Colorado Rapids scrap plans to host fans at approaching house matches just after COVID-19 outbreak
Ideas to host enthusiasts at upcoming Colorado Rapids matches at Dick’s Sporting Products Park have been scuttled right after the group recently expert a COVID-19 outbreak, the club introduced Monday afternoon.
The staff planned to have as lots of as 1,165 enthusiasts (6% capacity) attend matches Wednesday and Saturday evenings at its Commerce Metropolis stadium. But just after 14 folks in just the Rapids corporation (four gamers, 10 team customers) analyzed favourable for the virus through the final two months, people designs have been place on keep “out of an abundance of caution.”
MLS postponed Colorado’s past two matches versus Sporting Kansas Town (Sept. 27) and the Portland Timbers (Oct. 3) thanks to the outbreak. The group will return to its dwelling field 7 p.m. Wednesday in opposition to LAFC, followed by a further match at Dick’s Sporting Items Park 5 p.m. Saturday vs. the L.A. Galaxy — just not with supporters in the stadium.
“The well being and basic safety of our players, employees and supporters has often been our main precedence as we navigate this exceptional season,” Rapids government Pádraig Smith stated in news launch. “While our plan to host admirers at Dick’s Sporting Items Park remains permitted by state officials, we want to make certain we are having every single precaution doable to generate the safest natural environment on sport days. As thrilled as we are to see our supporters cheering the workforce on in human being, we felt this was best program of action at this time.”
Those people who purchased tickets for the two property matches will be contacted by the club’s ticketing team with refund information and facts.