Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (The Dick, Rapids Stadium)
|Country||United States of America|
|Inauguration||07/04/2007 (Colorado Rapids – DC United)|
|Address||6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022-4203 USA|
Description: DSG Park
This is the 3rd stadium for Colorado Rapids football team, but first one built specifically for the team. Its construction was financed jointly (and equally) by Commerce City and Kroenke Sports Enterprises, owner of the team. Formally the municipality owns, while KSE operates the venue.
The project worth over $130 million was launched in late 2005. Stadium itself is very simple, the single-tiered stands are located in a sunken bowl, while east and west side’s roof is the most distinctive feature. Shaped by HOK Sport (later Populous)to resemble actual rapids, the roof has a dynamic layout.
Overall cost of the complex was influenced by a massive number of 24 training pitches (2 of which are synthetic) and a civic centre included in the scheme.
Capacity of the stadium is under 19,000 for football games and grows to roughly 26,000 during concerts. Apart from MLS and the entertainment events also games of the US and Mexican national teams are held here, followed by rugby and lacrosse events that complete the ground’s calendar.
Already while under construction, the stadium received its first naming rights deal. The 20-year-long contract was snapped by Dick’s Sporting Goods, a sports retail chain.