A Rapids Game is a Real Kick!


Lauren McCulley writes, Dick’s Sporting Good’s Park nearly shook as hundreds of fans cheered and applauded Conor Casey as he put the ball in t…

Dick’s Sporting Good’s Park nearly shook as hundreds of fans cheered and applauded Conor Casey as he put the ball in the back of a the net, for the third time that night. I was one of those hundreds of people as I threw my hat into the air, in honor of Casey’s hat trick, at the Rapid’s last home game, August 8, 2009, against Chivas USA.It was held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in Commerce City, where all the home games are for the Rapids. The Rapids ended up winning 4-0, the other goal to Pablo Mastroeni. Since I am a soccer player, I love going to any MLS (Major League Soccer) game, especially the Rapids, and even if you aren’t a soccer player and no nothing about soccer, I still recommend going to a Rapids game. As soon as the whistle blows and the game starts, you get caught up into the action, at one of the nation’s nicest soccer stadiums. You find your self “oooohing”, and “ahhhhhing” when one of the players makes a magnificent move, and cheering everytime your favorite player or teamgets the ball. No matter what it is, I’m almost certain you’ll find something to get excited about! This season the Rapids are third in the MLS Western Conference, and fifth overall, with a record of 8 wins, 6 losses, and 6 ties, with 10 games to go in the season. The stadium is nicely organized, with 8 gates, and a surrounding parking lot. It can hold up to 18,086 people for a soccer game, or 26,00 for concerts. If you are currently interested in seeing a Rapids game, ticket prices depend on where you want to sit. The prices range from $12 to $35, and the parking is free, but get your tickets quick, because there are only four home games left. The next home game is August 30, against Houston Dynamo. For more information on the Rapids, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and tickets go to the Rapid’s official website at http://www.coloradorapids.com/Default.aspx. Now’s your chance to grab some Rapids tickets, before the season is over, and you have to wait a whole other year to watch some good live Rapid’s soccer in person!


  1. I like your story.
    I like your story. I once got to interview one of the coaches for the Rapids at a summer camp expo. Next time you write a comment about someones story, check your spelling. This is how you spell seperating. GOOD JOB!!!

  2. Wow!
    Wow! That’s so cool that you got to interview a coach, and separating is spelled with an a, not an e, i just checked, to make sure which one of us was right.

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