MLS commissioner Don Garber said the decision to hold to game in Colorado was in the end an easy one as Kroenke Sports Enterprises had the best bid.
“KSE, the Rapids worked with Visit Denver and they put together a great bid,” he said.
“Most importantly we want to know that we have the support of our club and the community in ways that will ensure that not just the game, but so many events that will take place here downtown
and out in Commerce City will make this not just a game, but a broad event.”
In addition, the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, featuring the best homegrown players from across the league, will return for the second year.
TRIVIA. The Rapids will host the All-Star Game for the second time as the MLS All-Stars defeated Scottish power Celtic, 2-0, in front of a capacity
crowd at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2007, the stadium’s inaugural season.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will become only the second soccer-specific stadium to host the event twice. Columbus Crew Stadium has hosted the game in 2000 and 2005.
MLS ALL-STAR GAMES
1996: East 3, West 2 (East Rutherford, N.J.)
1997: East 5, West 4 (East Rutherford, N.J.)
1998: MLS USA 6, MLS World 1 (Orlando, Fla.)
1999: West 6, East 4 (San Diego, Calif.)
2000: East 9, West 4 (Columbus, Ohio)
2001: East 6, West 6 (San Jose, Calif.)
2002: MLS 3, U.S. National Team 2 (Washington, D.C.)
2003: MLS 3, Guadalajara 1 (Carson, Calif.)
2004: East 3, West 2 (Washington, D.C.)
2005: MLS 4, Fulham 1 (Columbus, Ohio)
2006: MLS 1, Chelsea 0 (Bridgeview, Ill.)
2007: MLS 2, Celtic 0 (Commerce City, Colo.)
2008: MLS 3, West Ham United 2 (Toronto, Ont.)
2009: MLS 1, Everton 1 (Everton 4-3 pen) (Sandy, Utah)
2010: Manchester United 5, MLS 2 (Houston, Texas)
2011: Manchester United 4, MLS 0 (Harrison, N.J.)
2012: MLS 3, Chelsea 2 (Chester, Pa.)
2013: Roma 3, MLS 1 (Kansas City, Kan.)
2014: MLS 2, Bayern Munich 1 (Portland, Ore.)
2015: MLS vs. TBD (Denver, Colo.)