Rapids Announce 2009 Promotional Schedule

COMMERCE CITY COLO. (Feb. 20 2009) - Amidst these turbulent economic times your Colorado Rapids are striving to help make fans' entertainment dollars go much further during the 2009 season!
The club today announced their full 2009 schedule of game day promotions aimed at bringing more value to their fans all season long.
To view the full schedule with the full list of promotions as well as game dates times opponents and broadcast information click here!
Every year Rapids fans have come to expect great value from their hometown Rapids with special events and promotions surrounding each home game and this season the Rapids will exceed fans' expectations.
Throughout the 2009 season Rapids promotions will include 8 different Family Nights 7 cultural heritage celebrations 4 Lads Nights Out and perennial fan favorites such as their 4th of July celebration Women's Soccer Celebration Oktoberfest and Fan Appreciation Night!
The Rapids are offering 8 Family Nights giving fans fantastic chance to come to the stadium catch the game and get food and drinks for the whole family for an unbeatable price!
Aliki Pizza is sponsoring 4 Family Nights this year taking place on Opening Night July 11 Aug. 1 and Sept. 23! On these nights fans can buy the Aliki Pizza Family Pack which includes 4 tickets 4 personal pizzas & 4 Cokes for only $69!
River Runners Whitewater Rafting Company are also sponsoring 4 Rapids Family Nights this year taking place on April 25 May 2 June 24 and July 25! On these nights fans can buy the River Runners Rapids Family Pack which includes 4 tickets 4 hot dogs & 4 Cokes for only $69! One lucky fan on each night will also win a free Family Float whitewater rafting trip in Buena Vista with River Runners!
Fans will also once again get the chance to "Experience the World’s Game" at each home match this season with the various cultural celebrations at select Rapids home games. This year the Rapids are planning theme nights to celebrate the heritage of their various players from around the globe. Asian-Pacific African British Hispanic and Jamaican Heritage Nights are all scheduled for 2009. Come celebrate the food music and entertainment of the native countries of our players!
If you're looking for the ultimate night out with your buddies join the Rapids for their 4 scheduled "Fado Lads Night Out" promotional nights this year taking place on Opening Night May 2 June 24 and Aug. 1! 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! You don't have to be a lad to take advantage of this great deal....ladies are welcome also! This unbeatable package features 2 tickets to the game 2 beers at Fado and the bus ride to and from the stadium all for only $39!
This season the Rapids are expanding their special group nights to include Military Appreciation Night (May 2) Boy Scout Night (July 11) and Girl Scout Night (May 2). Special ticket discounts will be available for these groups on their selected nights as we honor America’s military and the scouts!
The Rapids' annual special events are some of the most anticipated in Colorado each year. Their 4th of July Celebration 4thFest Colorado is the biggest and best fireworks show in Colorado! Last year an estimated over 40000 fans inside and outside the stadium attended the event which included the pregame festival outside the stadium the Rapids' thumping of the New York Red Bulls 4-0 and then the state's largest and most spectacular fireworks show. The event will be even bigger and better this Independence Day!
On Sept. 23 it's the return of one of the club's fan-favorite promotions! Celebrate the fall season with the Rapids' annual Oktoberfest as they host a traditional German Beer Hall including brats beer and German dancers!
Every summer the Rapids host a doubleheader with women’s professional teams. This year it's the 3rd Annual Rapids Women's Soccer Celebration featuring our own hometown Colorado Force taking on the brand-new WPS team Sky Blue FC! One ticket will get you into both games! The final date for this event is still TBA.
Join the Rapids at their final home game of the season on Sat. Oct. 3 for their annual Fan Appreciation Night where they reward the fans with giveaways and prizes all throughout the game to thank fans for their support all season long!
Besides the tremendous value the Colorado Rapids are providing for their fans this season the team also has a firm sense of optimism stemming from their strong run of play at the end of last year and the new leadership of the club under head coach Gary Smith. Now is the time to reserve your seat for 2009 and enjoy a full season of thrilling Rapids action and special events at an unbeatable value!
Complete game by game schedule of promotions for 2009:
Saturday March 28: 2009 Opening Night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park! The Colorado Rapids will be taking on the Kansas City Wizards to kick off the new home campaign. Enjoy the first home game with:
-Aliki Pizza Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Pizzas and 4 Cokes for just $69!
-Fado Lads Night Out Pack: 2 Tickets 2 Beers at Fado’s plus a party bus ride to the stadium and back to Fado’s after the game all for only $39!
-ComBoleto Pack: 2 tickets to Mexico vs. Bolivia on March 11 and 2 tickets to this game starting at only $45!
Saturday April 25: The LA Galaxy come to Colorado for the only time this season! Promotions this night include:
-British Heritage Night celebrations!
