COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Switchbacks make the 2021 move to downtown Colorado Springs in 2021 official.
Mayor John Suthers was on hand Saturday afternoon as the club broke down on a new stadium.
Team officials call it a "game-changer" for the city.
The 8,000 seat facility will host a variety of sporting and entertainment events. It's part of a $3.2 billion investment in downtown, including the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum.
"I think that in combination with the museum, this downtown stadium will really be an epicenter of our downtown's future and I'm very much excited about it," Suthers said..
The stadium will also host the 2021 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer Championships.
The Switchbacks will open the 2021 season at the new stadium.
Fans can make deposits for seats in the new stadium now starting at $25.
The groundbreaking also served to unveil the logo and crest the team will use starting in 2021.
Blue and Black will be the predominant colors for the new crest, The team's new logo will put greater emphasis on the "S," which symbolizes the team's name as well as Colorado Springs and the shape of switchbacks. The S will also have a more prominent peak to symbolize Pikes Peak.