Colorado Springs – The Peak of Amateur Sports Colorado Springs takes the gold as the winning destination for your next sports competition or event. Our community has the venues and expertise to host world-class sport competitions, tournaments, conferences and events. Centrally located and only 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs is a convenient, economical and exciting destination that values amateur sports and the active lifestyle. Colorado Springs has been named among the nation’s healthiest cities by Forbes, Men’s Health and many more. Home to the United States Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Training Center and more than 40 National Governing Bodies like USA Basketball and National Strength and Conditioning Association, it’s easy to see why it is considered by many to be the “amateur sports capital of the world.” Getting here is easy by car, bus or through the Colorado Springs Airport (FlyCOS.com). The region offers a great climate, quick access to trails, parks and national forest land, attractions and activities around every corner and more than 70 venues to accommodate a wide range of sports. With a variety of affordable lodging options, it’s easy for friends and family to stay and play. When not on the field, enjoy walking among the towering red rocks in Garden of the Gods Park, ascending the purple mountain majesty of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain and exploring the natural wonders of Cave of the Winds and Seven Falls. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo gets you face-to-face with the giraffe herd, and the reptiles now live in newly created art displays. Athletes, along with friends and family, will enjoy the weather, scenery, attractions and facilities this region has to offer. Elevate your event in Colorado Springs. Www.VisitCOS.com/sports STATS • Highly rated, value-priced hotels with family-friendly features • Miles of parks and trails for fun hikes • 55+ attractions - ride a train to the summit of Pikes Peak! • Free tours at U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Olympic Training Center • Free 40,000-square-foot skate park with half-pipes near downtown • El Pomar Youth Sports Park – 18 fields: nine softball, eight soccer, one artificial turf and inline hockey rink • Colorado Springs World Arena – 8,000- seat multi-use for gymnastics, hockey, skating and more • Mild, low humidity, with 300+ days of sunshine each year
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