";s:4:"text";s:9333:" Even as City Council members approved a stadium land-use plan, some questioned whether the venue will create parking and traffic woes downtown. Success! “This is a momentous occasion here,” said Jeff Greene, chief of staff for Suthers, whose administration pushed the stadium proposed by Suthers’ predecessor Steve Bach. Please plan to attend to learn more about the Downtown Stadium and provide feedback.Wed., July 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m. (presentation at 6 p.m.) | Centennial Hall auditorium, downtown Colorado Springs, 200 S. Cascade Ave.(For special ADA accommodations to participate, please call 719/488-5908 at least 48 hours in advance)For more information: DowntownStadiumC4C@gmail.com But first the city must deal with the Martin Drake Power Plant. Sign-up for our Free Colorado newsletter. The council’s approval completes a remarkable turnaround for the project. 10,000-seat stadium would be built next the Antlers Hotel. Weidner has 18 projects in the Springs, according to its website; company founder and chairman Dean Weidner grew up in the city. The possibility of a sports stadium in downtown Colorado Springs has been discussed for years and a new proposal has reignited the topic. City Council approves $35 million, 8,000 seat stadium in downtown Colorado Springs, By Rich Laden; The Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado’s small airport is easier to navigate during the holiday season, Hikers trapped as new wildfire sparks near Ice Lakes trailhead, Navajo State Park completes $139,000 repair project, [WATCH] Fierce winds blast Colorado firefighters amid apocalyptic landscape, Woman missing for 2 weeks found safe in Zion National Park, Woman faces big fines after illegal pet deer gores neighbor. The outdoor, rectangular-shaped stadium, to be built on about 5 acres southwest of Cimarron and Sahwatch streets in downtown, will be home to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks minor league soccer team that now plays in a smaller, northeast side venue. The other components are the U.S. Olympic Museum now under construction, the Air Force Academy visitors center and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sports medicine center. The El Paso County Parking Garage behind Centennial Hall may still be closed for repairs on this date.
(For special ADA accommodations to participate, please call 719/488-5908 at least 48 hours in advance), For more information: DowntownStadiumC4C@gmail.com. Earlier Tuesday, the state Economic Development Commission approved agreements designed to ensure business plans spelling out the operation of the stadium and arena will be followed by the Switchback/Weidner group and Colorado College — another key step for the venues. This meeting is led by the City of Colorado Springs. While the stadium will draw out-of-town teams, their athletes, employees and fans, it also will attract area residents who will want to attend sports and community events, supporters say. The NCAA’s Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships already are booked for the stadium in 2021. The council’s vote clears the way for a Dec. 7 stadium groundbreaking and an opening targeted for March 2021. Providing a public right-of-way for stadium use effectively gives taxpayer support to the project, which members of the public have opposed, Knight said. This is a public notice that two or more City Council Members may be in attendance at this event. But that will only accommodate a packed stadium, Councilman Bill Murray said. When people say “don’t worry,” Murray said, “I worry.”. News, travel inspiration, podcasts, & more. The new stadium design was presented to the Colorado Springs city council earlier this week. It will seat 8,000 for about two dozen Switchbacks soccer games annually, but also will play host to dozens of amateur, college and Olympic sports, concerts, graduations and other community events, backers say. For concerts and other events, the stadium could hold upward of 15,000 people.
Councilman Don Knight, meanwhile, objected to turning over a portion of Sahwatch Street to the stadium to accommodate its larger footprint. There was an error processing your request. You can learn more about the proposed stadium on SwitchbacksFC.com. “What it means is we have a long-term professional soccer team in Colorado Springs.”.