2019: Everything you need to know about Colorado Rapids gameday

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Send in Your Questions!

Tune in to the Rapids Facebook page and Twitter pages for our live pre-pregame show that begins at 7:00 PM. The Altitude team will answer your questions and cover all of the trending topics to get you ready for the game. Don’t forget to submit questions!

Following the Facebook show, make sure to check out Rapids Kickoff which begins at 7:30 PM on Altitude TV.

 


 

Countdown to Kickoff

Be in your seats 15 minutes prior to kick to welcome the Burgundy Boys and Gunners 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!

 


 

Join the Tradition

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!  If you see an unused flag at the bottom of your section, and you hear “Mountain Roads” begin and see the lyrics on the scoreboard, that is your cue to begin waving your flag until kickoff! After you're done waving the flag, please place it at the bottom of the section as you found it. 

 


 

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.

 


 

Broadcast Information

Monday's game will be broadcast on Altitude with Richard Fleming (Play-by-Play) and Marcelo Balboa (Color Analyst). Coverage will begin at 6:30 PM.

Altitude Sports Radio is your home for Rapids vs New York City FC. Connor Cape (Play-by-Play) will be on the call.

 


 

Man of the Match

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 the supporters' group to recognize the best player from each home game.

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

To vote for your HealthONE Man of the Match text 'MOTM' to 762237 at Friday's game before the 85th minute.

 


 

Head to Eighteen76 after the game

Danny Wilson will make an appearance in Eighteen76 following the game. Make sure you head straight to Eighteen76 following the Man of the Match Oar presentation for the chance to mingle, sign autographs and take photos with one of your favorite players! 

 


 

Skip the Traffic

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.


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