Of the many perks of being a Rapids Season Ticket Holder, one of the fan favorites is the Meet the Team Party, and this year’s installment took place on Sunday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Rapids Season Ticket Holders (STHs) got the chance to meet with the entire Rapids team and staff as they played games on the field and concourse. They took pictures and got autographs of the players, and also enjoyed a special tour of the Rapids locker room. There were also several prizes given away throughout the day via a raffle.
ColoradoRapids.com spoke with a couple of attendees and for some of them, it was a great day to come out and enjoy some time on the pitch and get to see the more exclusive parts of the stadium that are typically off limits. For others, it’s a great way to meet your favorite player.
Seven-year-old Braden Simpson got to meet Rapids captain Drew Moor for the first time. He was pretty shy, but notably excited and happy at the chance to meet the man on the back of the burgundy jersey he was wearing. On the other hand, 22-year-old Alana Nye has waited six years to meet Moor and it almost didn’t happen today.
“I kept missing him at the different stations,” she told ColoradoRapids.com. “I was up in the Summit Club and someone told me he was on the field so I ran down.”
Nye has been a STH for five years and due to scheduling conflicts, had never made it to one of the Meet the Team Parties before. But she finally made it and got the chance to meet her favorite player.
“I feel bad that they think they’re meeting someone really cool,” said Moor about fans being excited to meet him. “Because I don’t look at myself like that. They’re great fans and really motivate us and I don’t think they realize that. So it’s great to be able to shake hands and take pictures and sign autographs, and really thank them for supporting us.”
The Colorado Rapids Season Ticket Holder Meet the Team Party is an annual event and exclusively for Rapids Season Ticket Holders. Rapids fans interested in becoming a Season Ticket Holder can call 303-825-GOAL to purchase a ticket package or upgrade their current plan for the 2014 season.