Stadium Facts

Dicks Sporting Goods Park

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

Major international events & exhibitions that have taken place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park include:

  • June 10, 2007 –Colorado Rapids vs. Chinese National Team
  • July 19, 2007- MLS All Star Game, Celtic FC vs. MLS All Stars
  • July 31, 2007- SuperLiga Game: CD Guadalajara vs. CF Pachuca (Mexico)
  • Aug. 22, 2007 – Mexican National Team vs. Colombian National Team
  • July 9, 2008 – Colorado Rapids vs. UANL Tigres (Mexico)
  • July 13, 2008 – US Women’s National Team vs. Brazil (Olympics Send-off)
  • Aug. 3, 2008 – Colorado Rapids vs. Everton FC (England)
  • Nov. 19, 2008 – US Men’s National Team vs. Guatemala (World Cup Qualifier)
  • March 11, 2009 - Mexico Men's National Team vs. Bolivia (International friendly)
  • June 21, 2009 - Tripleheader Championship matches of Churchill Cup (International rugby)
  • July 15, 2009 - Colorado Rapids vs. Club America (Mexico)

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.

Major 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:

  • Colorado Youth Soccer Boys & Girls State Championships
  • Colorado Showcase/Real Cup – Over 400 teams
  • Lindale White’s Paramount Youth Football Clinic – Over 600 kids
  • NDP Lacrosse Colorado Cup
  • Colorado Rush Open – Over 130 teams
  • Kick-It 3v3 Soccer Shootout – Over 300 teams
  • MLS U-17 National SUM Cup
  • Adidas ESP National Championship
  • Trebol Soccer Club Soccer Shootout – Over 170 teams

Concerts & Festivals

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 Quick Facts

  • 18,086 stadium capacity (expandable to 26,000 for concerts)
  • Over 2.85 million square feet of grass on the fields complex (66 acres)
  • Largest professional stadium & fields complex on Earth
  • 24 fully-lit playing fields surrounding the stadium
  • Largest fields complex in state of Colorado
  • World-class Kentucky Bluegrass stadium field (120 x 80 yards)
  • Exact duplicate of stadium field for the Rapids on the fields complex
  • 5 fully-equipped professional locker rooms
  • Largest video scoreboard and the most LED boards for a stadium its size
  • Only fully-integrated video & LED electronic signage system in the world
  • 20 luxury suites and a party suite
  • Roof designed to resemble the tectonic plates that create the Rocky Mountains
  • One of a kind Pedestrian Bridge that connects the east and west concourses
  • Open concourse with 360 degree sightlines to the field
  • Full-service Eighteen76 bar & restaurant, able to open on non-event days
  • Separate private entrance to broadcast booths, scoreboard control & press box
  • Press box fits up to 90 media members, and features both indoor/outdoor seating
  • 9 miles from downtown Denver & 15 miles from Denver International Airport
  • Off-site marquee sign featuring 2 LED boards, located at corner of 56th & Quebec

Awards & Commendations

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park named 2007 Field of the Year by Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association in all categories (all sports stadiums, complexes, and golf courses).
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park named 2008 Field of the Year by American Sports Turf Managers Association in the national category of soccer.
  • Turf Manager Bret Baird named 2007 Turf Professional of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park won 2007 “Tourism Star Award” from the Denver Metro Visitor & Conventions Bureau for the park’s outstanding contribution to the Colorado tourism industry.

Contact Information

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)
Phone: 303.727.3500
Fax: 303.727.3536

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

Colorado Rapids Contact Information:
Phone: 303.825.GOAL (4625)

Tickets for All Events at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park are Available at:

Altitude Tickets toll free phone: 1.866.461.6556
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Box Office (open Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-3pm)