September 27, 2014
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, CO 80022
It’s not too late. There is still one month left in the Colorado Rapids soccer season. The team plays at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park located a few miles north of I-70 on Quebec. The tickets are reasonably priced (especially in the resale forum on the team’s website) and the free parking with relatively light traffic makes this professional sporting event an enjoyable and affordable night out for a single person or a family.
I’ve been fortunate to go to a few games this season, most recently with my friend Suman this last weekend. We purchased $12 tickets, sat in the corner, and snacked on venue food. I can’t go to a ballgame without getting some junk food. I can’t say the food was particularly good, but it was reasonably priced and the whole night was probably cheaper than going to a movie these days!
The Rapids play in the Western Conference and currently are not in the top five teams to reach the playoffs. I’m not sure they will make it, but does that really matter? It’s time to support soccer, and judging by the crowd at the game, the Rapids have a great fan base! We had a fun time at this lively event and watched an exciting finish.
There are two home games left, October 5 and October 18 at 1:00pm. Enjoy a nice fall day at the stadium and then head over to North Field for some shopping and eating or maybe even stop by Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge which is right next door and look for the bison (see my post http://adventuresofacouchsurfer.com/2013/11/17/barr-lake-state-park-and-rocky-mountain-arsenal-national-wildlife-refuge/). Go Rapids! ETB