CU vs. CSU Game

Let us get you to the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Sports Authority Field

With direct bus, rail, and shuttle service from stops across the metro-area, RTD's CU vs. CSU special service is your best play on game day.


The 2016 CU vs. CSU game will take place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Friday, September 2, 2016. Kick off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

View the 2016 bus and rail pick-up schedule

Bus service

Buses depart from many Park-n-Rides and other locations for the game about 2½ hours before kickoff and operate until about one hour before the game starts. Service resumes immediately following the game and will continue until 45 minutes after the game ends.

View the CU vs. CSU service map

Please note: Passengers will not be permitted to leave any personal items in the bus during the game.

Shuttle service

As part of our service for the CU vs. CSU game, the Federal Shuttle service will run every thirty minutes, from 2½ hours before kickoff. The last Federal Shuttle bus leaves Lincoln High School at 5:30 p.m. Service resumes immediately following the game. The last bus leaves 45 minutes after the game ends.

The Federal Shuttle makes stops at Lincoln High School and at bus stops along Federal Boulevard. The Federal Shuttle will drop-off and pick-up at the South Lot at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

View the CU vs. CSU service map

Rail service

The C, E, and W rail lines stop at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station, and the W line stops at Decatur-Federal Station. Fans can also take the D or H lines and transfer to the C or E lines at I-25 and Broadeway, Alameda and 10th & Osage stations, or take the University of Colorado A Line or B Line and transfer to the C, E, or W lines at Union Station. Please note that regular one-way rail fares apply.

View the CU vs. CSU service map

Please note:

Parking at Decatur-Federal Station will not be available to RTD patrons between 1:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on game day. This lot will be a pay lot for the event, and unauthorized vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense.

Locations and Fares

Join the fans taking the most convenient, economical ride to the game. Just hop on at one of our pick-up locations and pay your exact round-trip cash fare. Special Services Coupons are valid forms of payment on this special service.

RTD passes, tickets, and transfers are not accepted.

2016 Fares for CU vs. CSU

round-trip fare*
8th & Coffman $9.00/$4.50
Alameda & Havana $5.20/$2.60
Boulder High School+ $9.00/$4.50
Federal Shuttle $5.20/$2.60
Longmont $9.00/$4.50
Nine Mile Station $9.00/$4.50
Olde Town Arvada $5.20/$2.60
Thornton $5.20/$2.60
US 36 & Broomfield $9.00/$4.50
US 36 & McCaslin $9.00/$4.50
US 36 & Sheridan $5.20/$2.60
US 36 & Table Mesa $9.00/$4.50
Wadsworth & Hampden $5.20/$2.60
Wagon Road $9.00/$4.50
Ward Road $5.20/$2.60

* Discount fares are available for all seniors 65+, individuals with disabilities, Medicare recipients, elementary, middle and high school students ages 6-19. Children 5 years of age or younger ride free with a fare-paying adult. Active duty members of the U.S. military ride for free on all RTD services. Proof of eligibility is required for all passengers using discounted fare products.

+ Parking is not permitted at Boulder High School unless a school attendant is on duty collecting parking fees.

Parking fees may apply. See how to park for details.