Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

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Last Updated: August 6, 2015

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Dicks Sporting Goods Park main entrance

Stadium Overview

Team: Colorado Rapids

Address: 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, 80022

Capacity: 17,424

Opened: 2007

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, commonly shorted to just DSG Park is a purpose built soccer stadium located in Commerce City, Colorado. With a capacity of 18,086 which can be expanded to 26,000 for larger events, Major League Soccer Side the Colorado Rapids are well equipped with decent facilities to be competitive within the league.

Stadium Guide

History

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is the home of Colorado Rapids Soccer Team who first formed in 1996, with the club previously playing their home fixtures firstly at Mile High Stadium (1996 – 2000) and Invesco Field at Mile High (2001 – 2006). It was constructed over a two year period between 2005 – 2007 at a cost of over $130 million dollars as part of the Commerce City civic centre.

A year before opening, it was announced in November 2006 that Dick’s Sporting Goods has signed a 20 year naming rights agreement with the owners of the stadium, with the ground now officially known as Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The first official match at Dick’s took place on the 7th April 2007 against DC United with the Rapids christening the stadium with a 2-1 victory.

During the stadium’s inaugural season, the ground was chosen to host the 2007 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Celtic F.C, with the American’s defeating the Scottish side, setting the precedent of success for Colorado follow. In 2010, The Rapids won their first ever MLS Cup after defeating the San Jose Earthquakes in the final following a victory against Columbus Crew in the previous play-off game.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is owned by Commerce City and operated by Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE) who are also part-owners of Premier League side, Arsenal F.C. As one of the few purpose built Soccer Stadiums in the U.S, Rapid’s stadium has occasionally hosted matches of the National team including a qualification match against Costa Rica for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Colorado Rapids Dick’s Sporting Goods Park stadium:

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Stands

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Stadium is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

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Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the stadium.

Matchday Experience

Away Fans

Supporters of the visiting team are officially housed within Section 100 of the stadium, and travelling fans should request tickets in this section if they wish to make some noise during the match.

Best Pubs

The nearest bar to Dick’s is the Halftime Sports Bar on the corner of Quebec Street and 60th avenue, otherwise you are looking at either drinking inside the stadium or driving south to The Shops at Northfield Stapleton where there are half a dozen bars and places to eat.

Food

At the stadium between Gates D and E in the south concourse there is the Eighteen76 restaurant and bar which is popular on matchdays. The menu generally consists of American sports staples such as burgers and wings, and it opens for up to two hours before kick-off.

Club Shop

The official club shop is known as “Altitude Authentics” and there are two branches within Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The largest and main store is located within the Western stand next to the Gate G where the box office is, and the smaller stand is housed within the south-east corner near to Gate C.

Opening Times

  • Monday – Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Match days: 10.00am until kick-off.
A very poorly cropped close up of the Rapids Team Store.

A very poorly cropped close up of the Rapids Team Store.

Fans can also purchase Colorado Rapids Merchandise online from the official MLS Store.

Stadium Tour

The stadium’s operators KSE offer guided tours of the facilities between Monday and Fridays, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm all year round weather permitting. The tours are free for fans, however you are required to obtain a ticket from the box office and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis with groups of 10 or more required to book in advanced.

For more information regarding the tour feel free to phone Dick’s Sporting Goods Tour hotline on 303-727-3599.

Ticket Prices

Single ticket prices for Colorado Rapids during the 2015 season are listed below however please note that they are subject to tax and booking fees:

  • Patio Low: $80.00
  • Patio High: $80.00
  • West VIP: $55.00
  • West Sideline: $47.00
  • East Sideline: $40.00
  • South Endline: $37.00
  • North Endline: $29.00

To obtain Colorado Rapids tickets you can either book online via the official online seller Altitude Tickets , by phoning the ticket line on 1.866.461.6556 or by visiting the box-office in person between Monday and Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Matchday Travel

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is located on the south-western corner of the Ricky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. This is within Commerce City between the intersections of 60th avenue & Quebec street.

The main boulevard leading up to Colorado Rapids's home ground.

The main boulevard leading up to Colorado Rapids’s home ground.

Driving

The address for satnav is as follows:

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022

Car Parks

At the stadium there are five or so large car parks which contain just under 5,000 spaces for you to drop your car off. Once you enter the immediate environs of the ground follow signs to the general access car parks, and follow instruction from the parking attendants.

Bus

The closest bus stop to the stadium is on 56th/Quebec and is served by RTD Bus #88. For further information and bus timetables please visit RTD Denver’s website.

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The distinctive red and blue colours of the Colorado Rapids. Champions during the 2010 season.

Cycling

There are bike racks situated at the entrances of all gates around Sporting Park.

Hotels

Colorado Rapids have a number of “partner” hotels which provide fans with certain discounts and perks. The Embassy Suites Hotel Denver-Stapleton is around 4 miles from the ground and is highly recommended as it offers fans a complimentary ride to and from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on matchdays. The Marriott located Downtown is also popular with Soccer fans.


By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 6, 2015

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