Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA and More

The second-largest city in Colorado has some of the top athletic facilities in the world, plus stunning natural event venues.

Colorado Springs is able to host many types of sporting events including gymnastics.

Sports planners searching for a city with premier facilities to host a world-class event can end their pursuit by selecting beautiful Colorado Springs. Olympic City USA is home to approximately 60 national and international sports organizations including 20+ Olympic NGBs, the United States Olympic Committee and Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. The destination is also the future home of the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame as well as a 10,000-seat outdoor multi-use stadium and 3,000-seat indoor the Edward J. Robson Ice Arena in 2020. The region is home to a variety of the finest event complexes for baseball, soccer, hockey, golf, cycling, figure skating and more.

Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region provides planners with amazing natural venues including Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain and an abundance of trails that are perfect for beginner to extreme running and cycling events. The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will assist from beginning to end, maximizing your success long after the sound of the buzzer.

Notable Recent/Upcoming Events

  • 2018 U.S. Senior Open (June 25-July 1, 2018)
  • 2018 Warrior Games (June 1-9, 2018)
  • 2018 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (June 24, 2018)
  • 2018 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon (August 18-19, 2018)
  • 2018 Mavic Haute Route Rockies – Stage 7 (June 29, 2018)

CVB/Sports Commissions Services Offered

  • Volunteer Staff
  • PR/Media Assistance
  • Signage
  • Site Visits
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Mobile Apps
  • Lodging Services
  • Grant Programs
  • Welcome Bags/Gifts
  • Itinerary Development
  • Event Planning Assistance

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The Broadmoor World Arena and World Arena Ice Hall

The Broadmoor World Arena and World Arena Ice Hall

The Broadmoor World Arena is the premier entertainment and sports venue in the Pikes Peak region. This multi-purpose facility can seat 7,500 for hockey, other ice competitions and competitive sporting events and approximately 8,500 for concerts and various entertainment shows. The Broadmoor World Arena is home to Colorado College Tigers Hockey, the Broadmoor Skating Club, and high-profile events including Cirque Du Soleil, Disney on Ice and the Professional Bull Riders.

The World Arena Ice Hall is an official Olympic Training Site and is home to dozens of world-class figure skaters and coaches, The Broadmoor Curling Club and numerous youth, high school and adult hockey leagues and tournaments. With two sheets of ice – one NHL and one Olympic, four jump harnesses, video analysis and a ballet studio, the World Arena Ice Hall is one of the finest training facilities in the world. The Ice Hall can be rented separately or in conjunction with the Arena.

Sports: Hockey, figure skating, concerts

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center

Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center

The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center is one of three official Olympic training complexes in the nation. This 35-acre complex offers sport venues and support facilities for fencing, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, shooting, swimming, taekwondo, weightlifting and wrestling. The facility also includes a state-of-the-art sports medicine and sport science center, and an athlete center featuring a dining hall and multiple residence halls. The Olympic Training Center can provide housing, dining, training facilities, recreational facilities and other services for more than 500 athletes and coaches at one time on the complex. The OTC visitor center was recently reimagined to create an interactive and inspirational experience.

Sports: Swimming, shooting, gymnastics, judo, weightlifting, wrestling

El Pomar Youth Sports Complex

El Pomar Youth Sports Complex

This venue hosts some of the most competitive soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball tournaments in the United States, including those presented by Triple Crown Sports, US Lacrosse, Colorado Rush Soccer and Adrenaline Lacrosse. El Pomar offers a unique sense of flexibility, with nine baseball/softball fields, eight natural grass soccer/lacrosse fields, a championship-sized artificial lighted turf field, an in-line hockey rink, onsite staff and a full concessions area.

Sports:  Baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, inline hockey

Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Memorial Park is Colorado Springs largest community park and offers a wide range of sports facilities to accommodate a number of sports and recreational activities. Memorial park offers three lit baseball diamonds, the capacity to accommodate 15 soccer/football fields, 12 tennis courts, six sand volleyball courts, a criterium track, two 5K trails, and an aquatics center. Prospect Lake, in the heart of Memorial Park, was the site for the Pro Wakeboard Tour. The U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome, Sertich Ice Center and the Memorial Skate Park are located in Memorial Park.

