SportsEvents Magazine

JAN 2017

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Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA... & much more ports planners searching for a city with premier facilities to host a top-notch event can end their pursuit right now. The second-largest city in Colorado has some of the best athletic facilities in the world, plus first-rate natural attractions. Colorado Springs, home to approximately 60 national and international sports organizations including 20+ Olympic NGBs, the United States Olympic Committee and Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, is the place to be. Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA, but this town offers much more than Olympic training sites. Colorado Springs boasts some of the finest complexes for holding sports events including golf, cycling and figure skating. The Broadmoor World Arena and Ice Hall is home to the Colorado College Tigers and The Broadmoor Skating Club. The Sertich Ice Center is ideal for youth hockey tournaments. The covered U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome is the official training site for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic track cycling and USA Cycling and hosts one of USA Roller Sports' major championships each year. Baseball, softball and soccer event directors will appreciate the flexibility of the El Pomar Youth Sports Park, which features 8 baseball diamonds, 8 multi-purpose fields and one championship-sized lighted turf field. The Pikes Peak region also provides planners with amazing natural venues like Garden of the Gods Park, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and an abundance of trails and open spaces that are perfect for run- ning and cycling events. Colorado Springs brings a lot to the table when it comes to sports facilities, and the sports sales team at the Colorado Springs CVB will minimize your challenges and maximize your success. When the buzzer sounds and the game ends, players, coaches and fans need something to do. In Colorado Springs, the off-the-court victories are guaranteed. The city is home to Pikes Peak , the most- visited mountain in North America and the second-most-visited in the world. Boasting stunning views from 14,115 feet up, the summit is accessible by The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway or the Pikes Peak Highway. Hand-feed giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or cross North America's highest suspension bridge. Taste the natural waters of the Manitou mineral springs and explore ancient ruins of American Indians. Raft the waters of the Arkansas River and repel off rock formations. The region's 55+ things to see and do offer a great experience for nature- and sports-lovers alike. Centrally located, Colorado Springs is easy to get to whether by car or air. Colo- rado Springs Municipal Airport is six miles southeast of Colorado Springs. It is the second-busiest airport in the state. There are many properties to accommodate teams and groups. Flags like Marriott, Hilton and Wynd- ham are abundant along with truly Colorado choices like the Garden of the Gods Collection and Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year and great venues, there are numer- ous reasons to choose Colorado Springs to host your event. The beauty of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain can be seen from nearly every venue Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, is home to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (719) 685-7642 Get To Know Cheryl McCullough "Colorado Springs is the proud home of the USOC, Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and approxi- mately 60 national & international sports organizations, including over 24 NGBs. A destination that values sport- ing activities, Colorado Springs is convenient, economical and offers the venues and expertise to host your next competition or sports conference." "Triple Crown Sports is a grassroots, family- owned company, that operates youth and collegiate sporting events around the country. We have been able to partner with the City of Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs CVB for more than 17 years. Prior to a couple of years ago, we did run into a few challenges pertaining to inconsistent field conditions. Cheryl McCullough became our advocate when communicating to the City on these challenges and has always been able to help create new relationships and opportunities to enhance our events. The City of Colorado Springs has worked hard to improve field conditions, as well as offer world-class lodging to families that travel with the teams. —Jason McCoy, Colorado Baseball Director Triple Crown Sports '' "The Colorado Springs CVB has been so warm and welcoming from day one! For the past sev- eral 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.." —Suzanne Keller, Events Director Adrenaline Lacrosse '' See if this Rocky Mountain City is a match for your match at S Sponsored Content

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