Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos Owners Sending All Team Employees to the Super Bowl

The Panthers and Broncos face off in California next month at Super Bowl 50.

ByABC News
January 27, 2016, 12:04 PM

— -- Come Super Bowl Sunday, the offices of both the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will be empty.

Both team owners are sending their team's employees -- interns included -- to Super Bowl 50 in California to watch their teams face-off on Feb. 7.

The Denver Broncos confirmed to ABC News that team owner Pat Bowlen will be taking care of Super Bowl accommodations for all of the team’s full-time employees, interns and some part-time workers.

Likewise, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will pay the way for staff members and interns to attend the team’s second Super Bowl appearance, according to the team's president.

“Mr. Richardson understands that this memorable season would not have been possible without harmony and a complete team effort. ... It’s an incredibly gracious gift,” Panthers team president Danny Morrison said in a statement to the Charlotte Observer.

Morrison, who did not reply to ABC News' request for comment, also said in the statement that Richardson did the same for the Panthers’ first Super Bowl appearance, in 2004 in Houston.

This year’s all-employee trip is also a repeat for Bowlen, who also brought all of the team’s employees to New Jersey two years ago when the Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48 at MetLife stadium.

Bowlen, who has Alzheimer's disease, stepped down from day-to-day operations of the team in 2014. The team is currently operated by the Bowlen Family Trust and team CEO Joe Ellis.

Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.