Rapids announce updates to gameday experience for 2024 season

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The Colorado Rapids are excited to welcome fans back to DICK’S Sporting Goods Park to kick off the 2024 season. Below, fans will find a list of updates for 2024 along with a few important reminders to help maximize their matchday experience. It doesn’t matter if you are attending your first Rapids match or if you’re a long-time supporter, there’s something for you!


Honoring Joan Dobrzynski

The club will honor superfan Joan Dobryznski during the March 2 match and throughout the season. Dobryznski passed away on January 15 after a battle with leukemia. She was a dedicated Season Ticket Member and Centennial 38 member for over two decades. As part of the club’s efforts to celebrate Joan’s life, there will be a moment of silence before kickoff, a custom jersey as part of the player Starting XI photo and C38 will drop a tifo in the 38th minute in Section 108. During home matches this season, Joan’s seat will have a custom ‘Joan 38’ placed in her honor.

One Flag Giveaway Courtesy of UCHealth

On March 2, the first 15,000 fans will get a commemorative checkered flag courtesy of UCHealth. Make sure to get to the stadium early to celebrate the club’s first match in the new One Flag Kit.

New Exclusive Season Ticket Member Pack

To show appreciation to loyal Season Ticket Members, the club is gifting all STMs an exclusive 2024 Rapids Member Pack! Packs include a Stadium Tote and each of the following items based on the number of seats in the account: Legacy Patch, Member Matchday Flag, Bleed Burgundy Bandana, and Classic Scarf Sticker. It's highly recommended avoiding long lines on March 2 by picking up Member Packs at one of the Pack Pickup events leading up to the season. If you can't make the Pickup dates, please stop by Season Ticket Member HQ at the top of Section 119 at any early season match and pick your Member Pack!




Season Ticket Member Badge

To ensure that all Season Ticket Member concessions and team store discounts are being honored on gamedays, all Season Ticket Members will receive their own unique digital Member Badge for the 2024 season. On Rapids gamedays, simply present the badge at checkout and stadium staff will scan and automatically apply your exclusive in-stadium member discounts.

Haven’t downloaded your 2024 Member Badge yet? No problem! Refer back to an email from your Membership Services Executive with the subject line ‘Your New 2024 Rapids Member Badge is Here!’ with instructions on how to access your badge and add it to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay smartphone application. Make sure to download your badge before arriving at the stadium on March 2 to avoid any issues accessing the exclusive gameday discounts!

Season Ticket Member Early Entrance

Season Ticket Members can enter the stadium through Gates B and G, one hour and fifteen minutes before kickoff for all Rapids MLS home matches, fifteen minutes before the general public. To enter an extra fifteen minutes early, simply show your light blue digital game ticket to our staff at Gate B on the east side of the stadium or Gate G on the west side of the stadium.

Season Ticket Member Parking

New in 2024, Season Ticket Members will have an additional parking lot for all Rapids matchdays. Based on member feedback, half of Parking Lot G on the west side of the stadium is now a member-exclusive parking lot in addition to Parking Lots A and AA on the east side of the stadium. To gain access to these parking lots, show your light blue digital match tickets in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay smartphone application to the parking attendants.


New Rapids Rideshare Lot

The club is excited to announce a new Rideshare Lot, available all season on the west side of the stadium. The lot will operate out of the first two lanes of the Victory North parking lot outside of gates G and H for both pre-game and post-game rides. Fans are encouraged to use this lot as their drop-off and pick-up location on gameday for a safer and more convenient way to catch their ride home.

Park Everything Lot

For fans arriving on foot, bike, or anything in between, the “Park Everything Lot” will replace the Burgundy Bike Lot located outside of Gate B. Strollers, scooters, wagons, bikes, and other wheeled vehicles will be accommodated at the Park Everything Lot and secured by stadium security for the entirety of gameday.

