Altitude Announces 2011 Rapids Broadcast Schedule
Altitude announced today that it will broadcast a total of 27 Colorado Rapids regular season games during the 2011 season. Game coverage on Altitude will begin on Saturday, March 26th as the Rapids take on their conference rivals, Chivas USA live on Altitude 2. Altitude will be broadcasting 25 live games including 13 roads matches, as well as an additional 2 telecasts on instant replay via an agreement with ESPN, all in high definition.
All live games will include a special half-hour Rapids Kickoff pre-game show and all home games will feature a Rapids Locker Room Report post-game show. Play-by-play duties will be shared by Avalanche TV play-by-play announcer Mike Haynes, Nuggets TV play-by-play announcer Chris Marlowe, Nuggets radio play-by-play announcer Jason Kosmicki, Avalanche radio play-by-play announcer Marc Moser, Mark Bertagnolli, and Marc Stout. Color commentary will be delivered by Marcelo Balboa. Julie Browman, Kyle Keefe, Blake Olson, and Maya Starks will contribute regular reports throughout the season.
"We are thrilled to have the Colorado Rapids back on Altitude," said Matt Hutchings, President and CEO of Altitude Sports & Entertainment, "We are extremely proud to be partnering with Rapids and to allow their fans the opportunity to view their games in high definition. The Rapids are a great addition to our summer programming schedule and will provide our viewers yet another opportunity to root for their hometown teams. "
"The Rapids have a long standing relationship with Altitude Sports & Entertainment and we are pleased to be returning to the network in 2011," said Jeff Plush, Managing Director of the Colorado Rapids. "Our partnership with Altitude gives our supporters the best possible coverage of our club, as we defend our MLS Cup championship this season."
Fans can get prepared for the 2011 season and review the Rapids' 2010 MLS Cup Title by tuning in to the Season Review/Preview show hosted by Marc Stout and Marcelo Balboa to be broadcast on Monday, March 7 at 7:00pm MT on Altitude. In addition, Altitude will be airing a replay of last year's MLS Cup final between the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00pm and again on Wednesday, March 16th at 10:00am.
Altitude will utilize its second channel, ALT2, for three Rapids games this season, all of which are denoted on the schedule below. All ALT2 games will also be available in high definition. A list of channel numbers can be found on our website. The complete Rapids Altitude game broadcast schedule is on the next page. For more information, please visit www.altitude.tv .
Seen in more than 3.1 million homes in a 10 state territory, Altitude is the television home of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Eagles, the Big Sky Conference, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, ESPN Syndication (including Big 12 Conference and Western Athletic Conference events,) as well as other local and regional sports, entertainment and public service programming. A full list of Altitude programming and other information can be found at www.altitude.tv .
2011 Rapids Broadcast Schedule on Altitude
# Day Date Pre-Game Game Time Post-Game Teams Notes
1) Saturday March 26, 2011 8:00pm 8:30pm Rapids at Chivas USA HD, ALT2
2) Sunday April 3, 2011 4:30pm 5:00pm 7:00pm D.C. United vs. Rapids HD, ALT2
3) Wednesday April 13, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm Rapids at Real Salt Lake HD, ALT2
4) Saturday April 30, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm Chicago Fire vs. Rapids HD, TBD
5) Wednesday May 4, 2011 6:00pm 6:30pm Rapids at Houston Dynamo HD
6) Saturday May 7, 2011 5:00pm 5:30pm Rapids at New England Revolution HD
7) Saturday May 14, 2011 5:00pm 5:30pm Rapids at D.C. United HD
8) Sunday May 22, 2011 4:30pm 5:00pm 7:00pm Toronto FC vs. Rapids HD
9) Wednesday May 25, 2011 5:30pm 6:00pm Rapids at New York Red Bulls HD
10) Saturday May 28, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm Sporting Kansas City vs. Rapids HD
11) Saturday June 4, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm Philadelphia Union vs. Rapids HD
12) Saturday June 11, 2011 8:00pm 8:30pm Rapids at Portland Timbers HD
13) Saturday June 18, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm LA Galaxy vs. Rapids HD
14) Sunday June 26, 2011 5:30pm 6:00pm Rapids at Columbus Crew HD
15) Monday July 4, 2011 8:00pm Houston Dynamo vs. Rapids (D-7/3) HD, ESPN2 Instant Replay
16) Wednesday July 6, 2011 6:00pm 6:30pm Rapids at Sporting Kansas City HD
17) Saturday July 9, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Rapids HD
18) Wednesday July 20, 2011 7:00pm 7:30pm 9:30pm New York Red Bulls vs. Rapids HD
19) Saturday July 23, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm New England Revolution vs. Rapids HD
20) Saturday August 13, 2011 8:00pm 8:30pm Rapids at San Jose Earthquakes HD
21) Saturday August 20, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm Chivas USA vs. Rapids HD
22) Saturday August 27, 2011 6:00pm 6:30pm Rapids at Chicago Fire HD
23) Saturday September 17, 2011 5:00pm 5:30pm Rapids at Toronto FC HD
24) Saturday September 24, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm San Jose Earthquakes vs. Rapids HD
25) Saturday October 1, 2011 6:30pm 7:00pm 9:00pm FC Dallas vs. Rapids HD
26) Saturday October 15, 2011 8:00pm Real Salt Lake vs. Rapids (D-10/14) HD, ESPN2 Instant Replay
27) Saturday October 22, 2011 4:30pm 5:00pm Rapids at Vancouver Whitecaps FC HD, TBD
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