Final Home Game of 2009 is Tonight!

COMMERCE CITY CO (ColoradoRapids.com) – With the playoffs just around the corner your Colorado Rapids are preparing to host the New England Revolution in the Rapids' final regular season home game of 2009!
Kickoff is set for 7:00pm MT this Saturday October 3rd at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Colorado's only home match of their 3 remaining regular season matches.
Colorado will look to continue their home dominance over the Revolution this Saturday as the Rapids hold an impressive 11-3-2 all time record vs. New England in matches played in Colorado.
Your Rapids come into Saturday's match following an important draw at Kansas City on Saturday that earned Colorado a crucial road point in their push to the postseason. To read the match recap and view video highlights from Saturday click here.
The point moved the Rapids into third place in the Western Conference prime position for Colorado as they try and clinch a playoff berth. The Rapids currently hold a record of 10-8-9 for 39 points.
New England come to Colorado for the first time in 2009 holding down the third spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 10-9-7 for 37 points. The Revs dropped a midweek loss to FC Dallas on Wednesday night 1-0.
In their only other meeting this season your Rapids traveled to Gilette Stadium and came away with a point as the two clubs drew 1-1 back on May 16 (match recap).

Saturday's match will be televised on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Tickets are selling quickly for Saturday but limited seats are still available for this game; if you haven't already purchased your tickets to the match now's the time to act! Fans can buy tickets online at the TicketHorse official website by clicking here.

For the full match preview of this game visit the Colorado Rapids' Official Match-Up Page featuring interactive projected lineups insider game notes head-to-head stats and the latest injury and suspension reports by clicking here!

GAME PROMOTIONS FOR THIS SATURDAY'S HOME MATCH:
IT'S FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT: Saturday's match is the club's annual Fan Appreciation Night! The Rapids have prepared a number of giveaways all night on Saturday! Every 10 minutes during the game different parts of the stadium will win free giveaways and prizes all night long! It's the club's way of thanking all our great fans for their support all season with free gifts from the team and our sponsors all night long!
SOCCER TEAMS GET THEIR 'NIGHT IN LIGHTS': This event will give all of Colorado's soccer teams the chance to shine in the spotlight for one night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park! All soccer teams whether they are youth adult coed recreational competitive college or amateur of any level to participate. They will get to take part in several special activities designed to make it a very special night for your players coaches and their families. Sign up your team now!
JERSEYS OFF THE PLAYERS' BACKS: As part of the Rapids' Fan Appreciation Night celebrations several lucky Rapids Season Ticket Holders will get the chance to come down on to the field following the game and walk away with the jerseys right off the Rapids players' backs!
FADO LADS NIGHT OUT: Hey guys (or gals!) if you're looking for the ultimate night out with your buddies this is it! Meet your pals at Fado Irish Pub in Lodo partake in their traditional Irish fare put down a pint or two and then jump on the Rapids Party Bus for a free ride to and from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park! This unbeatable package features 2 tickets to the game 2 free beers at Fado and the bus ride to and from the stadium all for only $39! Order your Fado Lads Night Out pack for Saturday by clicking here!
SMILING MOOSE DELI "MIGHTY MO" PACK: For this last time this season fans can get tickets and food at the match for one low price! Order the Smiling Moose Deli "Mighty Mo Pack" for this game; it includes 2 game tickets and 2 Mighty Mo cheeseburger grinders from the Smiling Moose Deli concession stand at the stadium for the low price of only $38! Order your Mighty Mo Pack online for this game by clicking here!

RAPID RESPONSE GUEST ASSISTANCE TEXTS: Rapids fans can now take advantage of the club's brand new guest assistance texting program! Someone in your seat? Not experiencing a PG-rated experience? Have any other issue you can't resolve? From anywhere in the stadium you can text "PARKHELP" and your question or issue and seat locationto 41513 if you need assistance. The text will arrive at the Stadium Command Center and help will be sent your way!
RAPIDS SUPPORTERS TAILGATE: For Wednesday's match the Rapids' supporters clubs are organizing their official tailgate in the VIP East parking lot at Dick's Sporting Goods Park as they do 2 hours before kickoff of all Rapids home games! This Saturday's tailgate will feature a chili cookoff! The tailgates organized by the Centennial Firm and Class VI supporters groups are free to attend and open to all fans to come visit and mingle with the supporters for great food soccer talk music and good times! Rapids players the club's technical staff and other special guests also appear frequently at the tailgates. Details

SEASON TICKET RENEWALS: Rapids Season Ticket Holders don't forget that this Saturday Oct. 3 is the deadline to renew your season tickets and lock in your prices for 2010! For full STH who renew by this date you can guarantee your same seats receive the full amount of your seats onto your Kickback Card AND receive a team autographed flag! The Rapids Renewal Headquarters will be set up at the remaining two home games atop Section 120 on the concourse...if you haven't renewed already stop by to do it at the game!
GOT YOUR BURGUNDY? Are you doing all you can to help propel your Rapids into the MLS Cup Playoffs? The Rapids are calling on all fans to wear burgundy to Saturday's match! Be the 12th Man and come ready to support your hometown Rapids Saturday night! Running short on burgundy? Gear up for the biggest event of the year at the Rapids' Official Team Store by clicking here!
CAR WASH: Want to get your car cleaned and help out a charitable cause at the same time? Well you can at the stadium at Saturday's game! Just pull your vehicle into the West VIP parking lot before the game make a donation to the Jefferson County Library Foundation volunteers on site and get a car wash and VIP parking pass for the game!

RAPIDS FOUNDATION CHARITY GARAGE SALE: The Colorado Rapids Community Care Foundation will hold a garage sale at their table atop section 129 on Saturday night through the 80th minute. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the programs of the CRCCF. Items available to be bid on will include autographed items team memorabilia merchandise and other unique Rapids products! There will also be a silent auction featuring Rapids jerseys as well as those from other teams. Stop by the Garage Sale at the game or for more information contact the Rapids Foundation at 303-727-3572.
APPLEBEE'S SPECIAL OFFER: In honor of Saturday's Fan Appreciation Night Applebee's is rewarding all fans who come to the game! As you exit the stadium on Saturday be sure to get your Applebee's coupon good for $5 off any purchase of $25 or more! This coupon will be redeemable at all Colorado locations before Oct. 31 2009! Visit Applebee's online by clicking here.