To be hosted at the new Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, the Colorado High School Activities Association is expecting its student-athletes and fans to have an excellent experience at this season’s boys soccer state championship games.
Home to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC of the United Soccer League, Weidner Field is an 8,000-person capacity venue located in downtown Colorado Springs. It will be the site for both the boys and girls championships in Season C and Season D, and CHSAA assistant commissioner Justin Saylor, who administers soccer, believes the atmosphere at this Saturday’s boys state championship games will be a special one.
“It’s a great opportunity to take the event to a world-class facility like Weidner Field,” Saylor said. “The experience for the players, the fans and the coaches will be unmatched in the state of Colorado. We really appreciate the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation for their generosity and their partnership with CHSAA in bringing the state championships to Colorado Springs. We’re expecting this year’s championships to be a great experience for the soccer community in Colorado.”
The Colorado high school boys soccer state championships will be the first official event held at the stadium, so whichever teams advance past Wednesday’s semifinals will have a unique opportunity to be among the first to play on Weidner Field’s new turf. There are currently no mandated restrictions on attendance numbers, and all players, coaches, personnel and fans will be required to comply with local public health guidelines at all times. There will also be a clear bag policy.
"We couldn't be more excited to be hosting the CHSAA boys soccer state championships at our brand new stadium, Weidner Field, home of the Switchbacks FC,” Switchbacks FC vice president James Ragain said. “The championship games will bring a great atmosphere and amazing experience to all soccer fans and sports fans in Colorado."
CHSAA Boys Soccer Championships (Saturday, May 1)
2A – Weidner Field, 9 a.m. – No. 2 Crested Butte vs No. 5 Thomas McLaren School
4A – Weidner Field, 12 p.m. – No. 2 Windsor vs No. 5 Denver North
5A – Weidner Field, 3 p.m. – No. 2 Fairview vs No. 16 Cherry Creek
3A – Weidner Field, 6 p.m. – No. 1 Colorado Academy vs No. 14 Frontier Academy
111 W Cimarron St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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