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Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Dick's Sporting Goods Park
DSG Park, Dick's, The Dick
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Dicks Sporting Goods park during a game between the Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Galaxy (November 2016)
Address6000 Victory Way
LocationCommerce City, Colorado
Coordinates39°48?20?N 104°53?31?W / 39.80556°N 104.89194°W / 39.80556; -104.89194Coordinates: 39°48?20?N 104°53?31?W / 39.80556°N 104.89194°W / 39.80556; -104.89194
OwnerCity of Commerce City
OperatorKroenke Sports & Entertainment
Capacity18,061 (soccer)[1]
27,000 (concert)
Field size120 yds long x 75 yds [2]
SurfaceKentucky Bluegrass
Broke groundSeptember 28, 2005
OpenedApril 7, 2007
Construction cost$64.5 million
($76.1 million in 2015 dollars[3]) [4]
ArchitectHOK Sport (now Populous)[5]
Project managerICON Venue Group[6]
Structural engineerMartin/Martin, Inc.[7]
Services engineerSmith Seckman Reid, Inc.[7]
General contractorTurner Construction[6]
Colorado Rapids (MLS) (2007-present)
Denver Dream (LFL) (2009)

Dick's Sporting Goods Park,[8] also known as DSG Park,[9][10] 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.


Situated near the base of the Rocky Mountains and sitting at an elevation over 5,200 ft above sea level (1,600 m), Dicks Sporting Goods Park has played host to several famous snow games.

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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] In November 2006, Dick's Sporting Goods signed a 20-year deal for naming rights.[14]

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.[15] In the stadium's inaugural year, it hosted the 2007 MLS All-Star Game as the MLS All-Stars defeated Scotland's Celtic FC.

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.[16]

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 who is a co-owner of 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.[12]

International soccer matches

Men's matches

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Competition Attendance
August 22, 2007  Mexico 0-1  Colombia Friendly 17,000
November 19, 2008  United States 2-0  Guatemala 2010 World Cup qualification 9,303
March 11, 2009  Mexico 5-1  Bolivia Friendly 18,296
March 22, 2013  United States 1-0  Costa Rica 2014 World Cup qualification 19,374
September 9, 2014  Bolivia 0-1  Mexico Friendly 18,136
October 3, 2015 Canada Canada U-23 2-2 Cuba Cuba U-23 2015 Olympic Qualifying 3,313
United States United States U-23 4-0 Panama Panama U-23
May 29, 2016  Brazil 2-0  Panama Friendly 11,000
June 8, 2017  United States 2-0  Trinidad and Tobago 2018 World Cup qualification 19,188

Women's matches

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Competition Attendance
July 13, 2008  United States 1-0  Brazil Friendly 15,071
September 19, 2012  United States 6-2  Australia Friendly 18,589
June 2, 2016  United States 3-3  Japan Friendly 18,572
September 15, 2017  United States 3-1  New Zealand Friendly 17,301

Other sports events

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.[] The Denver Barbarians of Rugby Super League have hosted occasional home matches at the stadium.[]

Wide angle shot of the stadium looking west

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.[]

The Denver Dream of the Lingerie Football League played their two home games at the stadium during their lone season.[]

The stadium held the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship during July 10-19, 2014.[]

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.[]

Music events

The venue grounds hosted the Mile High Music Festival annually from 2008 to 2010. The first Mile High Music Festival saw attendance at 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 and 2018. They have continued their appreciation and love for Dicks, with lead singer Trey Anastasio saying "We all love Dicks!"[4] [17]

Date Artist(s) Opening act(s) Tour Tickets sold Revenue Additional notes
July 20, 2008 Dave Matthews Band Brett Dennen
Rodrigo y Gabriela
John Mayer
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.[18]
August 15, 2010 Dave Matthews Band Drive-By Truckers
Jimmy Cliff
My Morning Jacket
2010 Summer Tour -- -- This concert was part of the Mile High Music Festival and was webcast live.[19]
August 23, 2013 Dave Matthews Band 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.[20]
August 24, 2013
September 9, 2016 Luke Bryan Little Big Town
Dustin Lynch
Kill the Lights Tour 33,792 / 40,000 $2,926,618
September 10, 2016


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  2. ^ "An A-Z Directory of Facility Services for our Guests" (PDF). Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800-". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Mickle, Tripp; Muret, Don (May 21, 2007). "Site Makes Right for 2 Newest MLS Stadiums". Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ a b Mickle, Tripp; Muret, Don (May 21, 2007). "Site Makes Right for 2 Newest MLS Stadiums". Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ a b "The 2007 Colorado Construction Gold Hard Awards". Colorado.construction.com. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Reidy, John. "I love the smell of napalm and soccer in the morning". AV Club. AV Club. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Portland, Colorado set for rematch at DSG Park". Fox News. September 4, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "Denver and DSG Park as U.S. World Cup qualifier site; anyone got a problem with that?". NBC. January 15, 2013. Archived from the original on April 15, 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ [1] Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ a b Dick's Sporting Goods Park. "Stadium FAQs". Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ [2] Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ [3] Archived January 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ Dick's Sporting Goods Park. "Stadium Opening". Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved 2007.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ "Summer 2016". Phish. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "DMBAlmanac.com2". dmbalmanac.com. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "DMBAlmanac.com2". dmbalmanac.com. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "DMBAlmanac.com2". dmbalmanac.com. Retrieved .

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