Colorado Sports and
Southwest Downtown Colorado Springs
City for Champions has worked with the leadership of the United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, local National Governing Bodies including USA Wrestling, USA Swimming, USA Volleyball, USA Cycling, other sporting teams and organizations to enhance the facility offerings of the Downtown Stadium and Event Center to become the Colorado Sports and Event Center. In addition to the 10,000 seat outdoor venue, the 140,000 SF indoor facility will accommodate six basketball court, 3,000 spectators and include a grand entry foyer with direct access to Champions Plaza, concessions, restrooms, locker rooms, training and recovery rooms, press and media rooms, and storage. Many types of sport events will include Olympic Time Trials, Qualifiers, Playoffs and World Championship events. These regional and national events draw thousands of athletes and spectators from around the country and will occur with regularity. With a world-class Colorado Sports and Event Center co-located with the United States Olympic Museum, these national events and others would occur at the epicenter of the U.S. Olympic Movement, right in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.
El Paso County has agreed to become a financial partner in making the Colorado Sports and Event Center a reality by pledging a portion of its local increase in tax revenues specifically from the RTA.
Similarly, the City of Colorado Springs is pledging a portion of its increase in local City Sales Tax Revenue as a source of funding for the public portion of funding