Frequently Asked Questions

I am a player, how can I try out?
How can I purchase Rapids tickets?
Where can I find stadium information?
How much does stadium parking cost?
How can I find out more about team sponsorship?
Where can I send fan mail?
Can I send an item to be autographed?
Where can I go to get autographs?
Do the Rapids forward fan mail to former players?
How can I request a Rapids player or coach appearance?
Can I email the Rapids players and coaches?
How can I request a Rapids mascot or street team appearance?
Is there a Rapids official fan club?
Where can I find a merchandise catalog?
How can I request a special message to be shown in the stadium?
How do I get to sing the National Anthem at a home game?
Do the Rapids donate items to charity events?
Who can I contact for season ticket account questions?
When was the Rapids inaugural season?
If I am travelling from out of town, where is the best place to stay?

FAQ'S:

A guide to frequently-asked questions:

I am a player. How can I try out for, or be scouted by, the Colorado Rapids?

The Colorado Rapids offer tryouts and training sessions with the team by invitation only, year-round. If you are interested in applying for an invitation, you may mail in your Resume (or Curriculum Vitae) detailing your entire soccer-playing history to be considered for a tryout invitation to: 

Colorado Rapids
Attn: Tryouts
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, CO 80022, USA

or fax to: 303.727.3546

You may also wish to include any photos or videos of yourself in action (please note that the Colorado Rapids cannot return these items to you). If the coaching staff wishes to invite you to train with the Rapids, they will then contact you; there is no phone number available for follow-up calls. The Rapids also on rare occasions hold an “open tryout”; when this occurs, you can find the information posted on ColoradoRapids.com.


How can I buy Rapids tickets?

The best way is to follow the links in the "Ticket" tab in the menu above.

For group and season ticket information, or to speak with a Rapids ticket representative over the phone, please click the Tickets link at the top of the page or call the Colorado Rapids Ticket Sales Hotline at 303.825.GOAL (303.825.4625).

Single game tickets for Rapids home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park can be purchased through Altitude Tickets, by phone at 1.866.461.6556, or by visiting www.altitudetickets.com

Fans can also purchase tickets in person at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park box office, or at kiosks located inside area Dick’s Sporting Goods store locations.


Where can I find information on parking, stadium amenities, or driving directions?

By visiting the official website of the Rapids' home stadium, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, www.DicksSportingGoodsPark.com


How much does parking cost at Rapids home games?

There is no additional parking charge.  The cost for parking is already included in the price of a Rapids game ticket.


My company is interested in sponsoring the team or advertising with the Rapids. Where can I find more information?

The Colorado Rapids offer several options for joining the club as a corporate partner, and offer advertising and activiation opportunities for everything from in-stadium signage to TV ads to community programs.

For detailed information regarding advertising with the Rapids or Dick's Sporting Goods Park, please contact:

Peter Schwartz
303.727.3543
pschwartz@dsgpark.com

Where can I send a fan letter to a player or coach?

Fan mail to any Rapids players or coaches can be sent to:

Attention: (Individual Player or Coach)
Colorado Rapids Soccer Club
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, CO 80022, USA

Please see below for the best way to get items autographed.


Can I send an item to be autographed?

Please do not mail or send any items to be autographed. The item(s) could become lost, misplaced, or never delivered and potentially be not returned to you.  The Rapids players and coaches receive an extremely large amount of fan mail and the players, coaches and staff will not be held responsible for any item sent to the organization. 

Please see below for the best way to get items autographed.


Where can I go to get autographs?

The Rapids offer benefits and programs for Season Ticket Holders and club partners that present exclusive opportunities to meet Rapids players and obtain autographs.

Public player autograph sessions organized through the Colorado Rapids or a sponsor of the Colorado Rapids will be promoted with dates and times at ColoradoRapids.com and on the club's social media platforms.

Alternatively, Rapids training sessions are open to the public for the final 15 minutes of each session and are a great chance to try and request autographs. The club's training sessions are normally held at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Mon-Fri. 10am-noon when the team is in town. To verify team training times for a particular date, please call 303.727.3500.


Do the Colorado Rapids forward fan mail and autograph requests to former players?

As we cannot guarantee the delivery of such items, and former players’ whereabouts can be unknown, they will be stamped UNKNOWN RECIPIENT and returned to the sender.


How can I request a Rapids player or coach to make an appearance at an event?

To requests players and coaches to make appearances at soccer club guest training sessions, dinners or galas, public festivals, coporate functions, or any other events, complete a Rapids Player/Coach appearance request form.

Please note that public or private events that are not of a charitable nature may be required to have an appearance fee or Rapids ticket purchase involved as a prerequisite.


Can I e-mail Colorado Rapids players and coaches?

Yes: send an email to RapidsFanMail@dsgpark.com and we will forward it on to them.


How can I request a Rapids mascot or street team appearance?

Street Team: Colorado Rapids Street Team is a grassroots marketing effort. Rapids representatives bring this traveling event (inflatable soccer field and prize wheel) to youth soccer tournaments, festivals, parades, concerts, and other community events.

Mascots: Requests for one or more of the Rapids mascots to make appearances at community events, team functions, birthday parties, public festivals, corporate functions, or any other events can be arranged through the Rapids Front Office.

For mascot appearances, specific mascots will not be guaranteed for any event, but they may be requested

All requests must be made by THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. All requests must be made at least 4 weeks in advance of an event date

Please note that public or private events that are not of a charitable nature may be required to have an appearance fee or Rapids ticket purchase involved as a prerequisite.

For more questions about Rapids Street Team and Mascots please call 303.727.3720.


Is there a Colorado Rapids Official Fan Club?

Yes, the official supporters club is called "Centennial 38." The group occupies section 108 and the north Terrace and regularly organizes shuttles to and from home matches, road trips to watch the Rapids play away from home, and viewing parties to catch matches on TV. For more information and to join - free of charge - CLICK HERE. Centennial 38 on Facebook. Centennial 38 on Twitter.


How can I get a merchandise catalog?

Merchandise catalogs are not available. A great selection of Rapids team merchandise can be found in the Rapids' official Online Store by clicking here.  You can also visit the Rapids Team Store, Altitude Authentics, in person at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.


How can I request a special message to be shown on the video board at a Rapids home game?

Due to the large amount of sponsorship and marketing inventory run at games, special message requests, such as birthday announcements, are available by purchase only. The cost is a $50 charitable donation to Kroenke Sports Charities.

Requests must be made 5 days in advance of the requested home game; Messages can be no longer than 10 words, and are subject to availability of inventory.  For more information, and to make a request, call the Rapids Match Presentation dept. at 303.727.3506.


How do I get to sing the National Anthem at a home game?

The Rapids Match Presentation department keeps a list of available singers for select dates. No open tryouts are scheduled at this time. To be added to the list submit a demo recording of you performing and contact information to:

Event Presentation Manager
Colorado Rapids
6000 Victory Way 
Commerce City, CO 80022


Do the Colorado Rapids donate items to charity events and auctions? How can I apply for a donation?

The Colorado Rapids are committed to being the leaders in Colorado's sports community and to improving the lives of children. The team donates items such as signed merchandise and match tickets to needy organizations and events each year. To request an item please fill out the online form here.


I have questions regarding my season ticket account. Who should I contact?

Season Ticket Holders can contact their Customer Service Specialist by calling the Customer Service Hotline at (303) 727-3414.


Where can I watch Rapids games on TV or listen on the radio?

In recent years a majority of Rapids matches have been broadcast live and in HD on Altitude TV, with the remaining matches on national television through Major League Soccer's partners, NBC, ESPN, and Univision. Check the schedule page for game-by-game information, or CLICK HERE for more on broadcast partners.

Matches are also aired on English radio on Mile High Sports Radio AM 1510 or in Spanish on 1150 AM.


I am an out-of-town visitor. What are the best places to stay if I come into town for a Rapids game?

There are many fine hotels within a short distance of Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Various hotels in the area may offer special rates for fans if they mention they are booking a room stay to coincide with a Rapids match. The team's partner hotels are:

Denver Marriott City Center (7.8mi from stadium)
1701 California St, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-1300
 
Doubletree by Hilton (3.7mi from stadium)
3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207
(303) 321-3333
 
Embassy Suites- Denver Stapleton (3.9mi from stadium)
4444 Havana St, Denver, CO 80239
(303) 375-0400