DSG Park, Dick's, The Dick
Dicks Sporting Goods park during a game between the Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Galaxy (November 2016)
|Address||6000 Victory Way|
|Location||Commerce City, Colorado|
|Owner||City of Commerce City|
|Operator||Kroenke Sports & Entertainment|
|Capacity||18,061 (soccer) |
|Field size||120 yds long x 75 yds|
|Broke ground||September 28, 2005|
|Opened||April 7, 2007|
|Construction cost|| $64.5 million|
($77.9 million in 2015 dollars )
|Architect||HOK Sport (now Populous)|
|Project manager||ICON Venue Group|
|Structural engineer||Martin/Martin, Inc.|
|Services engineer||Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.|
|General contractor||Turner Construction|
| Colorado Rapids (MLS) (2007–present)|
Denver Dream (LFL) (2009)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park,also known as DSG Park, is a soccer-specific stadium located in Commerce City, Colorado that is home to the Colorado Rapids men's professional soccer team. The stadium seats up to 18,061 people for soccer matches, but can accommodate up to 19,734 for special soccer events and 27,000 for concerts. It became the third home venue for the Rapids upon its opening in 2007. Sitting at just over 5,200 feet above sea level, the stadium has the highest elevation of any stadium regularly used by MLS teams.
Soccer-specific stadium is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada to refer to a sports stadium either purpose-built or fundamentally redesigned for soccer and whose primary function is to host soccer matches, as opposed to a multipurpose stadium which is for a variety of sports. A soccer-specific stadium may host other sporting events and concerts, but the design and purpose of a soccer-specific stadium is primarily for soccer. Some facilities have a permanent stage at one end of the stadium used for staging concerts.
The City of Commerce City is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. Commerce City is a northern suburb of Denver and as of 2013 is the 18th most populous municipality in Colorado. The city population was 45,913 at the 2010 United States Census, a population increase of 118.7% in the ten years since the 2000 census.
Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.
For their first eleven seasons, the Rapids played at Mile High Stadium (1996–2000) and Invesco Field at Mile High (2001–2006). In 2004, the club and city announced a $130 million project that would include youth soccer fields, retail development, and a new Commerce City civic center.The total cost of stadium construction was $64.5 million. Commerce City voters agreed to $65 million bond for infrastructure improvements to support the stadium. Construction began at the site, close to Denver's former Stapleton International Airport and bordered on the north and east by the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, to the south by 56th Avenue, and to the west by Quebec Street, in fall 2005. In November 2006, Dick's Sporting Goods signed a 20-year deal for naming rights.
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The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,988-acre (64.70 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located adjacent to Commerce City, Colorado, in the United States. It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of downtown Denver. The facility is on the grounds of the former Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a United States Army chemical weapons manufacturing facility. The site was designated a national wildlife refuge in 1992 by the United States Congress, and underwent a costly environmental cleanup in order to remove pollutants. The refuge is managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. More than 330 species of wildlife inhabit the refuge, including raptors, deer, raccoons, coyotes, white pelicans, black-footed ferrets, black-tailed prairie dogs, and bison.
The stadium opened with an intrasquad scrimmage open only to Commerce City residents and season ticket holders. The first official match was played against D.C. United on April 7, 2007, with the Rapids winning, 2–1. Herculez Gomez scored the first goal at the stadium.In the stadium's inaugural year, it hosted the 2007 MLS All-Star Game as the MLS All-Stars defeated Scotland's Celtic FC.
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The Rapids played their first playoff game at DSG Park on October 28, 2010; a 1–0 victory over the Columbus Crew. Two weeks later, a crowd of 17,779 was in attendance as the Rapids defeated the San Jose Earthquakes en route to their first-ever MLS Cup.
The San Jose Earthquakes are an American professional soccer team based in San Jose, California, United States, that competes as a member of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The franchise began play in 1996 as one of the charter clubs of the league. The Earthquakes took part in the first game in MLS history, defeating D.C. United 1–0. The Earthquakes have won two MLS Cup titles, in 2001 and 2003, and two Supporters' Shields in 2005 and 2012. In 2002, the team played in its first CONCACAF Champions Cup, making it to the quarterfinals. The team holds a fierce rivalry with the LA Galaxy known as the California Clásico.
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The stadium is owned by Commerce City and operated by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) who also own the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and the Colorado Mammoth, and English Premier League club Arsenal F.C. via subsidiary. The estimated cost of this project was $131 million, with investment shared equally between the city and KSE.
