The newest jewel of Denver’s sports & entertainment landscape is the world’s largest and most state of the art professional stadium & fields complex, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is comprised of the 18,000-seat home stadium of the Colorado Rapids and its surrounding 24-field, fully-lit soccer complex.
Constructed and operated by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment , the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading sports & entertainment company, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park cost $131 million to build, which included construction of the stadium, the 24-field complex, and infrastructure improvements leading to the complex, such as road widening.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park’s 917-acre site is a public-private partnership between Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Commerce City. The site also hosts the brand new city offices of Commerce City, lots for retail outlets, offices for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and a new visitors’ and educational center for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, among other entities.
Stadium amenities include a total of 20 loge-style luxury suites, a unique open concourse design that allows for 360-degree sightlines to the field, and a world-class 120 x 80 yard FIFA regulation size grass field with an innovative underground heating and draining system.
The stadium also features cutting edge technology, including the largest video scoreboard and the most LED boards for a stadium its size anywhere, as well as the only fully-integrated digital electrical signage system in the world.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is located nine miles northeast of downtown Denver and only fifteen miles from Denver International Airport near the intersection of Interstate 70 and Quebec Street.
The stadium opened its doors for the first time to the public on April 7, 2007 when it hosted Major League Soccer’s season opener as the Colorado Rapids defeated DC United at 1:30 p.m. (MT) in front of a national audience live on ABC.
Major international events & exhibitions that have taken place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park include:
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park also hosts other youth and adult sporting events year-round on the fields complex, including the camps of the Colorado Rapids Soccer Academy, the Rapids Adult Soccer League, the Pacucha Soccer Academy, the Arsenal Center of Excellence, as well as soccer, lacrosse, rugby, American football, Gaelic football, hurling, kickball and dodge ball programs, practices, events and tournaments.
Select major tournaments and sporting events that have occur annually or that have taken place on the fields complex at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park include:
Kenny Chesney, the Academy of Country Music’s 2-time Entertainer of the Year, headlined the inaugural concert held inside Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with his Flip Flop Summer Tour on Saturday, June 30, 2007. Over 19,000 fans attended the concert, which included seating on the stadium field.
The Mile High Music Festival, the largest concert event in Colorado, is held every July on the fields complex at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The annual 2-day festival features traditionally around 50 bands on specially constructed stages around the 24 fields surrounding the stadium. This huge event, which also features vendors, exhibitors and entertainment every year, has immediately become one of the must-attend concert events in the nation!
The Rapids’ “FutboLucha” event on May 4, 2008 featured the first-ever outdoor Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling match ever held in the USA, also the first-ever sanctioned event outside of Mexico. It was part of the “Todo Por el Todo” tour, which featured several superstars of the Mexican circuit in their inaugural appearance in America. A special ring was constructed on the stadium field and ringside seats were offered in addition to stadium seating.
On July 29 & 20, 2008 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park hosted the inaugural Mile High Music Festival, a 2-day event featuring 5 stages, 43 bands, and over 100,000 fans in attendance, making it the largest concert event ever in Colorado state history.
Every 4th of July the Colorado Rapids host “4thFest Colorado”, the largest celebration of America’s birthday in the state of Colorado. The yearly event, now in its 14th straight year, features a full festival with vendors and attractions, a stage with live bands, a Colorado Rapids home game, all followed by the biggest fireworks display in the state, and has become a yearly tradition for Coloradans on Independence Day.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, Colorado 80022
(at the intersection of 60th & Quebec, just north of the intersection of Quebec & I-70)
Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Club
Inaugural Year: 1996
Stadium History: Mile High Stadium (1996-2001), Invesco Field (2001-2006), Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (2007 & forever)
Home Kit: Burgundy jersey, White shorts, Burgundy socks
Away Kit: Sky Blue jersey, Sky Blue shorts, Sky Blue socks
Honors: 1997 MLS Western Conference Champions, 1999 US Open Cup Finalist, 2005-2006 Rocky Mountain Cup Champions, 10 playoff appearances in 13 seasons
Altitude Tickets toll free phone: 1.866.461.6556
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Box Office (open Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-3pm)