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Colorado Rapids to Host Arsenal for Friendly Match, Presented by Western Union, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

March 28, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Colorado Rapids News Release

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Colorado Rapids Soccer Club will face European giants Arsenal in a friendly match presented by Western Union on Monday, July 15, at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park, where kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. MT.

"We are excited to be hosting one of Europe's most iconic teams in Arsenal," said Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager Pádraig Smith. "They are one of the top clubs in the world and we're looking forward to testing ourselves against them on the field and providing sports fans in Colorado with the opportunity to be part of this outstanding matchup."

The Gunners commence their preseason preparations at DICK'S Sporting Good Park as the first of four matches to be played in the US and the only match against an MLS side. The friendly marks the first time Arsenal will play in the state of Colorado.

"The match against Colorado Rapids in Commerce City is a great way to kick off our summer tour to the United States. We of course have very close links to the Rapids through our mutual ownership and we are looking forward to playing each other in a match which will provide both teams with a competitive challenge, in front of many American Arsenal supporters," said Arsenal Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham.

Colorado Rapids full season ticket members have priority access to purchase their seat locations for this event starting Thursday, March 28. General public may purchase tickets at starting Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. MT. For more information on tickets, including how to sign up for a pre-sale access list, please visit

Friendly match against Arsenal

Date: Monday, July 15

Time: 7:00 p.m. (MT)

Location: DICK'S Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

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