Dick's Sporting Goods Park History
As one of the fastest growing sports in the country, Major League Soccer is
bigger than ever. The Colorado Rapids are one of the sport's most popular teams and their home games at Dick's Sporting Good
Park are always a party. Opening in April of 2007,Dick's Sporting Good Park replaced Invesco Field at Mile High as the home
of the MLS Colorado Rapids. The stadium is located in Commerce City, Colorado, on the outskirts of Denver and is always packed
with spirited crowds for every home Rapids game. Dick's Sporting Goods Park is a state of the art stadium that cost $130 million
to build and features much more than just the stadium, but a complete soccer complex that sits on 917 acres. Whether it hosts
the hottest teams in the MLS, International soccer friendlies or top notch entertainment acts, Dick's Sporting Goods Park
is one outdoor sport and entertainment venue that will blow you away.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park Events
the Major League Soccer season, there is no venue in the sport that is as loud as Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City,
Colorado, home of the Colorado Rapids. Though Dick's Sporting Goods Park was built specifically as a soccer stadium in 2007
after the team played at Mile High and Invesco Field at Mile High, the home of the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Dick's Sporting
Good Park has thrilled Rapids fans, but is also host to many other sports as well. The stadium has hosted rugby and lacrosse,
including the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Championship in 2009 and will host the upcoming FIL World Lacrosse
Championships in July 2014 featuring teams from all over the world, from Ireland to Uganda. Dick's Sporting Goods Park also
host many music events throughout the year, from the popular jam band Phish, country crooner Kenny Chesney, to the Mile High
Music Festival from 2008-2010, featuring world class artists like Nas, Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, and John Mayer.
A visit to the Mile High City is one that you will not soon forget. The gateway to the supremely
beautiful Rocky Mountains, Denver is a perfect balance of big city sophistication and outdoor beauty. Originally founded as
a mining town during Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1858, Denver is now one of the most popular destinations for travelers, especially
those looking to ski some of the most perfect runs in the world. A visit to Denver would not be complete without checking
out their four world class sporting venues, Coors Field, Invesco Field at Mile High, the Pepsi Center and Dick's Sporting
Able to seat 18,000 screaming Rapids fans at every home game, Dick's Sporting
Goods Park is a must visit for any soccer fan. Built specifically for soccer, the stadium was built with perfect lines of
site from all sides. The concourses were built to offer 360 degree views of the field, so no matter where you are in the stadium,
you will never miss a second of the action.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park Trivia
In 2007, the stadium's inaugural
season, the stadium hosted the MLS All Star Game, a friendly against what iconic European football club?
The MLS All
Stars played Celtic FC from Glasgow, Scotland.