Colorado Rapids

Gameday Guide | Your complete guide to Summer Kickoff and our matchup with San Jose Earthquakes

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We are kicking off this summer with a prime western conference matchup against the San Jose Earthquakes. Make sure to head out to DICK’S Sporting Goods Park to celebrate the beginning of summer with friends, footy, and a postgame firework show! 

Check out our gameday timeline for Summer Kickoff presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods below:

Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes - Saturday, June 3, 2023

Pregame Activities

4:30 P.M. Block Party

  • Located in the VIP East lot on the south side of the stadium, the block party will feature a live DJ, drinks, and an LED wall that will stream the Rapids’ game live.
  • The Block Party is free to the public, so bring all of your friends and family to amp up the gameday energy!
  • Food trucks featured at the Block Party include Taco Braun, Hip Hop Popsicle, and Sugar Moon Bar.

5:00 P.M. Burgundy Bike Lot Opens

  • To start the night, fans that live near DSG Park are encouraged to ride their bikes to the game and use the Burgundy Bike Lot between gates B and C!

5:30 P.M. The Dale's Bar Open

  • Now open on the south end of the concourse, The Dale's Bar has got you covered on food and drink all night!
  • Grab a hot dog at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, now open in Dale's Bar and Sections 102 & 103.

6:30 P.M. Gates Open

  • Higher temps and sweltering days are quickly upon us in Colorado, so make sure to get in the stadium early to grab a cooling towel on your way in, courtesy of DICK'S Sporting Goods!
  • Pick up your very own chant card and roster card (double-sided to function as a yellow card 😉) on your way in!
  • While you wait for the game to start, visit any of our cashless concessions stands, official team stores, or The Dale's Bar.

7:25 PM: Pregame Procession Begins

  • BE IN YOUR SEATS for the pregame countdown to kickoff to welcome your Rapids to altitude, donned in the New Day Kit for the first and only time at home this season. Don't miss our new hype videos, pyro and Altitude Warning as the Rapids step onto the pitch.

7:30 PM: KICKOFF vs San Jose Earthquakes

  • If the Rapids score two goals, fans can take a screenshot of their ticket and take it to any Freddy's in the Denver Metro Area to claim a FREE, one-topping sundae with the purchase of a meal.

Postgame: Fireworks Show

  • Shortly after the final whistle fans will be ushered to find a spot on the pitch to watch the fireworks show! Fans already seated on the south end of the stadium for the game are encouraged to remain in their seats for optimal viewing. 
  • Food and beverage are available on the field, but help us keep our facilities clean by taking your trash with you when you leave. 
  • The Dale's Bar will remain open postgame and during the fireworks show, don't miss out on a $5 12oz beer deal!

In-Stadium Info

TICKETS: Single-game tickets are still available on the official Rapids site here.

PARKING: Parking at DSGP is free! Enjoy the game without having to pay any additional parking fees when you arrive.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Effective February 23, 2022, all fully vaccinated individuals can attend events at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park without a face mask and it is encouraged that all unvaccinated individuals wear masks while at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.

Visit our official stadium Health & Safety guide here to stay informed on what to expect on gameday.

A-Z GUIDE: Find all stadium and gameday-related information at our A-Z Guide here.

WEATHER: Keep up to speed on all weather announcements here until we kick off! 

For all of your in-stadium gameday needs, such as parking, health & safety measures, and concessions, check out our official Gameday page.

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