- Address: 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 18,000
- Opened: 7 April 2007
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Colorado Rapids (football)
Extra stadium info – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
The construction of the stadium named Dick’s Sporting Goods Park started in 2005 and its construction costs were $64 million. It opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Colorado. The venue is located in Commerce City, a northern suburb of Denver. 18,000 people attended the first official match at the stadium between the Colorado Rapids and DC United. It was a Major League Soccer match.
The Colorado Rapids
In 1996, the Colorado Rapids played in the inaugural Major League Soccer season. They drew an average home league attendance of 10,000 that year. The Rapids won the MLS Cup in 2010 for the first time in their history after beating FC Dallas from Texas. 21,000 people showed up for the championship game, which took place in the Canadian city of Toronto. The Rapids reached the MLS Cup after beating the San Jose Earthquakes at the venue named Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in front of 17,000 fans.
The Colorado Rapids signed Timothy Matthew Howard, the first goalkeeper from the United States with 1 million followers on his main social media page, in 2016. He played several years for the world famous English football club Manchester United, one of the first FIFA Club World Cup winners. Howard won the North American championship for national football teams two times. The first time after beating the United Mexican States in 2007 and the second time after defeating Jamaica in 2017. Timothy Howard played several FIFA World Cup matches with the national football team of the United States. He set a FIFA World Cup record for most saves in a match when he saved 15 attempts in a game between Belgium and the United States.