Soccer players spend so much time concentrating on the ball that they grow obsessed with hexagons, which explains why they’re constantly trying to kick bees’ nests. Study the shape of an exciting game with this GrouponLive deal for a five-game soccer package to see the Colorado Rapids play at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City (a $190 total value). Each package includes:
- One ticket for east-sideline seating in sections 102–104 or 109–111 for five games (a $165 value). The five games include:
- The 2012 home opener against the Columbus Crew on Saturday, March 10, at 4 p.m.
- Against the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m.
- Against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m.
- Against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against the Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m.
- A Rapids adidas beanie (a $25 value)
- Free parking<p>
The Colorado Rapids surge into the 2012 season on a mission to earn their third consecutive trip to the playoffs, from where they emerged as Major League Soccer’s champions just two years ago. Rather than watch the game from a hammock tied to the net posts, Rapids backers can soak in the toe-to-toe action from sideline seats during five different games, including the home opener on March 10 and a heated match against the defending champion Galaxy on April 21. First-year head coach Oscar Pareja arrives to the welcoming sight of a roster brimming with global talent, such as Jamaican Omar Cummings, who hopes to overcome last season’s pesky bouts with injuries to once again lead the Rapids’ offensive attack. Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, meanwhile, enters the new campaign aiming to build on last season’s seven goals, and goalkeeper Matt Pickens returns to redirect shots by peppering the field with detour signs.
In October 1995, the Colorado Rapids were introduced as one of Major League Soccer’s 10 charter teams. As one of the league's longest tenured members, the organization has brought a number of landmark moments to Denver, highlighted by a MLS Cup victory in 2010. Three years before their championship campaign, the Rapids became the centerpiece of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park—a sprawling complex that features a total of 24 fully lit sports fields. During Rapids matches, fans get swept up in the park’s lively atmosphere driven by Centennial 38, the team's official supporters group. In their designated “Supporter’s Terrace”, C38 members lead raucous cheers and wave massive flags to inspire their side.