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

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Pre-Pregame Show & Rapids Kickoff

Pre-Pregame Show & Rapids Kickoff Join Altitude’s Richard Fleming, Marcelo Balboa and Lauren Jbara as they preview Saturday’s game against Columbus Crew SC on the Colorado Rapids Facebook page. The livestream will begin at 6:00 PM and will cover plenty of trending topics surrounding the team and the game. Don’t forget to submit questions via the Facebook page.

Tune-in to the Rapids Kickoff show at 6:30 PM on Altitude TV where Richard Fleming and Marcelo Balboa will review the lineup, discuss storylines surrounding the match and exclusive feature content. 

 


 

Countdown to kickoff

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 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

Altitude Sports and Entertainment is the home of the Colorado Rapids and will air 32 regular season games live in 2019 with the exception of the one nationally televised game on June 28 vs LAFC 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 provider 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 Friday'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. This week, Sam Nicholson will be stopping by to hang out! Make sure you head straight to Eighteen76 and grab a drink and Sam will meet fans in Eighteen76 after the final whistle!

 


 

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.


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