Sports: Baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, cycling, football, skateboarding, dog agility

Memorial Skate Park

Skate Park Credit Travis Reid

Memorial Park Skate Park Photo Credit: Travis Reid

This premier 40,000 sq. ft. skate facility park located in Memorial Park was designed and constructed by professional skate park design firm Team Pain based out of Winter Springs, FL. The park features a backyard-style pool, bowls, a “hole-in-the-wall” feature, a street course, a 6 and 14’ vertical ramps, lights and a picnic pavilion.

Sports: Skateboarding, BMX

Norris Penrose Event Center

Norris Penrose Event Center

The Norris Penrose Event Center is ideal for hosting a variety of events and is the home of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. This 71-acre premier equestrian center includes a 5,700-covered seat stadium, indoor arena, seven outdoor arenas, 350 horse show stalls, food concessions and catering facilities, 20 plus acres of parking and over 70 RV hook-ups sites. On site is a 6,000-sq. ft. banquet facility overlooking the rodeo arena and features a 1,800 sq. ft. balcony. The Norris Penrose Event Center has been the host for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s Cross-Country State Championships five years in a row.

Sports: Rodeo, equestrian, motocross, BMX, dog agility

Pikes Peak International Raceway

Pikes Peak International Raceway

Pikes Peak International Raceway is a destination participatory motorsports and entertainment venue located in the Pikes Peak region 20 minutes south of Colorado Springs. PPIR is a regional hub for all things automotive and the place to push the envelope on motorsports expectations. PPIR facilitates fun for everyone 365 days a year, with a schedule packed with participatory driving events, all which allow drivers of all skill levels to get on track and fuel the need for speed. The motorsport complex includes; a banked one-mile oval, 1.3-mile interior road course, 12-acre paved drifting and autocross lot, 1/4-mile flat oval, 1/8-mile pit lane drag strip, as well as a variety of classrooms, banquet halls, and conference and multifunctional spaces.

Sports: Motorsports (spectator and participatory), motocross, BMX, obstacle and endurance races, mud runs

Skyview Sports Complex

Sky View Adult Softball Complex

Sky View Adult Softball Complex spans 41 acres and contains six adult lighted turf fields and two wheelchair-accessible fields. This complex offers restaurant and lounge, a playground for children and a maintenance building with restrooms.

Sports: Softball, baseball

Things to do in Colorado Springs

When the game ends, players, coaches and fans need something to do. In Colorado Springs, off-the-court victories are guaranteed. The city is home to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, the second-most-visited mountain in the world. Boasting stunning views from 14,115 feet, the summit is accessible by Pikes Peak Highway and Barr Trail. Garden of the Gods Park is a can’t-miss. Marvel at the towering red rock formations in this free city park rated #1 by TripAdvisor users.

Take a walk on the wild side at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s only mountain zoo. Walk on a suspension bridge nearly 1,000 feet over the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park or zip across the gorge on the Cloud Scraper zip line. See how Olympic dreams are born with a tour of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and hike the trails of North Cheyenne Cañon. With more than 55 things to see and do, Colorado Springs offers a great experience for nature and sports lovers alike.

Planner Perspective

Colorado Springs is a great place to host events and the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau professional and personal staff are awesome to work such as assisting us in promoting and planning our sporting events and quickly and efficiently generating competitive hotel proposals to help us locate appropriate sports venues.

U.S. Association of Blind Athletes: Mark Lucas (Executive Director)

The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has been so warm and welcoming from day one! For the past several years, we have run back to back weekend events in Colorado Springs and enjoyed every moment of our time there. Based in San Diego, it’s not easy to pull together large-scale events thousands of miles from home – especially two in a row, but the entire team in Colorado Springs has always made it so easy for us. We host events all over the country, but the support, friendship and dedication we get from Colorado Springs keeps us coming back.

Adrenaline Lacrosse: Suzanne Keller (Events Director)

How to Get to Colorado Springs

By Car: Interstate 25 runs through both Colorado Springs and Denver. US 24 runs across the central mountains and through the city. In addition, State Highway 21 is a major east-west from Cheyenne County to eastern Colorado Springs.

By Air: Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is six miles southeast of Colorado Springs. It is the second-busiest airport in the state. Colorado Springs is only 70 miles south of the Denver International Airport.

Contact Information

Company Name: Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sports Sales Manager: Cheryl McCullough, CSEE

Title: Director of Sports and Special Events

Telephone: 719-685-7642

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Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA and More
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