The Colorado Rapids announced today the club will resume playing regular season games at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park starting on August 22 with a home match against Real Salt Lake at 7 p.m. MT. The ‘Rocky Mountain’ rivalry clash will kick off a slate of six games—three home and three away—against Western Conference foes as the Rapids (2-2-1, 7 pts) continue their 2020 MLS regular season.
Following the initial match against RSL, the Rapids will travel to FC Dallas on Wednesday, August 26, before returning home for a rematch against MLS-is-Back group opponents Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, August 29. The Burgundy Boys will also host the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, September 9, in between road trips to San Jose and Salt Lake City.
Upcoming Rapids Schedule & Opponents:
|Saturday, August 22||Real Salt Lake||DICK'S Sporting Goods Park||7:00 PM MT|
|Wednesday, August 26||FC Dallas||Toyota Stadium||6:30 PM MT|
|Saturday, August 29||Sporting Kansas City||DICK'S Sporting Goods Park||7:00 PM MT|
|Saturday, September 5||San Jose Earthquakes||Earthquakes Stadium||8:30 PM MT|
|Wednesday, September 9||Houston Dynamo||DICK'S Sporting Goods Park||7:00 PM MT|
|Saturday, September 12||Real Salt Lake||Rio Tinto Stadium||7:30 PM MT|
At the outset, games will be played without fans in attendance. The club is working closely with MLS, local health authorities and government officials to examine the feasibility of safely hosting fans at some point during the season.
“We’re excited to get back to action and to have our team playing games at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park once again,” said Pádraig Smith, Colorado Rapids Executive VP & General Manager. “Although we will greatly miss having our fans supporting us from the stands, we fully recognize that any scenario involving their attendance must be carefully thought out and prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved above all else. We will continue to work with MLS, national, and local public health authorities to explore the feasibility of safely hosting fans at some point during the season.”
A limited amount of accredited media will be allowed to attend Rapids home matches. More information, including details on the application process, will be announced in the coming week.
Earlier today, Major League Soccer announced the 2020 regular season will continue with in-market play starting on August 12 and released the schedule for clubs’ next six games. A schedule for additional games and MLS Cup Playoffs will be announced at a later date.