City for Champions builds upon Colorado Springs’ history as a health destination, a training ground for service men and women, and a sports and fitness hub by advancing a collection of new attractions unique in Colorado—and in some cases, the country. These venues will attract new out-of-state visitors, extend visitor trips, and improve quality of life for residents of the Pikes Peak region and the state. Together, the four City for Champions anchor projects combine synergistically in ways that will add dimension, energy and economy to the Pikes Peak Region.
Four unique and extraordinary venues will attract new out-of-state visitors, extend visitor trips, and improve quality of life for residents of the Pikes Peak region and the state.
Increase in Visitors
More than 1 million new visitors to the Colorado Springs area each year that will boost the state and local economy
New Retail Sales
Nearly $7 billion in net new retail sales over the next 30 years
Local Sales Tax Revenue
More than $300 million in new sales tax in the next 30 to the City of Colorado Springs, PPRTA and
El Paso County
More than 700 new permanent jobs and 300 new construction jobs
These attractions will draw new out-of-state visitors, extend visitor trips,
and enhance the quality of life for residents, all while dramatically increasing the economic vitality of the
Colorado Springs community and the great State of Colorado.
Mayor Steve Bach
This is an exciting time for Colorado Springs. Communities go through cycles, and we’re beginning a new one. You can count on the trustees of the El Pomar Foundation as the city moves forward with these plans.
Bill Hybl - El Pomar
I am excited that UCCS is a part of this vision. I’m so excited about what ‘City for Champions’ will do for our city.
Pam Shockley-Zalabak - UCCS Chancellor
This is a tremendous opportunity to boost Colorado tourism simply by capitalizing on things that already make us a prime destination for visitors. With Pikes Peak, the Air Force Academy and the United States Olympic committee all here, this is an opening to invest state tourism dollars in facilities that will increase tourism and provide an economic benefit for the entire state.
Dennis Hisey - Chair of the El Paso County Board of Commissioners