Dick's Sporting Goods Park History
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the Denver, Colorado home of the Colorado Rapids
of Major League Soccer which first opened in 2007 when it became the franchise's third home field. The venue is a soccer-specific
stadium that was created not only to host MLS Soccer but also contains several other soccer fields meant to be used by youth
leagues and tournaments. The Rapids played at Mile High Stadium for their first eleven years but are more than happy to have
a stadium to call their own. There is always something exciting going on at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, even well after the
MLS season has come to a close. Be sure to get your tickets for this incredible stadium from StubHub as soon as possible so
you can choose from all of the best seats in the stadium.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park Events
biggest draw to Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the Colorado Rapids and the atmosphere in the stadium when the Rapids take to
the pitch is unmatched in all of Major League Soccer. This season the Rapids are once again going up against all of the best
teams in the MLS including the Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, the Portland Timbers, the San Jose Earthquakes, the Seattle
Sounders, and FC Dallas. Games featuring the U.S. National Team as well as the Mexico National Team have also been held at
the stadium. Of course, concerts are also a big part of the schedule at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and the venue is home to
the Mile High Music Festival each summer.
The capital and largest city in all of Colorado,
Denver offers a bevy of exciting things to do. If you like sports, Denver has you covered with professional franchises including
the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, MLB's Colorado Rockies, and the Denver Broncos of the NFL. If
you are in Denver be sure not to miss a visit to the Denver Art Museum which not only houses incredible works of art but also
has the second largest performing arts center in the country in its newest wing. A stroll through LoDo will present plenty
of opportunities to get some food and drinks as well as take in some local culture.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
For Colorado Rapids home soccer games Dick's Sporting Goods Park is able to hold up to 17,424 fans who
are never shy about expressing their love for the home team. If you have never been to an MLS game now is the time, and once
you are in the stadium feeling the growing tension and joining in on the chants you will be eager to come back for more. Concerts
held at the stadium hold up to 26,000 fans allowing the venue to host some of the biggest names in music.
is not the only sport taking place at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the stadium has hosted rugby games as well as the Men's
Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Championships in 2009.