Economic Performance that Scores a Perfect 10

In Colorado Springs, our high-performing sports industry knows no limits. Consisting of sports organizations, sport product manufacturers and numerous other fitness and training companies, the local sports economy caters to all market levels ranging from high school football teams and amateur road bike warriors to Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Winter or summer, in an ice arena, a velodrome or on the trail, Colorado Springs has experience with just about every type of sport one could think of. By drawing on the strength of its athletes and natural testing terrain, Colorado Springs has the makings of a champion.

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Olympic and Paralympic Presence

Colorado Springs is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the largest of the three official Olympic training centers in the nation. In 2018, downtown Colorado Springs will debut the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame, a modern complex that will pay tribute to Olympic heroes and their stories. As a result of having facilities to support ten Olympic sports and thousands of athletes every year, the area attracts driven professionals that are invested in helping high-performing athletes achieve their Olympic dreams.

Sports Organizations

A staggering 59 national and international sports organizations call the Colorado Springs region home. Twenty-four of these organizations are governing bodies for popular national sports including USA Basketball, USA Swimming, USA Volleyball, USA Figure Skating and USA Cycling, to name a few. Other well-known groups doing notable work for sports at the national level include the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes. With so many sports-focused entities in one place, Colorado Springs is a national driver for sports economic excellence.

Events

Colorado Springs proudly plays host to an impressive mix of national sports events every year including the second oldest auto race and the largest annual wrestling tournament in the nation, as well as the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly. The region continues to be a consistent go-to location for other world-class global events, having recently hosted the USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships in 2016 and the USA Cycling U.S. Cup in 2015, bringing additional visitors and revenue dollars to the region every year.

Facts & Figures

59
National and International Sports Organizations
23
National Governing Bodies of Sport
$400 Million
Generated Annually
15,000
Athletes Hosted Short Term Annually at the U.S. Olympic Training Center
14+
Sports Events Hosted Annually
1 of 3
Official Olympic Training Centers in U.S.

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Tammy Fields Senior Vice President, Economic Development (719) 884-2836 | tfields@cscedc.com