COMMERCE CITY CO (Monday March 24 2008) – The Colorado Rapids have announced their "2008 Opening Week" schedule a week-long series of events leading up to the team’s 2008 Opening Day taking place this Saturday March 29 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against the Los Angeles Galaxy!
Rapids players and coaches will continue their annual tradition of visiting the patients in the Oncology and Pediatrics Units at the Medical Center of Aurora. The players coaches and mascots will visit with patients sign autographs and pose for photos. This event is closed to the public except for media members.
Rapids players and mascots will be on-hand at Casey’s Bistro & Pub serving as guest bartenders for this special season kickoff party. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win prizes such as Rapids merchandise and tickets to the team’s season opener as well as get the chance to get autographs and pose for photos with the players and mascots. The event is free to attend and fans of all ages are encouraged to come join us down at Casey’s located at 29th and Quebec Streets in Stapleton to kick off the season in grand fashion!
Media are invited to come to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park as the Rapids practice for the first time this year inside the stadium on their match pitch wearing their home uniforms. Prior to the team’s training session the Rapids will take their 2008 Official Team Photo and media members are offered this exclusive behind-the-scenes photo opportunity. Players and coaches will also be available after the Team Photo and Training Session for one-on-one interviews and photos.
Saturday March 29 7:30pm: Rapids 2008 Opening Day
The Colorado Rapids’ 13th season kicks off as the club begins their second year at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 7:30pm vs. the LA Galaxy. Last year the Rapids opened their new stadium in dramatic fashion claiming a 2-1 victory over D.C. United. Limited tickets are still available for this match but fans are encouraged to purchase theirs as soon as possible before the match sells out! Buy your tickets now by clicking here before it's too late!
For more information on any of the Colorado Rapids' 2008 Opening Week events please call the Rapids at (303) 825-GOAL! See you out and about all over town during the week as the excitement builds towards Opening Day!