On Tuesday, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced an agreement with Weidner Apartment Homes to acquire the naming rights for Switchbacks Stadium, to Weidner Field. "We are very pleased and honored the whole Weidner Apartment Homes team has chosen the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to tell the story of Weidner Apartment Homes," said Switchbacks President Nick Ragain.
"Dean [Weidner] told me that Colorado Springs has a place in his heart, and once you come here you'll want to come back," said Weidner Apartment Homes Vice President - Public Relations, Greg Cerbana. "We've chosen to have our Weidner brand represented here and merged with the Switchbacks, thanks to the dramatic growth of soccer and the Switchbacks being a family organization. We are excited to be a part of this and the community as the Switchbacks work to bring a championship to Colorado Springs."
The three-year deal ensures stability in the identity of Weidner Field heading into the future. In the three-year history of the team, this will be the third name associated with stadium, starting with Sand Creek Stadium, then Switchbacks Stadium. The stadium is currently configured to hold 5,000 seats, in compliance with USL's Second Division status.
The Switchbacks will kickoff their 2017 USL campaign at the Tulsa Roughnecks on March 25th before returning to Weidner Field for their home opener on April 1st against Oklahoma City Energy FC. Tickets can be purchased at www.SwitchbacksFC.com