Designs to host supporters at upcoming Colorado Rapids matches at Dick’s Sporting Merchandise Park have been scuttled after the team a short while ago professional a COVID-19 outbreak, the club declared Monday afternoon.
The staff prepared to have as numerous as 1,165 supporters (6% capability) show up at matches Wednesday and Saturday nights at its Commerce Town stadium. But soon after 14 people within the Rapids business (four gamers, 10 team associates) tested optimistic for the virus through the past two weeks, those ideas had been place on maintain “out of an abundance of warning.”
MLS postponed Colorado’s previous two matches in opposition to Sporting Kansas City (Sept. 27) and the Portland Timbers (Oct. 3) owing to the outbreak. The workforce will return to its dwelling discipline 7 p.m. Wednesday towards LAFC, adopted by yet another match at Dick’s Sporting Products Park 5 p.m. Saturday vs. the L.A. Galaxy — just not with lovers in the stadium.
“The wellness and basic safety of our players, personnel and supporters has constantly been our key priority as we navigate this one of a kind season,” Rapids executive Pádraig Smith said in information launch. “While our plan to host lovers at Dick’s Sporting Products Park stays permitted by state officials, we want to guarantee we are taking each and every precaution probable to develop the most secure surroundings on match times. As psyched as we are to see our supporters cheering the staff on in person, we felt this was most effective system of motion at this time.”
These who ordered tickets for the two home matches will be contacted by the club’s ticketing staff members with refund information.