Downtown Stadium | City for Champions | Colorado Springs, CO

Switchbacks Stadium | Weidner Field

The development group is working with some of the best in the business to bring you a touchless experience and a venue that can be utilized beyond game days.


As part of the City for Champions (C4C) Initiative, two downtown multi-purpose sports venues (together named the Colorado Sports and Events Center) are being planned and designed to host professional, Olympic and amateur sporting events as well as entertainment and cultural events. The two venues are in close proximity to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The Downtown Stadium, home of the Switchbacks Football Club, is the outdoor venue, and the Edward J. Robson Arena at Colorado College, home of CC Tiger hockey, is the indoor venue. Both will include technological features coveted by competitive athletes, further solidifying the City’s brand of Olympic City USA and providing unique venues to host the growing momentum of a strong and vibrant tourism industry.

Weidner Field, opening in early spring 2021, is the highest elevated professional sports stadium in the U.S. and the permanent home of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, a member of the USL Championship soccer league. With 8,000 spectator seats for sporting events (expandable up to 15,000), 117,000 sq.-ft. of event space and a 98,000 sq.-ft. playing field, Weidner will host Olympic/Paralympic-related events, tournaments, competitions, concerts and camps. Stadium amenities include synthetic turf, best-in-class lighting and data, high-def digital video production and a distributed sound system. The entrance to the stadium will be graced by a $5 million modern art sculpture that will let visitors know they have arrived someplace special.

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Groundbreaking: December 7, 2019
Scheduled Opening: Spring 2021
Venue Details:

  • Outdoor stadium
  • 8,000 permanent seats
  • 117,000 sq.-ft. of event space
  • Expandable seating to 15,000 for concerts and special events
  • Home of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club
  • 98,000 square-foot playing field
  • 3-story multi-function West Building Complex
  • Elevated concourse surrounding the playing field
  • 240-seat, multi-use meeting/banquet room
  • 4,000 square-foot restaurant concept
  • Sports performance and training facilities

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