For a mere $5 you could get a seat at the first AFL game of all time between the Denver Broncos and the Boston Patriots at Boston University's Nickerson Field on September 9, 1960. The game had an attendance of 21,597 fans.
The Broncos wore a hideous yellow-and-brown uniform with vertically striped socks.
After getting down early in the second quarter after a 35-yard field goal made by the Patriots' Gino Cappelletti, Denver got on the board after Frank Tripucka threw a swing pass to HB Al Carmichael who took it 59 yards for a touchdown, putting the Broncos up 7-3 at halftime.
In the third quarter, HB Gene Mingo made a huge play when he returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown. However, Mingo was also the placekicker and exhausted from the run back, he missed the extra point.
In an effort to get back in the game, the Patriots DB Chuck Shonta intercepted a pass and returned it 52 yards to set up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Butch Songin to Jim Colclough.
The Broncos hung on to win by a final score of 13-10.