The City of Commerce City is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. Commerce City is a northern suburb of Denver and now the 20th most populous municipality in the State of Colorado. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Commerce City was 34,189 in 2005, a population increase of 62.87% in the five years since United States Census 2000. As of 2008-07-01 Commerce City has a population of 42,473.
The Colorado Rapids are a professional American soccer club based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado that participates in Major League Soccer. The club was founded in 1995. The team colors are burgundy, sky blue, and gray. They played their home matches at Mile High Stadium from 1996–2001 and moved into Invesco Field at Mile High in 2002. They moved to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for the 2007 season.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is a soccer-specific stadium located in Commerce City, Colorado, home to the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. The stadium can seat up to 18,086 people, but may accommodate up to 26,000 for certain events and is built on over 360 acres (1.5 km²) of land. Also included at the venue are youth soccer fields (24 fully-lit professional fields, two of which are year-round artificial grass fields), retail development, and a new Commerce City civic center.
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal was a United States chemical weapons manufacturing center located in the Denver Metropolitan Area in Commerce City, Colorado. The site was operated by the United States Army throughout the later 20th century and was controversial among local residents until its closure in 1992.
The Colorado Foxes were a professional soccer team, based in Commerce City, Colorado, that played in the APSL between 1990 and 1997. The Foxes won two APSL titles, in 1992 and 1993. When Major League Soccer started and the Colorado Rapids became the region's premier team, the Foxes tried to stay afloat for two years, before relocating, becoming the San Diego Flash.
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a United States National Wildlife Refuge located adjacent to Commerce City, Colorado, approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of downtown Denver. The facility is on the grounds of the former Rocky Mountain Arsenal (a United States Army chemical weapons manufacturing facility) and more than 330 species of wildlife inhabit the Arsenal including deer, coyotes, white pelicans and owls.
The Denver Rock Island Railroad, formerly known as the Denver Terminal Railroad, is a Class III terminal railroad in Commerce City, Colorado. The DRIR works around Denver's stock yards and many industries in that area. The DRIR has two SW1500 locomotives, two NW2 locomotives, and one SW1 locomotive. The railroad is currently painting their engines into a uniform look in silver and blue; number 417 was the first completed engine.
KLTT is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format to the Denver, Colorado, and Colorado Springs USA areas. The station is currently owned Crawford Broadcasting Company and is licenced to Colorado subsidiary KLZ Radio, Inc. With its 50,000 watt daytime signal, KLTT broadcasts can be received throughout most of the state. This powerful daytime signal reaches into southeastern Wyoming, northeastern New Mexico, and into the western portions of Nebraska and Kansas.
The 2007 Sierra Mist Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the 12 consecutive MLS All-Star Game. The 2007 MLS All-Star Game took place on 19 July 2007 between the 2007 MLS All-Stars and Celtic FC. Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the new home stadium of the Colorado Rapids in Commerce City, CO, hosted the 2007 Sierra Mist All-Star Game. This was the first time that Dick's Sporting Goods Park hosted the MLS All-Star game.
The Mile High Music Festival is an annual two-day concert held in Commerce City, Colorado, first done on July 19 and 20, 2008. The festival was sponsored by flash memory company Sandisk and featured John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Black Crowes and Spoon as headliners. The concert was originally scheduled to be held at City Park in Denver (near the Denver Zoo), but changed because of opposition from zoo officials.