2019: Everything you need to know about the Colorado Rapids gameday experience

Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's game vs FC Dallas

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Honoring Tim’s Career

As a part of Tim Howard’s final year in MLS, the Colorado Rapids will pay homage to his brilliance on the field by honoring him throughout the 2019 season with the Tim Howard Commemorative Series. The final Tim Howard Commemorative Series night is set for September 29 as we honor Tim’s entire legendary career during the Rapids Fan Appreciation celebration.

Take a trip down memory lane for Tim Howard’s career by clicking HERE!

 


 

Fan Appreciation Night

Captain Armband

Get to the stadium early as the first 5,000 fans will get a custom Tim Howard armband presented by TransAmerica! You won’t want to miss this exclusive giveaway.

Transamerica Prize Giveaways

Get to the stadium early as the first 5,000 fans will get a custom Tim Howard armband presented by TransAmerica! You won’t want to miss this exclusive giveaway.

Lap of Honor

Following the conclusion of the match, the first team will take a lap of honor thanking the fans for their season-long support!

Autograph Alley

Stick around post game for autographs and selfies with your favorite Rapids players!

Merch of the Match

Grab your Tim Howard jersey as part of the Merch of the Match special! Short sleeve jerseys will be on sale for $75 and long sleeve for $85.

 


 

Jersey Off Our Backs

A few lucky fans will take home a Rapids player’s jersey during the annual ‘Jersey Off Our Back’ event! Each player will sign his jersey and hand it off to a fan as part of Fan Appreciation Night.

 


 

Meet Kei Kamara!

Colorado Rapids striker Kei Kamara and the Heart Shaped Hands Foundation are hosting an equipment drive starting Monday, September 9 to Monday, September 30 to provide new or gently-used sporting equipment, as well as scholarships to schools and students in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Individuals who bring a donation to the Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas game on Sunday, September 29 will receive a private meet-and-greet with Kei Kamara after the game! If you would like to participate in this exclusive experience please bring your donations to Gate G on the day of the game. There, you will receive further information.

For more information please click HERE.

 


 

Mobile Tickets FAQ

Attending the match on Sunday’s match vs FC Dallas? Altitude Tickets and the Colorado Rapids have transitioned to a new ticket system powered by Ticketmaster so fans will need to use mobile entry to get into the game.

For more information please click HERE.

 


 

Send in Your Questions!

Tune in to the Rapids Facebook page and Twitter pages for our live digital pregame show that begins at 4:30 PM. The team will answer your questions and cover 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 6:30 PM on Altitude TV.

 


 

Sensory Inclusive Program

The Colorado Rapids have partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. KultureCity’s sensory inclusive program is designed to help guests with sensory needs like PTSD, autism, dementia, and strokes, feel welcomed at all venues. With staff training, sensory bags and sensory signage, the program will help ensure that all guests are accepted and included regardless of the event they are attending.

As part of the program, we will have 10 sensory bags available for checkout at Guest Relations. The sensory bags include: headphones, fidget mesh, a fidget ball, a fidget tangle and a feeling thermometer. When someone checks out a bag, they will also be provided with a lanyard to wear, which will help our staff better entertain guests with sensory needs.

 


 

Countdown to Kickoff

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

Sunday’s game will be broadcast on Altitude with Richard Fleming (Play-by-Play) and Marcelo Balboa (Color Analyst). Coverage will begin at 5:00 PM.

Altitude Sports Radio is your home for Rapids vs FC Dallas Connor Cape (Play-by-Play) and Bobby Burling (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. 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.

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


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