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COLORADO RAPIDS ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY WITH ARSENAL

Colorado Rapids Soccer Club will face European giants Arsenal in a friendly match presented by Western Union on Monday, July 15, at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, where kickoff is slated for 7:00 PM MT.

“We are excited to be hosting one of Europe’s most iconic teams in Arsenal,” said Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager Pádraig Smith. “They are one of the top clubs in the world and we’re looking forward to testing ourselves against them on the field and providing sports fans in Colorado with the opportunity to be part of this outstanding matchup.”

The Gunners commence their preseason preparations at DICK’S Sporting Good Park as the first of four matches to be played in the US and the only match against an MLS side. The friendly marks the first time Arsenal will play in the state of Colorado.

“The match against Colorado Rapids in Commerce City is a great way to kick off our summer tour to the United States. We of course have very close links to the Rapids through our mutual ownership and we are looking forward to playing each other in a match which will provide both teams with a competitive challenge, in front of many American Arsenal supporters,” said Arsenal Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham.

ARSENAL IS COMING TO DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK

ABOUT THE FRIENDLY

The Colorado Rapids are set to face legendary Arsenal F.C. in an international friendly on Monday, July 15 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, with kickoff slated for 7:00 PM. The Gunners begin their preseason US tour in Colorado as the sides square off for the first time ever. Following the match, Arsenal will face Bayern Munich, AS Roma and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup at various locations around the United States.

ABOUT ARSENAL

Arsenal is a professional football club based in London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, the League Centenary Trophy, and 15 FA Community Shields.

RAPIDS FANFEST

Get to the stadium early to enjoy the Rapid FanFest located outside of Gate F. The area will feature all kinds of activities, entertainers and family fun! The FanFest will include a Western Union Futsal court, inflatables, beer carts and freestyle football champions Steve Elias and Alex Mendoza who will also perform at halftime of the Rapids vs Arsenal game.

PARKING

Please note parking fee for the Rapids vs Arsenal game will be $20.00 at all parking lots; parking rates will be discounted $5.00 when paying with a credit/debit card.

  • Quebec St. and E. 60th Avenue
  • Quebec St. and Prairie Parkway (64th Avenue)
  • 56th Avenue and Valentia Street
  • Central Park and Prairie Parkway

From the East: Take I-70 West; exit Central Park Blvd.; proceed North to 56th continue straight and it will lead you to Prairie Parkway or turn left (West); proceed to Valentia and turn right.
 
From the West: Take I-70 East; exit Quebec; proceed North to 60th and turn right.
 
From the South:  Take I-25 South; merge onto 270 East; Quebec; proceed North to 60th and turn right.

SECURITY

Metal Detectors

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.

POSTGAME CONCERT

Skip the traffic and head to the main stage at the Rapids FanFest for a free post-game concert and dance party with a set from DJ Jen Jones.

Season Ticket Member Ticket Information

All Season Ticket Members that purchased their Arsenal seat locations through the exclusive presale access code will receive their tickets through via Flash Seats no earlier than July 1. At this time, all Season Ticket Member seat locations that are unpaid have been released for general on sale.

General Public

A limited number of additional tickets have been made available for the Colorado Rapids vs Arsenal friendly! We expect this allotment to sell quickly so use the link below to secure yours today!

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