Watch This Sunday's World Cup Championship Match at One of the Rapids' Official Viewing Parties!

DENVER (Friday June 02 2006) - Thousands of passionate soccer fans from all over Colorado are experiencing the joys of watching the world's largest event in bars all over town set up by the Rapids for fans to watch every single World Cup match live in a great soccer atmosphere!

At the end of May the Rapids announced the club’s partnership with Budweiser to construct a city-wide network of viewing parties for the 2006 World Cup. Hosted in Germany 32 countries will compete in the world’s biggest sporting event and the most-watched television event in history which runs from Friday June 9th to finish a month later on July 9th.

The Rapids and Budweiser are working together to offer sports fans in Colorado a comprehensive list of establishments where they can go to watch every single one of the 64 matches of the 2006 World Cup live on TV with other dedicated fans. Budweiser and the Rapids will also hold promotions at many establishments designed to provide the best parties in town in conjunction with the tournament for the world's most coveted trophy.

(To view the entire listing of viewing party locations and addresses CLICK HERE).

Fans will be able to enjoy great specials on Budweiser products at these viewing parties as well as the chance to win Budweiser merchandise the chance to meet Rapids players coaches cheerleaders and be able to enter to win free Colorado Rapids game tickets and authentic jerseys from the Colorado Rapids' team captain Pablo Mastroeni playing for Team USA at the World Cup.

"The Rapids are excited to partner with Budweiser on this World Cup promotion to offer the soccer fans in Colorado the best possible atmosphere to witness the world's biggest event said Jeff Plush Vice President and Managing Director for the Colorado Rapids.

"No matter what country you are following during the World Cup it's the goal of the Rapids and Budweiser to offer everyone the chance to watch every single World Cup match live at their choice of establishments in a fantastic party atmosphere with other fans."

"Budweiser is proud to partner with the Rapids in supporting the World Cup games and being a part of the excitement said Bryan Zebarth Marketing Services Manager for Budweiser. "We are looking forward to this city-wide program which we believe is not only one of the most unique of its kind in North America but will also provide fans in Colorado with great opportunities to celebrate the world's largest event in style."

The complete list of official viewing establishments for the Rapids & Budweiser World Cup Viewing Parties is posted online at www.ColoradoRapids.com as well as will be produced on a wall poster that will be distributed to the first 5000 fans at the next Rapids home game at INVESCO Field on June 9.

About the 2006 World Cup: The 2006 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Germany between June 9 and July 9 2006. Qualification for the tournament is now complete with all 32 competing teams confirmed. The 2006 finals are the eighteenth to be contested. In June 2000 Germany won the right to host the event beating the bids of South Africa (who will be the hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup) England Brazil and Morocco. An estimated 5 billion people will tune into this year's World Cup making it the most-watched event in television history. All 64 matches will be broadcast live in the USA on ABC ESPN ESPN2 Univision and all matches will also be broadcast in High-Definition.