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Sports in Colorado Springs: football, hockey, baseball and much more

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The Colorado Springs Switchbacks bring soccer close to home. - COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS
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  • The Colorado Springs Switchbacks bring soccer close to home.
The Colorado Springs sport scene is always growing, with a variety of teams to keep you cheering all year long. If you’re looking for new ways to liven up your weekends or enjoy a game while dual wielding a hot dog and beer, it’s time to get to know our local sport treasures.

Air Force Football

Falcon Stadium, 2169 Field House Drive
The Air Force Falcons bring the excitement of college football to Colorado Springs — and an added layer of friendly military competition whenever the Army or Navy is in town. Air Force Falcons match-ups include games against the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Colorado State University and more. Insider Tip: The Falcons take tailgating nearly as seriously as football, with 130 spots you can reserve for pre-game carousing, ranging in price from $25 to $50 per game, depending on space size.

Colorado College Tiger Hockey


Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.
Frequent home games and an enormous home rink at the World Arena have made the CC Tigers a local favorite for hockey fans. If you enjoy a game with a healthy dose of rivalry, be sure to check out any game against the University of Denver Pioneers. Insider Tip: Hit the Prowler Hour before Friday games, which gets you in the game 30 minutes early and features food and drink specials, plus live entertainment. It’s basically a tailgating happy hour, right in the arena.

Sky Sox Baseball

Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd.
America’s pastime is alive and well at Sky Sox Stadium, where you’ll find dirt-cheap games, frequent fireworks shows and all the ballgame food one’s heart desires. The Sky Sox currently serve as the top affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers, so there’s a good chance of catching current and future MLB talent, too. Insider Tip: Check out $2 Tuesdays for the best deal around for a night of baseball with the family. Tickets, parking and select beers are only $2.

Colorado Springs Switchbacks


Weidner Field, 6303 Barnes Road
The Switchbacks are relatively new to the Colorado Springs sports scene, but they’ve been welcomed enthusiastically by soccer fans for bringing the beloved sport close to home. The team is currently a member of the United Soccer League with a globally diverse roster of players. Insider Tip: Get to the game early for $1 beers at every match during the first 30 minutes of gates open.

Pikes Peak Derby Dames

The Pikes Peak Derby Dames know how to have a good time. - FILE PHOTO
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  • The Pikes Peak Derby Dames know how to have a good time.
City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.
The Pikes Peak Derby Dames make any evening out a smashing good time. The city’s only flat track roller derby league hosts a new bout every month against teams from around the state. The ladies also host fun fundraising events around town.

Colorado Springs Flames


Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road
The Flames have been playing minor league football in Colorado Springs since 1988 and have won eight Colorado Football Conference championships. Their roster consists mostly of local players, and their games run in the spring and summer.

Colorado Inferno

SoccerHaus, 4845 List Drive
The Inferno bring soccer inside to an indoor regulation field. The team features hometown athletes and frequent games at the local stadium, which offers field-side seating with beers and apps.

Colorado Springs Cyclones

Garry Berry Stadium, 2020 Glenn Summer Road
Minor league football gives fans a summer league to enjoy the sport during the college and NFL off-season. The Cyclones include local players and play home games at the Mitchell High School field.

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Annual sports events

Hostile Takeover

primalfightleague.com, April 27
Mixed martial arts comes to Colorado Springs with live cage fights held at the Olympic Training Center.

Rocky Mountain State Games

rockymountainstategames.org, July 20-22, 27-29
A city-wide celebration of athleticism, with competition for all ages and in a wide variety of sports.

Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent

pikespeakmarathon.org, Aug. 18-19
Runners from all over the country race to the top of Pikes Peak in a half-marathon, marathon, or both.

Labor Day Vintage Baseball Game

rockledgeranch.com, Sept. 3
Everything is antique at this classic baseball game featuring old-school rules, no gloves and vintage concessions like cream soda and popcorn.

Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame

coloradospringssports.org, Oct. 23
Watch the best and brightest of our sports scene be formally inducted into the city Hall of Fame. A silent sports auction accompanies the event.

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