"People in the community kept asking us to put on a family event," says Patricia Rodriguez, Gallegos's partner at D Sound. "This event just seemed perfect."
The company teamed up with the Colorado Rapids to help sponsor FutboLucha 2008, a day of soccer and wrestling featuring twelve of the wrestlers from the original Mexican show including the revered El Hijo. FutboLucha goes down at 10 a.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way in Commerce City; $30 gets you into the day-long affair, which also features live music, vendors and free masks for the kiddies.
"It's turned into a real festival," Rodriguez says, pointing out that this is the only American stop for the wrestlers before they continue on to China, Japan, England and Spain. El Santo would be proud.
The Rapids do battle with D.C. United at 1 p.m., and the lucha gets under way at 4:30. Tickets are available at the box office, 1-800-461-6556 or www.dsounduneed.com.
Sun., May 4, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 2008