Colorado Rapids Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Chris Little

Team Mascot: RapidMan

Year Opened: 2007

Capacity: 18061

City / State: Commerce City / CO

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Rocky Mountain Cup

Rival Team: Real Salt Lake

The Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake compete each year for the Rocky Mountain Cup. The rivalry dates back to 2005 when Real Salt Lake entered Major League Soccer and has been going strong ever since. Each match between these two teams has extra bragging rights on the line, so don’t miss your chance to see the Rapids take on Real Salt Lake.

Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas

Rival Team: FC Dallas

There has been a lot of bad blood between the Rapids and FC Dallas over the last few years, which has ignited a fierce rivalry between the two. Rapids fans loathe FC Dallas, so don’t miss this matchup if you want to see DSG Park at its best.

Colorado Rapids vs Sporting Kansas City

Rival Team: Sporting Kansas City

The Rapids and Sporting Kansas City have met in the knockout rounds of many competitions over the years fostering a strong rivalry. The rivalry between the Rapids and Sporting Kansas City was a lot more heated in MLS’s early days, but that doesn't mean you won’t see a hard fought contest when attending a Colorado Rapids-Sporting Kansas City match.

Colorado Rapids Tailgate Guide


You’ll find plenty of space to set up a tailgate party at DSG Park making it a great place to party before the game. All around the parking lots outside DSG Park, you’ll find Rapids fans firing up the grills and throwing back a few drinks in anticipation for a full day of Rapids action. The fans here love their team and are very welcoming, so you’ll have an excellent time pregaming before a Colorado Rapids game.

If you’re not in the mood to set up your own tailgate, then make sure to stop by the C38 tailgate. The supporter group is full of diehard fans who not only love the Rapids but also love to tailgate. There is tons of local brews and food at a C38 tailgate, so don’t be afraid to stop by and join in the action. Just make sure to a small donation or bring some food to share with the group.

The friendliness and wealth of tailgating space make a Colorado Rapids game a great place to tailgate with fellow Rapids fans as well as friends and family.


C38 Tailgate Party

At every Rapids game, the support group C38 hosts one of the best tailgates you’ll find anywhere in Major League Soccer. These diehards set out bright and early to host an incredible tailgate party featuring craft beer, pizza, hot dogs, and much more. If you’re looking to join an amazing tailgate at DSG Park, then make sure to bring a small donation and join C38.

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Beer Buses

If the bar scene is more your thing, then take part in C38’s Pitch to Pint beer bus program. The program takes you from downtown Denver bars to DSG Park via bus and is a great way to have a few drinks before the game without having to worry about driving.

Where to tailgate

Colorado Rapids Stadium Guide

In Game

After a day of tailgating outside with your fellow Rapids fans, head on into DSG Park for an excellent game of Major League Soccer. Rapids fans create an incredible atmosphere, and from kickoff until the final whistle you’ll hear tons of chants and songs coming from the supporter section, C38. C38 has a ton of songs and chants including “Mountain Roads,” “Glory Glory Colorado,” and “Rapids Burgundy” among others. Learn the lyrics and sing along with them to help propel the Rapids to victory.

In addition to the fantastic atmosphere, DSG Park also offers some incredible sightlines. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll have an excellent view of all the action on the field, which goes a long way in making a trip to DSG Park an enjoyable time.

A Rapids game is an excellent opportunity to see live soccer in Colorado, and the enthusiasm of C38 helps make it an experience you’ll want to soon re-live.

Things to check out


Named after the year Colorado became a state, Eighteen76 is the best place to grab a drink at the game. Eighteen76 offers a pub like atmosphere, and while you can’t see the field, there are several large screen TVs inside Eighteen76 ensuring you won’t miss any of the action.

MLS Cup Champions

Stop by and see the wall honoring the Rapids 2010 MLS Cup championship. So far, the wall only lists the 2010 championship but look for the list to grow as the Rapids win more honors in the future.

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Altitude Authentics

If you want to pick up some Rapids gear at the game, then make sure to check out Altitude Authentics. Altitude Authentics offers a fantastic selection of Rapids gear, and even if you’re not looking to buy something, it's well worth a browse before kick off.


The Rapids supporter group C38 takes up three sections at DSG Park and is home to the most diehard fans at every Rapids game. C38 lives and dies with the Rapids, and you’ll hear them all throughout the game belting out their chants. Join C38 and come prepared to get loud in support of the Rapids.

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The Colorado Rapids have not one, but four mascots. Edson the Eagle, Marco Von Bison, Jorge El Mapache, and Franz the Fox entertain fans young and old throughout the game and are a can’t miss for anyone attending a game at DSG Park. Keep an eye out for these lovable mascots before the match and at halftime, as you wouldn’t want to miss them.

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Colorado Rapids Bars & Restaurants

  1. Four Friends Kitchen

    Colorado Rapids Four Friends Kitchen

    Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch & lunch fare in a contemporary, family-friendly atmosphere.

    2893 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Mici Handcrafted Italian

    Pizza Palermo Subs Missys Village

    talian restaurants Denver list the Mici Italian restaurant with its handcrafted Italian food one of the best casual Italian restaurants in the Denver area.

    2373 Central Park Blvd, Denver, CO 80238, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  3. La Casa Del Rey

    Colorado Rapids La Casa Del Rey

    Longtime family-owned Mexican cantina with an outdoor patio & fountain serving up homemade classics.

    7035 E 72nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  4. Famous Philly Cheese Steak & Beer Garden

    Gus Bar & Grill Sandwich Fries Pioneer Diner Sandwich Paul Reveres Family Restaurant Sandwich Wild Magnolia Sandwich

    Traditional cheesesteak sandwiches, wings & beer served in a casual vibe with patio seating.

    2200 S Oneida St, Denver, CO 80207, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. The Cherry Tomato

    Colorado Rapids The Cherry Tomato

    Busy neighborhood Italian eatery with tablecloths kids can color on & a sizable wine list

    4645 E 23rd Ave, Denver, CO 80207, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  6. Tables

    Colorado Rapids Tables

    Husband-and-wife duo dish creative New American cuisine in quirky bungalow-style spot with patio.

    2267 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Fat Sully’s Pizza

    Colorado Rapids Fat Sullys Pizza

    Counter in a funky hipster bar dispensing enormous slices & whole pies, regular or gluten-free.

    3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  8. Sation 26 Brewing Co.

    Colorado Rapids Station twenty six Brewing Co

    Mellow brewpub serving an array of handcrafted beers in warm digs that once housed a fire station.

    7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Casey’s Bistro & Pub

    SpeedZone Tavern Beer Sheridans Irish Pub Beer Kobis Bar & Grill Beer

    Woody yet sunny family-friendly pub that puts out Irish & American staples & a lengthy booze menu.

    7301 E 29th Ave #100, Denver, CO 80238, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Halftime Sports Bar

    Stellas On State Street Whiskey

    Watching sports will never be the same.

    6051 Quebec St, Commerce City, CO 80022, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $