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Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

New in 2018: Everything you need to know about the Rapids' gameday experience

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Rapids Tailgate Live

Rapids Tailgate Live is a brand new digital pregame show set to be broadcast by the Colorado Rapids ahead of every home game. The program will highlight the amazing tailgate culture at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park, and aims to share the latest storylines surrounding the game. The set will be located just outside of Eighteen76 on the south end of the stadium and will be live roughly one hour and fifteen minutes ahead of the first kick. The show will feature exclusive content, lineup announcements, player & guest appearances, fan interaction, giveaways and much more. Make it a part of your routine to stop in to watch the show!

 


 

DJ Jen Jones

The Rapids are proud to announce DJ Jen Jones, who will be spinning tunes at DSGP throughout the season from her booth on the north terrace!

The native of Australia is taking the US by storm with her mixes and contagious energy. After making her guest appearance with the Rapids last season fans begged for us to bring her back. Your wish is our command!

 


 

Mountain Roads, Take Me Home

The flag is synonymous with the sport of soccer. It is seen as a symbol of support, used to rally the faithful. This season, we're placing flags in the hands of our fans to help raise the pre-kick atmosphere at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. Join Centennial 38 and our Season Ticket Members in celebrating this full-stadium, fan-led tradition! Be in your seats 15 minutes prior to kick to welcome the Burgundy Boys out to the pitch, singing along to the 'Mountain Roads' anthem as loud as you can. Forgot the words? No problem! Follow the lyrics on the video board and be a part of something pure to soccer culture and a club tradition!

 


 

Increased Security

Metal Detectors

This season, the Rapids and DICK'S Sporting Goods Park will be implementing walk-through metal detectors at all gates. Fans will be asked to pass through the metal detectors before having their ticket scanned by a staff member. All items will need to be taken out of pockets. Bags will be examined by a staff member as fans enter the stadium.

Bag Policy

Bags must be smaller than 14"x14"x6" to be allowed in the gates. Please arrive early to allow ample time to pass through the metal detectors and get your ticket scanned!

Security Dogs

As part of its efforts to enhance security at all Colorado Rapids home games, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) announced an agreement with Phantom K9 to help ensure a safe environment for fans, staff, athletes and performers.

 


 

Player Appearance in Eighteen76

Stick around for a player appearance in Eighteen76 following the conclusion of each home game. A different player will be highlighted each game giving fans the chance to mingle, sign autographs and take photos with their favorite players throughout the season! New for 2018, this appearance will be separate from the Man of the Match appearance you may have experienced in past years. Make sure you head straight to Eighteen76 and grab a drink – the player will meet fans in Eighteen76 after the final whistle!

 


 

Never miss a match!

Altitude Sports and Entertainment is your home for the best coverage of the Colorado Rapids. They will broadcast 32 regular season games, with the exception of April 29 vs Orlando on ESPN and September 15 vs Atlanta on UniMás. Enter your zip code in the channel finder to find the right channel for your cable provider.

Don't have cable? Tune in to the Altitude Sports AM 950 radio station for live coverage of all 34 MLS regular season games.

 


 

Man of the Match

New in 2018, fans will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the official HealthONE Man of the Match honors. Pay attention to the video board at the 70th minute for information on how to cast your vote. The selected player will be announced after the final whistle. Following the match, Centennial 38 will present a hand-painted oar to the Man of the Match on the field in front of Section 117. The presentation is one of Centennial 38's traditions carried out by members of their supporters' group to recognize the best player from each home game.

The Man of the Match will then head to Summit Club to mingle and take photos with all Summit Club ticket members.

 


 

Skip the traffic, ride RTD to the next game

On gameday, all you need is a local day pass to jump on the A-Line commuter rail at Union Station in Downtown Denver heading east bound. Exit the commuter rail at Central Park Station and transfer to the RTD Route 62 bus. Take the bus all the way to the DICK'S Sporting Goods Park stop on the northwest side of the stadium. Estimated travel time from the Union Station stop is approximately 30 minutes.

 


 

The Poster Series is back!

This season, head to Section 129 to get your hands on a limited-edition poster featuring a unique design specific to that match. These collectibles will be available for purchase for six select home games in 2018 for just $10. All proceeds benefit Kroenke Sports Charities.

 


 

Eighteen76 Happy Hour is BACK!

Be sure to pop into Eighteen76 two hours before kick to take advantage of some unbeatable drink specials. Bartenders will be serving up $3 Budweiser and Bud Lights to anyone rocking Rapids gear. Cheers!

 


 

Te amo (quila)

Lunazul Tequila will be introducing a new signature cocktail this season. Stop by beverage locations in Section 100, 127 and the Terrace Bar to indulge in the latest mixed drink.

 


 

Satisfy your taste buds

GB Fish and Chips

A Colorado favorite, Get Battered Fish & Chips, is the latest restaurant to join the dining menu at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. Their mission is to cook and serve the best fish & chips around, while introducing other English specialties such as chicken & mushroom, and beef & onion, pies. To get your hands on these tasty delights just drop in to Eighteen76 to see what all of the fuss is about.

Marco's Pizza New Menu Items

Marco's Pizza is adding two new items to their DICK'S Sporting Goods Park gameday menu - CheezyBread and Cinnamon-Squares. CheezyBread consists of freshly-baked bread strips with four kinds of cheeses and garlic butter, topped with parmesan and roma seasonings. It comes with a side of ranch dipping sauce. For our dessert lovers, Cinnamon-Squares are freshly-baked and buttery pastries topped with cinnamon sugar. These are completed with a side of vanilla icing, perfect for dipping. Both items will be available in Section 113 and Section 122.

Extreme Dogs

For our more 'extreme' fans, spice up an old favorite in Section 108. Now you can order your hotdog Colorado, California or Chicago style. The Mile High Dog will be smothered with green chili, shredded cheese and jalapeños, the California Dog will be topped with sliced avocado and jicama slaw, and the Chicago Dog will come topped with sport peppers, tomato, cucumber, diced onions, pickle spear, spicy brown mustard and celery salt.


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