Premium Ticket Parking

First introduced in 2023, valet parking located on 60th Avenue on the west side of the stadium for American Family Summit Club members and annual suite leasers will continue to be available in 2024. Only digital tickets will be accepted for valet parking this season, so make sure you have your tickets loaded onto your devices before arriving at the stadium.


New Pregame Patio Block Party


The Rapids are excited to launch a revamped Block Party in 2024, extending out of The Dale’s Bar patio on the south side of DSGP. Block Parties will continue to feature food and beverage trucks, drink specials, outdoor games, and a giant screen to watch all the MLS matches on Apple TV. All Block Parties will be open to fans two hours before kickoff.

Find a full list of Block Party dates below:

  • March 2 | Nashville SC
  • June 15 | Austin FC
  • July 4 | Sporting Kansas City
  • July 20 | Real Salt Lake
  • September 21 | Toronto FC
  • October 5 | Seattle Sounders FC


  • Stadium entry directly through The Dale’s Bar or adjoining Gate D will not be available due to the updated Block Party footprint. Fans should enter The Block Party through Gate E.
  • During dates that don’t have an official Block Party, The Dale’s Bar will still open two hours before kickoff with exclusive drink specials.

Pregame Centennial 38 Tailgate


Also located on the south side of the stadium, the legendary Centennial 38 Pregame Tailgate will be up and running for all home matches. For $12, fans can enjoy food, live music, and unmatched supporter culture at each tailgate. Learn more at c38sg.com. Sometimes a non-dressing Rapids first team player will even drop by to partake in the festivities.


Food & Beverage Updates

New Point-of-Sale System

  • A new Point-of-Sale system called MyVenue has been installed ahead of the season. This system is designed to speed up service times and ease waiting time for guests.

New Food Options Around the Stadium 

  • Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Chicken Wings & Fries
  • Beef Chili w/Cheese
  • Foot Long Chili Cheese Dog
  • Loaded Brisket Fries
  • Quesadilla – Chicken or Cheese
  • Street Corn
  • Tacos - Chicken or Beef
  • BLT Salad

Rotating Special Food Items

  • Legends will be rotating new items into the menu throughout the 2024 season. 
  • The most up to date menu can be found here and a complete map of the stadium below.

Fan Favorites

  • Returning fan favorites include Freddys, Dip ‘N Dots, Dale’s, and Simply Nuts.

Matchday Specials

Pregame & Postgame

  • Pregame until 30 minutes prior to kick – 12oz draft beer for $5 (limit 2 per transaction/valid ID)
  • Postgame – 12oz draft beer for $5 (limit 2 per transaction/valid ID) for at least 1-hour post-match

Oskar Blues x Rapids Crowler Custom Rapids x Oskar Blues ‘crowler’ full of Dale’s craft beer inside The Dale’s Bar. Only available at Rapids matches and costs $15.

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As you make your way through the gates, make sure to grab a roster card thanks to UCHealth ahead of each game.

During the season, check the Rapids’ social accounts and Gameday Guide ahead of each match to learn more about future giveaways and promotions thanks to the club’s partners.

Faces & Voices

The Rapids are excited to welcome Haiya Kofler to the club as the new In-Game Host. Kofler most recently served as an In-Game Host for the Washington Spirit of NWSL. Joining Kofler for his second season is club legend Drew Moor. The duo will breakdown all the action and provide updates from the ‘Out of Bounds’ set.

On the Public Address system, the club welcomes back Alan Roach and Joshua Hunter who will serve as the English language PA. New this season, Esdrel Peinado will serve as the Spanish language PA alongside Roach and Hunter for every home game.

Countdown to Kickoff

Make sure to be in your seat at least 20 minutes before kickoff to view all the pyro, videos and, most importantly, welcome the team to the pitch as part of the pregame procession.