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|Date||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Competition||Attendance|
|August 22, 2007||0–1||Friendly||17,000|
|November 19, 2008||2–0||2010 World Cup qualification||9,303|
|March 11, 2009||5–1||Friendly||18,296|
|March 22, 2013||1–0||2014 World Cup qualification||19,374|
|September 9, 2014||0–1||Friendly||18,136|
|October 3, 2015||2–2||2015 Olympic Qualifying||3,313|
|May 29, 2016||2–0||Friendly||11,000|
|June 8, 2017||2–0||2018 World Cup qualification||19,188|
|Date||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Competition||Attendance|
|July 13, 2008||1–0||Friendly||15,071|
|September 19, 2012||6–2||Friendly||18,589|
|June 2, 2016||3–3||Friendly||18,572|
|September 15, 2017||3–1||Friendly||17,301|
|April 4, 2019||5–3||Friendly||17,264|
The stadium has hosted several high-profile rugby games. In 2009, it hosted several matches of the 2009 Churchill Cup, including the United States v. Georgia, Canada v. Argentina, and England v. Ireland.[ citation needed ] The Denver Barbarians of Rugby Super League have hosted occasional home matches at the stadium.[ citation needed ] In May 2009, the stadium hosted the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association National Championships with the Michigan Wolverines defeating Chapman University 12–11 in overtime on the Division I side and University of St. Thomas beating the University of Dayton 16–11 in Division II.[ citation needed ]
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The Denver Dream of the Lingerie Football League played their two home games at the stadium during their lone season.[ citation needed ]
The stadium held the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship during July 10–19, 2014.[ citation needed ]
On Friday, March 22, 2013, Dick's Sporting Goods Park was the site of the World Cup CONCACAF 2014 qualifying match between Costa Rica and USA, a game played in blizzard conditions. Costa Rica filed a protest with FIFA due to field conditions when the United States won the game 1–0, but the protest was denied. The game has already been dubbed in football lore as "SnowClásico" for the conditions.[ citation needed ]
The venue grounds hosted the Mile High Music Festival annually from 2008 to 2010. The first Mile High Music Festival had attendance of approximately 40,000 people each day over the course of two days. By utilizing the open soccer fields surrounding the stadium and additional stages throughout the complex, the complex's total capacity was able to greatly exceed what the stadium could hold alone.
The rock band Phish has established a three-night residency at the venue over Labor Day Weekend, starting in 2011 and returning in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Their lead singer, Trey Anastasio, noted "We all love Dicks!"
|Date||Artist(s)||Opening act(s)||Tour||Tickets sold||Revenue||Additional notes|
|July 20, 2008||Dave Matthews Band|| Brett Dennen |
Rodrigo y Gabriela
|2008 Summer Tour||—||—||This concert was part of the Mile High Music Festival. LeRoi Moore did not play due to injury. This show was recorded and released as Live at Mile High Music Festival on December 16, 2008.|
|August 15, 2010|| Drive-By Truckers |
My Morning Jacket
|2010 Summer Tour||—||—||This concert was part of the Mile High Music Festival and was webcast live.|
|August 23, 2013||Snoop Dogg||2013 Summer Tour||—||—||Due to severe thunderstorms in the area, the gates didn't open for the first show until 6:45. Snoop Dogg went on at 7:15, and DMB went on at 8:40.|
|August 24, 2013|
|September 9, 2016||Luke Bryan|| Little Big Town |
|Kill the Lights Tour||33,792 / 40,000||$2,926,618|
|September 10, 2016|
|July 28, 2020|| Green Day |
Fall Out Boy
|The Interrupters||Hella Mega Tour||TBA||TBA|
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Empower Field at Mile High, previously known as Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Invesco Field at Mile High and Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and commonly known as Mile High, New Mile High or Mile High Stadium, is an American football stadium in Denver, Colorado, named Mile High due to the city's elevation of 5,280 feet (1,610 m). The primary tenant is the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). It opened in 2001 to replace Mile High Stadium and was largely paid for by taxpayers. Invesco paid $120 million for the original naming rights, before Sports Authority secured them in 2011.
The Rocky Mountain Cup is a soccer trophy contested between Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids. The cup is awarded by the Committee of 10, a group of bi-partisan fans who run the competition, to the team with the most points in games played between the two. The teams are awarded 3 points for each win and 1 point for each tie in regular season MLS games against each other. The Cup is awarded at the conclusion of the deciding game of the series between the two teams.
Colorado Rapids U–23 were an American soccer team based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado, United States. Originally founded in 2000 as part of the development system for the Colorado Rapids, the team played in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
The 2007 Major League Soccer season was the 12th season in the history of Major League Soccer. The season began on April 7 and concluded with MLS Cup 2007 on November 18, 2007 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C.
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MLS Cup 2010, the 15th edition of Major League Soccer's championship match, was played between the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas to decide the champion of the 2010 season. The championship was played at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 21, 2010. Colorado Rapids won 2–1 over Dallas on an own goal in extra time, as a shot by Rapids forward Macoumba Kandji was deflected on goal by Dallas defender George John. Played in Toronto, it marked the first time the league championship was played outside the United States. It was the fourth MLS Cup to match two teams from the same conference against each other, and the third to feature only Western Conference teams.
The 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs was the postseason tournament subsequent to Major League Soccer's 2010 season.
The 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs was the sixteenth post-season tournament culminating the Major League Soccer regular season. The tournament began on October 26 with the play-in round and concluded on November 20 with the championship match. It was the first playoff series to include ten clubs, two more than the traditional eight. Six of the ten teams earned a direct bye into the conference semifinals, while the four wildcard teams played a single-elimination match to earn a berth into the conference semis. These eight clubs played in a single-elimination tournament en route to playoffs championship MLS Cup 2011, which doubles as the league championship for the 2011 MLS season altogether.
The 2012 Colorado Rapids season is the team's eighteenth year of existence. The team's first match was on March 10 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The 2015 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, the 20th annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game, took place on July 29, 2015 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado, the home of the Colorado Rapids. The game was televised live on Fox Sports 1 and UniMás in the United States, and TSN and RDS in Canada.
The 2015 MLS Homegrown Game was the second version of the Major League Soccer Homegrown Game. The match took place between the best selected homegrown players from Major League Soccer at the Club América U-20 on July 28, a day before the 2015 MLS All-Star Game. The venue for the game was Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
The 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs began on October 26, and ended on December 10 with MLS Cup 2016, the 21st league championship match for MLS. This was the 21st version of the MLS Cup Playoffs, the tournament culminating the Major League Soccer regular season.
Graham Smith is an American professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.
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