COMMERCE CITY CO. (Tuesday January 29 2008) – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park recently earned the distinction of being named the 2007 Field of the Year by the Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association.
This is the fourth year that the award has been presented and another honor in the growing number of accolades that Dick’s SportingGoodsPark has received following its first year of operation.
The newest jewel of Denver’s sports landscape Dick’s SportingGoodsPark is comprised of the 18000-seat home stadium of the Colorado Rapids and its surrounding 24-field fully-lit professional soccer complex and is considered the biggest and most state-of-the-art professional stadium and field complex in the world.
Dick’s SportingGoodsPark opened its doors for the first time to the public on April 7 2007 when it hosted Major League’s Soccer season opener as the Rapids defeated DC United 2-1 in front of a nationwide audience on ABC. The stadium also hosted the 2007 MLS All-Star game and various international matches throughout the complex’s inaugural season.
Dick’s SportingGoodsPark’s stadium amenities include a total of 20 loge-style luxury suites a unique open concourse design that allows for 360-degree sightlines to the field and a world-class grass field with an underground heating and draining system. The stadium also features cutting edge technology featuring the largest video scoreboard and the most LED boards for a stadium its size anywhere as well as the only fully-integrated digital signboard system in the world.
About Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association:
The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) was conceived in 1982 by leaders in the sports turf field maintenance industry. STMA and CSTMA work together combining the science of growing grass and the art of maintaining sport facilities to produce aesthetically pleasing and safe playing fields. The CSTMA has over 200 members from all areas of the turf industry including parks and recreation college and university professional and commercial. Members are located throughout the region in Colorado Wyoming Utah and New Mexico.