Teaming up with the Saint Francis Center, Denver is also planning on adding 200 more storage spaces at the organization’s employment service center, located near the city’s capital building. The contract between the city of Denver and the Saint Francis Center will start on June 1 and with $130,000 for the first year of storage space. After that, the center will be given $100,000 a year if the contract continues.
“Fans visiting Sports Authority Field at Mile High should keep in mind that not bringing bags to the stadium will ensure the quickest, easiest entrance and exit to stadium events,” General Manager Jay Roberts said in a statement. “However, we understand there are situations where our fans have to carry personal items or check bags. Based on fan feedback, we are implementing a new locker rental program which will minimize wait times to retrieve checked items.”
The storage lockers were a “pilot,” the kind of small test that city government frequently uses to test a new or controversial idea. The city offered up the lockers for individuals to use for months-long stretches. At the time, city officials warned that “misuse of the lockers, vandalism, or other unanticipated results,” could force them to cancel the project.