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About the Colorado Rapids
Colorado Rapids Tickets
Anyone who's ever played middle school sports know that the #1 rule of improving is that consistency is key. Unfortunately for the Colorado Rapids, that’s one element of success that’s been missing during their time in Major League Soccer. The Rapids were one of the 10 original MLS teams, but their time in the league has been filled with only brief highs and widespread lows, with a foundation built in inconsistency.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
The Rapids had a promising start to their soccer history. In their inaugural season in 1996, they made it all the way to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup. The following year, Colorado reached the MLS Playoff Final despite finishing the regular season with a losing record. Early on, it looked as though they had a chance to become one of the better MLS teams.
But in over two decades of history, a higher level of success has been hard to find. The Rapids won their first MLS championship in 2010, but that looks like an aberration compared to the rest of the team’s history. Colorado didn’t even make the playoffs in the three years preceding that championship, nor did they make the playoffs in six of the nine years that followed.
Battle for the Rockies
For years, the Rapids were geographically isolated within MLS. But when Real Salt Lake joined the league in 2005, Colorado finally had a regional rival. The two sides compete every year for the Rocky Mountain Cup, a trophy created by a committee of fans from both teams. Unfortunately for the Rapids, the series has been dominated by Real Salt Lake, who have taken the Rocky Mountain Cup twice as often as the Rapids.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Rapids play?
After spending more than a decade sharing the Broncos’ home stadium, the Rapids finally got their own stadium when they moved into Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2007. The stadium is located in Commerce City, Colorado in the suburbs of Denver, near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is roughly one mile above sea level, the highest elevation of any MLS stadium, and has also been used for rugby, lacrosse, international soccer games, and a handful of high-profile concerts.
When do Rapids tickets go on sale?
Colorado Rapids tickets go on sale before the MLS begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Rapids tickets to games played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park are available months in advance, as are Colorado Rapids tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Rapids schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Rapids tickets in advance?
With Colorado Rapids tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to the Rapids games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Rapids tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Rapids tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Colorado Rapids tickets. Can you buy Rapids tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
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