard at Empower Field at Mile High.

The 27-foot-tall fiberglass horse was removed in January as part of $100 million in upgrades to the Broncos’ stadium this offseason.

The iconic horse statue has been returned now that the stadium’s video screen has been nearly doubled in height. When complete by the start of the NFL season in August, the Broncos’ main video board will rank as the fourth-largest single scoreboard in an NFL stadium at 72 feet high and 225 feet wide.

Bucky originally stood on the south stands’ scoreboard at Mile High Stadium before being removed in 2001 and moved to then-Invesco Field at Mile High with a fresh coat of paint.

Bucky the Bronco was modeled after Trigger, the famous horse in Roy Rogers’ Western films.


Denver Broncos Victory Parade...

Sarah Baines

Former Bronco takes the stage on ‘The Masked Singer’

Football isn’t former Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware’s only talent. Ware, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023, took the stage for FOX’s “The Masked […]

10 days ago

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images...

Shawn Patrick

Russell Wilson’s wife, Ciara, is coming back to Denver for a concert – Will it be awkward?

Well, this could get awkward… Missy Elliott announced Monday her debut headline tour will launch July 4 and will visit 24 cities including Denver. The awkward part? The new tour […]

13 days ago

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)...

Shawn Patrick

Poll says the Broncos are no longer the most popular sports team in Colorado – Who is?

Like them or not, we can all agree the Denver Broncos have always been Colorado’s team. They’ve been here the longest, they’ve arguably had the most success, and they happen […]

13 days ago

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Allsport/Getty Images)...

Shawn Patrick

For the first time since 1997, the Denver Broncos will reveal a new uniform set

In case you weren’t around yet or you don’t remember, the last time the Denver Broncos rebranded their uniforms, they went on to win back-to-back Super Bowls… For the first […]

27 days ago

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Russell Wilson and Ciara attend Michael Rubin's Fanatics Sup...

Big Mic

Russell Wilson taking a $3.5 million hit on Colorado home

With Colorado housing prices being so high lately you would probably be surprised to hear too many people selling their homes at a loss, but that’s exactly what happened to […]

1 month ago

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23:  A fan of the Denver Broncos looks on as they are defeated by the Housto...

Shawn Patrick

The Denver Broncos have their worst preseason odds to win the Super Bowl ever

At this point most Denver Bronco’s fans have accepted the fact that the team is going into a rebuild and will likely not be good this upcoming season. Still, it’s […]

1 month ago

‘Bucky’ the Big White Bronco on Top of Mile High Stadium is Back Home