This facility brings a flexible entertainment venue to the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Go Switchbacks!
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Perkins & Will
Sporting in Downtown Colorado Springs
The Big Picture
The Switchbacks FC Stadium is a multi-use facility that can accommodate a variety of sporting and entertainment events in downtown Colorado Springs. It features a rectangular field of play and serves as the permanent home of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club (FC) soccer team.
The stadium has 8,000 seats and an artificial turf field for competition and an approximately 145,500-square-foot stadium overall. Olympic-related events, tournaments, and camps will create a synergy between the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, outdoor stadium, indoor arena, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center to set Colorado Springs apart nationally as a destination for amateur sporting events.
Ingenuity in Action
The strategic downtown location allows for high visibility, access to amenities, and special experiences for participants and spectators. One of the more unique features of this build is a 25-foot sculpture located at the entrance of the stadium. This large sculpture was fabricated offsite and delivered in massive sections, requiring street closures throughout the city. Collaboration with the city and manufacturer were key in the success of installing the spectacle. The sphere is made of polished stainless steel and has two 66-foot rings above it. The mirror finish required more than 6,000 hours of hand polishing. This one-of-a-kind piece of work is lit up by custom LED lighting, bringing more life to this corner of Downtown Colorado Springs.