Any visit to Colorado is sure to take your breath away and not just because at 1,839m high the city stands over 1.6 km above sea level. Colorado is also home to one of US football's newest teams, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks and the Switchbacks are wasting no time in establishing themselves as a team to be reckoned with. The Switchbacks are located near Pikes Peak, of the Southern Rocky Mountains so be sure to take in all the sights and sounds with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC tickets on StubHub.
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Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club is a professional men's football team located in Colorado, USA. The team plays in the United Soccer League, which is the second tier of North American football. The club came to life in 2013 and brings top quality football to Colorado, tasked with the mission of entertaining fans and achieving sporting excellence. The team plays at Weidner Field, a 5,000 seat capacity stadium located approximately 1.8km above sea-level, the stadium has the highest elevation of any stadium under use in the league. The Switchbacks enter the field expecting to play at a level of intensity that their opponents will struggle to match.
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In 2015 The Switchbacks played their first ever league game, kicking off the season with a 0-2 defeat against the Austin Aztex. The next game also resulted in defeat with The Switchbacks going down 1-2 against the Orange County Blues. In the 3rd game, the team defeated the Real Monarchs and kick-started the season. The Switchbacks went on to record 14 wins and amass 46 points, finishing in 3rd just one point off the league leaders. In the playoffs, a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders 2 took the team to the Conference Semi-Finals. A 2-2 draw with Oklahoma City Energy took the tie to a penalty shoot-out which the Switchbacks lost 3-4, ending their run at the semi-final stage. After a solid debut season the Switchbacks entered 2016 with renewed hope of success, they replicated their 3rd place position of 2015 and finished the season with 49 points, finishing just off league leaders the Sacramento Republic. The Switchbacks then took on the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 in the playoffs and went down 1-2 against the Canadians, ending their season at the first round stage. Despite the loss, the Switchbacks recorded another solid season of results and look set to grow into the league. Make sure you follow the journey of one of North America's rising teams with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC tickets on StubHub.