Voting unanimously on Nov. 12, Colorado Springs City Council gave the nod to technical approvals that clear the way for construction of an 8,000-seat stadium on 4.9 acres southwest of Cimarron and Sahwatch streets.
The approval comes nearly six years after the state Economic Development Commission in December 2013 granted $120.5 million in state sales tax rebates to fund the City for Champions initiative, of which the stadium is a part.
The stadium, to be bordered on the south by a pedestrian plaza and apartments, will be called Weidner Stadium after Weidner Apartments, a significant contributor to the project. The stadium can accommodate 15,000 attendees for concerts, and will be the home field for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks soccer club. Advocates hope to see the stadium open for the 2021 season.