-River Runners Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Hot Dogs and 4 Cokes plus a chance to win a free river rafting trip for just $69!
-"Play Clean" Night the Rapids' most environmentally friendly game!
Saturday May 2: Rocky Mountain Cup action comes to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the only time this year on May 2nd as Colorado's archrivals Real Salt Lake visit! Promotions this night include:
-Rocky Mountain Cup competition
-Military Appreciation Night
-Girl Scouts of America Night
-River Runners Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Hot Dogs and 4 Cokes plus a chance to win a free river rafting trip for just $69!
-Fado Lads Night Out Pack: 2 Tickets 2 Beers at Fado and a party bus ride to the stadium and back to Fado after the game for only $39!
Saturday May 23: the new MLS expansion team Seattle Sounders FC make their first appearance in Colorado on May 23rd. Enjoy the fun food music and dance throughout the evening as we celebrate:
-Asian-Pacific Heritage Night!
Saturday June 20: DC United make their only appearance in Colorado this year on June 20. Also taking place this day:
-Rapids Women's Soccer Celebration featuring an all-day Women's Expo on the concourse! It's free to attend with your game ticket and fans can come visit booths and display tables on the concourse all afternoon of women-owned businesses and organizations!
Wednesday June 24th: come back to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the matchup with Western Conference foes FC Dallas! Take advantage also this night of these promotions:
-River Runners Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Hot Dogs and 4 Cokes plus a chance to win a free river rafting trip for just $69!
-Fado Lads Night Out Pack: 2 Tickets 2 Beers at Fado’s and a party bus ride to the stadium and back to Fado after the game for only $39!
Saturday July 4: you know the power that the Rapids bring to this holiday! It's the club's 14th annual Independence Day celebration and fans can look forward to firepower both on and off the field in this one of the Rapids' most popular traditions!
-4thFest Colorado celebrations!
-Pregame festival and beer garden outside the stadium starting at 5pm
-after the game: the Biggest and Best Fireworks Show in Colorado!
Saturday July 11: FC Dallas return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday July 11th! Several promotions also take place this game including:
-Boy Scouts of America Night
-Jamaican Heritage Night celebrations
-Aliki Pizza Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Pizzas and 4 Cokes for just $69!
Saturday July 25: scoring sensation Juan Pablo Ángel and the rest of the 20089 MLS Cup runners-up New York Red Bulls come to Colorado for their only appearance this season. Enjoy an exciting game while celebrating:
-African Heritage Night
-River Runners Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Hot Dogs and 4 Cokes plus a chance to win a free river rafting trip for just $69!
Saturday August 1: The 2008 MLS Cup Champions Columbus Crew take on your Rapids on this night in their only visit to Colorado this season! In addition to the match join in on these promotions:
-Celtic Heritage Night celebrations!
-Fado Lads Night Out Pack: 2 Tickets 2 Beers at Fado and a party bus ride to the stadium and back to Fado after the game for only $39!
-Aliki Pizza Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Pizzas and 4 Cokes for just $69!
Saturday August 8: The Colorado Rapids take on Chivas USA in the Goats' only visit to Colorado this seaon. Also taking place this night are:
-Hispanic Heritage Night celebrations with music performers and entertainment all game long!
Sunday August 30: the Rapids host the Houston Dynamo during the only mid-day game of the entire season (kickoff is at 1:00pm MT)! This game also features:
-Kids Appreciation Day: kids will be the focus of all our entertainment giveaways and events throughout the day; it's a great way to relax one last summer day before school starts!
Saturday September 5: Wear your burgundy white and blue as your Rapids take on Canadian side Toronto FC in their only visit to Colorado this season! This night also will feature:
-5280 night: celebrate everything that is great about Denver and Colorado with this night as we highlight the Rapids' native Coloradan players!
Wednesday September 23: The Rapids' final mid-week game of the regular season takes place on this night vs. the San Jose Earthquakes. This game will also feature one of the club's most anticipated promotions:
-Rapids annual Oktoberfest Celebration with authentic food dancers live music and celebrations in the Rapids Beer Hall!
-Aliki Pizza Family Night Pack: 4 Tickets 4 Pizzas and 4 Cokes for just $69!
Saturday October 3: The final regular season game of 2009 is this night when the Rapids take on the New England Revolution. This game will also feature:
-Rapids annual Fan Appreciation Night with giveaways and prizes all game long to thank fans for their fantastic support all season long!
2009 is shaping up to be a fantastic year both on and off the pitch! Guarantee your seat at all home games this year at Dick's Sporting Goods Park with Rapids Season Tickets by clicking here!
All dates times opponents and game promotions are subject to change. To view the full schedule with the full list of promotions as well as game dates times opponents and broadcast information click here!