Weidner Field – Switchbacks Stadium
City for Champions Venue
Location: Downtown Colorado Springs
Client: Perkins + Will
N.E.S., partnering with Perkins + Will, were tasked to bring to life one of the four unique City for Champions venues for a downtown Sports Event Center that would host the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC professional soccer team. The downtown stadium is a mixed-use venue that promotes the City of Colorado Springs’ visions and goals for Olympic City USA and supports the growing momentum of a strong and vibrant tourism industry in Colorado Springs. N.E.S. worked with the development team early in the process to provide critical Public Engagement for the proposed sports venue that was within the City’s Downtown Form Based Central Zone district. N.E.S provided entitlement services that included site planning and landscape architectural services for the proposed sports venue. These services included streetscape amenity zone designs and collaboration with the Architect of record for a unique development venue that provided vibrancy to downtown Colorado Springs that would also serve as a catalyst for future public and private investment in downtown Colorado Springs. Design services focused on an enhanced pedestrian experience for the multi-use venue and an overall iconic experience for downtown Colorado Springs.