Hello All, this was posted in the Ill Beats thread, but we wanted to separate it into its own thread to address this issue clearly to all our fans ahead of Monday's game. thanks Rapids Front Office "Hello All the Rapids Front Office wants to chime in on this topic. As has been previously stated, we have been in touch with both CSC, Invesco Field, and Brown and the Ill Beats Crew regarding this situation in order to try and work it out. Obviously the Rapids definitely do encourage tailgating, and the idea of the Raft brining everyone to the games is a fantastic one, we would like to see it continue without a doubt! When it does, however, let's keep the following in mind: 1 - The Rapids are tenants at Invesco Field. We cannot dictate the rules and regulations of the stadium or how the stadium enforces their rules. They are the same for any event, whether it be Rapids games, Broncos games, concerts, or the Pope visiting. 2- all busses must park in Lot A only. This is an agreement that was set up between the stadium and the Rapids long ago, and acutally works in the group's favor, whether it be a school, soccer club, church, etc. We came up with a lower parking rate for buses in Lot A (the stadium wanted to charge more but we fought to keep it down). Anyone parking in other lots besides A must pay for each space they occupy, which most of the time is much more expensive. This policy is also on our respective websites. 3-As a follow up to #1, the Rapids have no room to manuever or petition for leniency on behalf of our fans when they are breaking the law. The incident reports filed by CSC and the Denver Police Dept. stated, among other things: -several kegs were present on the bus. (the only alcohol permitted in the stadium lots must be in the form of cans or bottles). -several of the fans on the bus looked to be very young, and when the police came to check ID's, several of them took off running. (this needs no explanation, the Rapids nor the stadium can condone underage drinking or supplying of alcohol to minors). -There were also reports of beer being sold to other fans, although this wasn't confirmed, this is of course illegal without a liquor license, especially on stadium property. -The urinating in public thing needs no explanation as well. Long story short: the Rapids definitely are on the side of the fans when it comes to tailgating and creating a party atmosphere at our games, both inside and out. However, for as long as we are at Invesco Field, we must respect the rules of the stadium, it's their building after all, not ours. Thanks for all your understanding on this topic, we hope to resolve the situation quickly, like we said negotiations are already underway, and the last thing we want is for our fans to have bad tastes in their mouths from incidents like these, and we will do our best to fix the situation going forward. Thanks and see you tomorrow at the viewing party or on Monday at the stadium, Rapids Front Office"