2019: Everything you need to know about a Colorado Rapids gameday

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Rapids Tailgate Live

If you're in the stadium or on your way to the game, Rapids Tailgate Live is the show that gets you ready for the game! Each broadcast will begin one hour ahead of the posted kickoff time and it will air in the stadium at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park and on the Colorado Rapids website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. The show provides exclusive interviews, features, access and breaks down the latest storylines surrounding the game. The set will be located in the studio at DSGP and also inside Eighteen76 on the south end of the stadium. The show will feature lineup announcements, player & guest appearances, fan interactions, giveaways and much more. Make it a part of your routine to stop in to watch live or check it out on your mobile device on your way to the game!

RTL guest for COLvSKC: Kofi Opare

 


 

DJ Jen Jones

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

The native of Australia returns for her second season and will be ready to rock the crowd before, during and after home games. 

 


 

Countdown to Kickoff

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!

 


 

Join in on the tradition

In addition, fans can become a 'Flag Captain' in their section. 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.

 


 

Never miss a match!

Altitude Sports and Entertainment is the broadcast home of the Colorado Rapids. Altitude will air 32 regular season games live with the exception of the two nationally televised games on March 23 vs FC Dallas and June 28 which will air on UniMás. Richard Fleming (Play-by-Play) and Marcelo Balboa (Color Analyst) will be on the call.

Make sure to tune in to the Rapids Kickoff pregame show that begins 30 minutes before the posted kickoff time. 

Enter your zip code and cable provided in the channel finder to locate the correct channel number to watch the games.

Fans can also stream all of the games on the AltitudeNOW app! Visit www.AltitudeNOW.com or download the AltitudeNOW app on any iOS or Android mobile device so you don't miss any of the action.

Altitude Sports Radio is once again your home for all 34 Rapids regular season games in 2019. Connor Cape (Play-by-Play) and Jordan Angeli (Color Analyst) 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 Saturday's game before the 85th minute

 


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! 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!

Keegan Rosenberry will make an postgame appearance in Eighteen76 this Sunday evening. 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 Keegan!

 


 

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.

 


 

 Posters Series 

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.

 


 


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