Altitude TV to broadcast 29 Rapids matches in 2013

First match of 29 High Definitions broadcasts is Saturday’s season opener at FC Dallas

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ColoradoRapids.com

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Tuesday, February 26, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids and Altitude announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2013 Rapids season, with a total of 29 matches being broadcast in high definition on Altitude networks. Coverage begins on Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. MT for the Rapids season opener at FC Dallas, live on Altitude.

“We’re thrilled to partner again with Altitude to provide our fans with great Rapids programming throughout the 2013 season,” said Rapids President Tim Hinchey. “Altitude brings a great amount of quality to their broadcasts, and their additional content this season will give deeper insight into our club than fans have ever seen before.”

“Altitude is excited to be able to provide soccer fans with access to the Colorado Rapids throughout their season,” said Kim Carver, President and CEO of Altitude Sports & Entertainment. “The Rapids have a lot of talent this year and it will be an exciting time to watch this club grow.”

Most live matches will include a special half-hour Rapids Kickoff pre-match show and all home games will

feature a Rapids Locker Room Report post-match show. Julie Browman, Kyle Keefe, Blake Olson, and Maya Starks will contribute regular reports throughout the season.

Fans can get prepared for the 2013 season by tuning in to the Rapids Report: Season Preview show hosted by Marcelo Balboa. Rapids Report will be airing all month long on Altitude and will air as a weekly show Thursday’s at 6 PM MT starting May 2nd. Marcelo will preview the 2013 Colorado Rapids season with analysis, player profiles and interviews with players including offseason acquisition Edson Buddle and rookies Deshorn Brown and Dillon Powers, as well as Rapids President Tim Hinchey.

New in 2013 will also be a special Rapids Report mid-week show, with news and features on everything from Rapids players to youth soccer from around the state of Colorado. New shows will run several times in March and April, and will become a weekly fixture on Altitude starting in May and running through the end of the 2013 season.

Altitude will utilize its second channel, ALT2, for one Rapids match this season and as needed.  ALT2 matches will also be available in high definition; a list of channel numbers can be found on Altitude’s website. The complete Rapids on Altitude broadcast schedule is subject to change.

COLORADO RAPIDS 2013 TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Home games in bold)

Date

Pre-Game

Game Time

Post-Game

Opponent

Notes

Sat., March 2

6:00pm

6:30pm

 

at FC Dallas

Altitude HD

Sat., March 9

3:30pm

4:00pm

6:00pm

Philadelphia Union

Altitude HD

Sat., March 16

 

4:00pm

 

at Real Salt Lake

Altitude HD

Sat., March 23

 

8:30pm

 

at LA Galaxy

Altitude HD

Sat., March 30

 

4:00pm

6:00pm

Portland Timbers

Altitude HD

Sat., April 6

 

4:00pm

 

Real Salt Lake

NBC Sports

Sat., April 13

8:00pm

8:30pm

 

at Chivas USA

ALT2 HD

Sat., April 20

3:30pm

4:00pm

6:00pm

Seattle Sounders

Altitude HD

Sun., April 28

2:30pm

3:00pm

 

at Houston Dynamo

Altitude HD/ UniMás

Sat., May 4

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

Toronto FC

Altitude HD

Sat., May 11

5:00pm

5:30pm

 

at Columbus Crew

Altitude HD

Sat., May 18

8:00pm

8:30pm

 

at San Jose Earthquakes

Altitude HD

Sat., May 25

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

Chivas USA

Altitude HD

Sat., June 1

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

FC Dallas

Altitude HD

Sat., June 15

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

San Jose Earthquakes

Altitude HD

Wed., June 19

6:00pm

6:30pm

 

at Chicago Fire

Altitude HD

Sun., June 23

 

4:00pm

 

at Portland Timbers

NBS Sports

Sat., June 29

4:30pm

5:00pm

 

at Montreal Impact

Altitude HD

Thur., July 4

7:00pm

7:30pm

9:30pm

New York Red Bulls

Altitude HD

Sun., July 7

7:00pm

7:30pm

9:30pm

DC United

Altitude HD

Wed., July 17

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

New England Revolution

Altitude HD

Sat., July 20

 

4:00pm

 

at Seattle Sounders

NBS Sports

Sat., July 27

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

LA Galaxy

Altitude HD

Sat., Aug. 3

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

Real Salt Lake

Altitude HD

Sun., Aug. 11

8:30pm

9:00pm

 

at Chivas USA

Altitude HD/ UniMás

Sat., Aug. 17

7:00pm

7:30pm

9:30pm

Vancouver Whitecaps

Altitude HD

Sat., Aug. 31

6:00pm

6:30pm

 

at Sporting Kansas City

Altitude HD

Sat., Sept. 7

8:00pm

8:30pm

 

at LA Galaxy

Altitude HD

Sat., Sept. 14

6:30pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

FC Dallas

Altitude HD

Sat., Sept. 20

 

8:00pm

 

at Portland Timbers

NBC Sports

Sat., Oct. 5

 

8:00pm

 

Seattle Sounders

NBC Sports

Wed., Oct. 9

8:00pm

8:30pm

 

at San Jose Earthquakes

Altitude HD

Sat., Oct. 19

3:30pm

4:00pm

6:00pm

Vancouver Whitecaps

Altitude HD

Sun., Oct. 27

5:30pm

6:00pm

 

at Vancouver Whitecaps

Altitude HD