Major League Soccer announced on Thursday, 25 January 2007 that Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the new home of the Colorado Rapids located just outside downtown Denver, will host the 2007 Sierra MistMLS All-Star Game on 19 July, pitting Scottish club Celtic FC against the best from MLS. MLS announced the news during a press conference at The Pinnacle Club in the Grand Hyatt featuring MLS Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis and Colorado Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush. “We are thrilled to welcome Celtic, one of the world’s most popular teams, for a quality match against the best of MLS at our newest soccer cathedral, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “We look forward to an exciting evening in this tremendous new soccer-specific venue.”
A week before the 2007 All-Star game the ColoradoRapids.com posted a news release on their website stating that less than 1,000 tickets remained for the 2007 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game on 19 July at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Tickets for the All-Star Game went on sale to the public Saturday, 5 May 2007 at 10:00 am MT.