Weidner Field is a flagship multiuse facility for Colorado Springs, with the stadium accommodating a variety of sporting and entertainment events. As part of the CityGate property adjacent to the new Olympic Museum, the downtown site was a strategic choice for the stadium’s development. The site offers high visibility, nearby restaurants, museums, parks and residences that have revitalized the city’s core, creating a special experience for participants and spectators.
Funded partially by a State of Colorado economic development grant, the stadium has had an immediate influence on redevelopment of this once-declining, industrial neighborhood. A strong funding partnership with Weidner Homes and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club allowed the project to fulfill the original vision of the City for Champions initiative. The stadium’s 8,000-seat capacity is expandable to 15,000 for concerts and other special events. It is the home field for the Switchbacks, a USL Championship League franchise.
The signature northeast entry features a dynamic, 164,000-pound stainless steel sculpture titled “The Epicenter,” which was designed by the architect’s in-house design director. The design for “The Epicenter” started as a fun sketch but was brought to fruition after other members saw it and loved it. The sculpture represents the city’s commitment to its status as the City for Champions, creating an interesting visual dialog between the stadium and the stainless steel-clad Olympic Museum.
Additional amenities include a Sky Club that accommodates banquet parties of up to 240, a restaurant concept, and an on-site sports medicine clinic and training facility.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
Locker/Shower - Lockers
Advance Contracting LLC.
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Scoreboards
Locker/Shower - Flooring
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting
Encore Electric, Blazer Electric Supply
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Bleachers/Grandstands
Irwin Seating Company
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Soccer Goals
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Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces