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DSG Park, Dick's, The Dick
Dicks Sporting Goods park during a game between the Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Galaxy (November 2016)
|Address||6000 Victory Way|
|Location||Commerce City, Colorado|
|Owner||City of Commerce City|
|Operator||Kroenke Sports & Entertainment|
|Field size||120 yds long x 75 yds |
|Broke ground||September 28, 2005|
|Opened||April 7, 2007|
|Construction cost||$64.5 million|
($77.9 million in 2015 dollars) 
|Architect||HOK Sport (now Populous)|
|Project manager||ICON Venue Group|
|Structural engineer||Martin/Martin, Inc.|
|Services engineer||Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.|
|General contractor||Turner Construction|
|Colorado Rapids (MLS) (2007–present)|
Denver Dream (LFL) (2009)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, also known as DSG Park, 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.
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. 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. 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. In November 2006, Dick's Sporting Goods signed a 20-year deal for naming rights.
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. 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.
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.
|Date||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Competition||Attendance|
|22 August 2007||Mexico||0–1||Colombia||Friendly||17,000|
|19 November 2008||United States||2–0||Guatemala||2010 World Cup qualification||9,303|
|11 March 2009||Mexico||5–1||Bolivia||Friendly||18,296|
|22 March 2013||United States||1–0||Costa Rica||2014 World Cup qualification||19,374|
|9 September 2014||Bolivia||0–1||Mexico||Friendly||18,136|
|3 October 2015||Canada U-23||2–2||Cuba U-23||2015 Olympic Qualifying||3,313|
|United States U-23||4–0||Panama U-23|
|29 May 2016||Brazil||2–0||Panama||Friendly||11,000|
|8 June 2017||United States||2–0||Trinidad and Tobago||2018 World Cup qualification||19,188|
|Date||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Competition||Attendance|
|13 July 2008||United States||1–0||Brazil||Friendly||15,071|
|19 September 2012||United States||6–2||Australia||Friendly||18,589|
|2 Jun 2016||United States||3–3||Japan||Friendly||18,572|
|15 September 2017||United States||3–1||New Zealand||Friendly||17,301|
|4 April 2019||United States||Australia||Friendly|
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.
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.
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.
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!" 
|Date||Artist(s)||Opening act(s)||Tour||Tickets sold||Revenue||Additional notes|
|July 20, 2008||Dave Matthews Band||Brett Dennen
Rodrigo y Gabriela
|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.|
|August 15, 2010||Dave Matthews Band||Drive-By Truckers
My Morning Jacket
|2010 Summer Tour||—||—||This concert was part of the Mile High Music Festival and was webcast live.|
|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.|
|August 24, 2013|
|September 9, 2016||Luke Bryan||Little Big Town
|Kill the Lights Tour||33,792 / 40,000||$2,926,618|
|September 10, 2016|
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|Events and tenants|
Invesco Field at Mile High
| Home of the
2007 – present
| Host of the
Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association
2009 – 2011