Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club is a professional soccer team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2014, the team is a member of the USL Championship, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid.
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On December 5, 2013, a Colorado Springs-based ownership group was awarded a USL Pro club, with aspirations to begin play in 2015. Following a fan contest, the team’s name, the “Switchbacks,” was revealed on January 31. On March 11, 2014, the team announced the hiring of Steve Trittschuh as their new head coach.
An affiliation arrangement with Major League Soccer’s Denver-based Colorado Rapids Switchbacks FC was announced by the club on October 30th, 2018.
Weidner Field, a new 8,000-seat downtown stadium, is slated to open in 2021. It was reported by the City of Colorado Springs in July of this year that plans for a new football stadium were in motion. Work began on the project on the 7th of December, 2019. There will be a 35 million dollar stadium cost, which will be paid for by local bonds, the team, and a real estate partner. The name “Weidner Field” was officially transferred to the new downtown stadium on October 15, 2020, from the team’s original facility in eastern Colorado Springs.
Switchbacks Training Stadium, originally known as Weidner Field, is a soccer field located next to UCHealth Park (formerly known as Security Service Field). A $3 million stadium makeover began in the summer of 2014 after the club signed a 10-year lease with the City of Colorado Springs. The stadium, at a height of around 6,500 feet above sea level, was the highest primary home stadium for an American professional soccer team in the pyramid. Despite its lower elevation of 6,035 feet, the new Weidner Field will receive this designation.