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Tom Locke, is a Denver-area journalist and affiliate professor at MSU-Denver.

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Experts: Broncos parade estimate 3-5 times too high

March 10, 2016

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Most detailed analysis pegs attendance at 198,000 A beautiful day. Smiles. Laughter. Heroes. A super parade. An ocean of orange. There must have been a million fans. And the city said there were. But it wasn’t true. Not even close. Four experts from around the world have provided estimates for the Feb. 9 crowd that […]

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A look at crowd-measuring methodology

March 10, 2016

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DENVER — To understand the most detailed crowd analysis of the Denver Broncos’ entertainment, parade and rally in downtown Denver on Feb. 9, it helps to start with the simple analysis initially made by the Post-Telegraph. A number of 4.5 square feet per person was divided into the square footage available to the Denver Civic […]

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Through the transportation lens

March 10, 2016

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      Transportation and parking information, coupled with numbers for downtown Denver workers and residents, appear to back up the conclusion that 1 million attendees was far too high of an estimate for the Denver Broncos Super Bowl entertainment, parade and rally on Feb. 9. Public transportation        A Feb. 16 press release from the […]

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