Colorado Rapids approved for fans when phase 2 of MLS resumes this fall
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced the approval of the Colorado Rapid’s plan to host games with fans at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park during phase 2 of the Major League Soccer schedule. That schedule has yet to be released to the public.
State officials noted the plan put forth by the Colorado Rapids and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park officials was well thought out and mirrors the outdoor events guidance required of other outdoor venues.
As described in the plan, ticketed fans will be limited to 1,165 people, which equates to approximately 6% of stadium capacity. Groups of fans no larger than 175 people will use designated entrances and exits, be seated together in a defined section, and have access to services such as concessions and restrooms
designated for that group. In addition, masks will be required by everyone in attendance.
The state is piloting this approach with a limited number of outdoor venues and will study the impact closely to determine future policy steps.
The approval letter is posted on the website.