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Switchbacks Announce Inaugural Game at Weidner Field

By Staff, 03/11/21, 1:00PM EST


Championship rival Orange County SC to visit for friendly on April 24 at new downtown stadium

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC will open new 8,000-seat downtown stadium Weidner Field when it plays host to Orange County SC in a friendly on April 24 at 6 p.m. MT.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Thursday the club will officially open its new 8,000-seat downtown home at Weidner Field on April 24 as it plays host to Orange County SC in a friendly. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. MT.

“We are excited to be opening Weidner Field with a high-quality opponent like Orange County SC," said Switchbacks Head Coach Brendan Burke. “It will provide us a very good gauge of where preseason has left us as a group.”

The Switchbacks enter a new era as the club kicks off its seventh season in the Championship. The 8,000-seat venue – part of the City of Champions in Colorado Springs’ downtown – has been under construction over the past 15 months since its groundbreaking in December 2019. The Switchbacks will now open their new home with a visit from Orange County SC, which has been one of the top teams in the Championship’s Western Conference in recent seasons.

The match will be the first in the 2021 Full Season Series that Season Ticket Members can use or redeem tickets for. If you are a Season Ticket Member, keep an eye on your Switchbacks-SeatGeek account for tickets to appear before the end of March.

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