Colorado Springs Announces Plans, Partners for Colorado Sports and Event Center
The City of Colorado Springs today announced plans to move forward with the fourth City for Champions project; the Colorado Sports and Event Center. Comprised of two separate facilities, these will be state-of-the-art, multi-purpose venues designed to host professional, Olympic and amateur sporting events as well as entertainment and cultural events. The outdoor downtown stadium will become the permanent home of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, while the indoor event center will serve as the new home of the Colorado College ice hockey team.
CITY FOR CHAMPIONS:
On July 8, 2013, the City of Colorado Springs began its pursuit of supplemental funding with the Regional Tourism Act of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The Regional Tourism Act promotes diversification of the state’s economic base by providing a financing mechanism for attracting, constructing and operating large-scale regional tourism projects, which include tourism or entertainment facilities that will attract significant investment and revenue from outside the state. The application, appropriately named “City for Champions,” highlights four unique and extraordinary venues that will strengthen and diversify the economic impact of our regional and state visitor attractions:
- The United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame – located in downtown Colorado Springs.
- Colorado Sports and Event Center – Weidner Stadium to be located just south of the United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame; Robson Arena to be located on the campus of Colorado College.
- USAFA Gateway Visitor Center – situated near the Academy’s North Gate and will increase the visibility and accessibility for the local community and tourists to the Academy.
- William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center – located on the University of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs campus.
top tips to elevate your match
We’ve got the ultimate playbook for planning your high-altitude event in Colorado Springs- Olympic City USA.
ARRIVE EARLY - Coming a few days before getting on the ﬁeld allows some time to acclimate and understand your physical limits at a higher altitude.
STAY HYDRATED - Drinking water is even more important at higher elevations. Make sure to have lots of H2O available for everyone during practice, downtime and competition.
DRESS IN LAYERS - High altitude destinations offer great year-round weather, but temps can change quickly. Having layers to accommodate varying conditions means you’re ready for anything!
PEAK THEIR INTEREST - The Pikes Peak region showcases some of the most beautiful natural venues to host a match. Promote the view to increase interest and attendance for your event
RAISE YOUR REDS - Training at a higher altitude than you’re used to stimulates the production of red blood cells, which can result in a performance boost.
INVEST IN SPF - When the air is rare, it’s easier to burn. Make sure to slather on that sunscreen. SPF 40+ should do the trick.
MOISTURIZE - Arid climates can often mean dry, cracked hands, skin and lips. Pack that travel lip balm and lotion. You’ll be glad you did.
FIND YOUR EDGE - Balls fly farther at higher altitudes. Whether a field goal, homer or club swing, it may provide a little extra edge. Be prepared for a few personal records!
Colorado Springs CVB Sports awards:
- SportsEvents - Readers' Choice Awards Winner 2014, 2015, 2016
- SportsEvents - Readers' Choice Award - "50+ Planners and Places to Watch"