Club & Supporter Traditions


Man of the Match Oar

  • The Centennial 38 Man of the Match Oar is a custom wooden oar that is painted specifically for each match. The Oar makes its way from C38 to the Rapids team captain before the procession. The captain then hands it to the ‘Oar Captain’ who places it above C38’s section for the match. When the final whistle sounds, the Oar is presented to that game’s Man of the Match.

Scarves Up

  • Welcome the players to the pitch during the pregame procession by raising your scarf in support.


  • Watch for the tifo banner that Centennial 38 unveils ahead of certain home matches. The artwork on each banner is custom and takes many artists weeks to create. C38 members unveil the massive artwork just before kickoff for an incredible display of support and a photo opportunity for the stadium.

Kickoff Chant

  • Get the players amped for kickoff by participating in a full-stadium chant right before the whistle led by C38. COLORADDDDDDOOO....RAPPPPPPPIDS!

Corner Kick Clap

  • Join the stadium in a booming Rocky Mountain thunderclap ahead of each Rapids corner kick. The energy in the stadium picks up the players during a big set piece.

Boo the Left Back

  • Make sure to boo the opposition’s left back throughout the match.

Pyro & Smoke

  • Make sure to be in your seat for the pregame on-field fireworks and watch the smoke after big moments coming from Centennial 38’s section.

Rocky Mountain High & the Oar Ceremony

  • Make sure to read about these two traditions below.


Rocky Mountain High

This year, the Rapids will pay homage to Colorado with the playing of the iconic John Denver song “Rocky Mountain High” after every home game. Sing along with us, win, lose or draw to show your pride for the beautiful place we call home!

Oar Ceremony

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The Oar Ceremony is one of the most unique traditions in sports, thanks to Centennial 38. They will present the Man of the Match with a custom oar following each match.

Player Thank You

Make sure to stick around to the final whistle to share a moment with the players. Win, loss or draw they want to thank fans for their support during that match with a lap of thanks. Sometimes they’ll even sign a few autographs and snap a few selfies!

Meet the Players

Players will continue to make postgame appearances at various locations throughout DSGP in 2024. Appearances include an exclusive meet and greet in the American Family Summit Club, and a public meet and greet at The Dale’s Bar. Check the Rapids’ social media accounts for the player each match.

Postgame North Boundary Patio

Following the match, all fans are welcome to access the North Boundary, the only field-level patio in Denver sports. Grab a drink from one of the bars in the North Boundary and enjoy the field level views as our gameday DJ continues to play music throughout the stadium postgame.

Hear from the Boss

The Rapids will livestream the postgame press conference on the club’s YouTube page immediately following the match. Catch the postgame commentary from Head Coach Chris Armas and a player at YouTube.com/ColoradoRapids.


Photo Op for Kids – RapidMan Meet & Greet Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods


Snap a photo with the best mascot in MLS, RapidMan! Available from the end of halftime through to the 75th minute in front of the DICK’S Sporting Goods wall located above Section 133.

Sensory Nook

Section 126 will feature a Sensory Nook provided by Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, the first of its kind at DSGP. Fans experiencing sensory issues and overstimulation from the loud game environment can find refuge in the Sensory Nook available all season long.

My First Match

New in 2024, the ‘My First Match’ program offers fans that live near DICK’S Sporting Goods Park a chance to attend their first Rapids game free of charge. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or just new to the Rapids, this opportunity is a great way to experience your first gameday! Learn more about My First Match program and the eligibility requirements here.

Rapids Birthday Club

The Colorado Rapids Birthday Club will also launch this year, offering fans two complimentary tickets to a game during their birthday month! Learn more about how you can score birthday tickets here.

Charge Your Device

Check out the new freestanding phone charging “vending machine” that will be located next to the ATM and Guest Services at Section 129. The ChargeFUZE machine provides guests the opportunity to rent or buy a power bank to charge their phone for a small fee. Guests can either return the power banks to the machine or keep them and will be charged accordingly. The bank provides a charger with 3 major charging plugs.