Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (The Sports Corp) continue multi-year partnership to provide opportunities for student-athletes across Colorado to compete for championship titles at some of Colorado’s premier venues, showcasing Colorado Springs as a premier destination for amateur sports.
After successfully hosting the CHSAA Cross Country State Championship at Norris Penrose Event Center in 2019 and 2020, The Sports Corp and CHSAA exponentially increased the partnership and committed to hosting eight (8) state championships at quality venues in the Pikes Peak region including the Broadmoor World Arena, Norris Penrose Event Center, Weidner Field and Memorial Park.
“Historical facilities for championships were not available after the subsequent shutdown and pandemic recovery. Exploring new venues has allowed the association to build and expand upon our amazing partnership with The Sports Corp and Colorado Springs communities," said CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green. “The quality of each venue and the hospitality shown to our athletes and member school communities has been a win-win for showcasing high school postseason events.”
The 2021 Colorado Springs hosted championships include:
- Basketball (March 19-20, Broadmoor World Arena)
- Spirits (March 25-27, Broadmoor World Arena)
- Soccer (May 1, Weidner Field)
- Tennis (June 11-12, Memorial Park)
- Cross Country (October 30, Norris Penrose Events Center)
- Volleyball (November 11-13, Broadmoor World Arena)
- Soccer (November 12-13, Weidner Field)
- Spirits (December 9-11, Broadmoor World Arena)
“We are grateful to Colorado Springs Sports Corp for the financial and logistical support they have given us so that our student-athletes can have excellent state championship experiences,” CHSAA assistant commissioner Justin Saylor said. “The support we’ve received from The Sports Corp has made hosting high school events at world-class facilities in Colorado Springs possible.”
Collectively, over the three year partnership, more than 14,500 athletes and 56,700 estimated spectators will have had the opportunity to experience Olympic City, USA and contribute economically to the Colorado Springs community with an estimated 21,000+ hotel room nights.