World Arena, Colorado Springs

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Broadmoor World Arena and Ice Hall in Colorado Springs
World Arena - Colorado College vs. University of North Dakota (11-30-2012).jpg
Location 3185 Venetucci Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Coordinates 38°47′18″N 104°47′39″W / 38.7883°N 104.7943°W / 38.7883; -104.7943Coordinates: 38°47′18″N 104°47′39″W / 38.7883°N 104.7943°W / 38.7883; -104.7943
Owner CSWA
Operator CSWA/AEG[1]
Capacity 7,750 (hockey)
8,099 (basketball)
9,000 (concert)
Surface 200' x 100' (hockey)
Construction
Broke ground June 1, 1996[2]
Opened January 16, 1998[8]
Construction cost $58.8 million (entire complex)
($85.1 million in 2015 dollars[3])
Architect HOK Sport[4]
James W. Nakai and Associates
Structural engineer Walter P. Moore[5]
Services engineer M–E Engineers, Inc.[6]
General contractor GE Johnson Construction Company[7]
Tenants
Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey (1998-present)
Colorado Gold Kings (WCHL) (1998-2002)

The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado is an 8,000 seat multi-purpose arena and entertainment venue. The arena opened in 1998. In addition to the main arena, the adjacent Ice Hall contains two practice rinks, one NHL-sized and one Olympic-sized.

The facility is home to world-class concerts and events, the Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey team of the NCHC, the Broadmoor Skating Club, numerous elite figure skaters, and the Colorado Gold Speedskating Club. It was home to the US National Short Track Speedskating Team until the summer of 2007 when the team moved to Utah Olympic Oval. The World Arena also manages the Pikes Peak Center, a performing arts center located in downtown Colorado Springs.

The building serves as a replacement for the Broadmoor World Arena, the former home of the BSC and CC hockey programs and site of the first ten NCAA hockey championships, which was demolished in 1994.

History[edit]

It was originally named the Colorado Springs World Arena.' However, in April 2014, after an agreement with the Anschutz Entertainment Group, owners of The Broadmoor resort, it was formally renamed the Broadmoor World Arena.[9]

From 2001 to 2005, the PBR, which at the time was headquartered in Colorado Springs, hosted a Bud Light Cup (later Built Ford Tough Series) event at this venue. After 2005, the PBR's headquarters relocated to Pueblo, Colorado, thus halting the production of this event. However, this event was brought back to the World Arena in 2014 after a 9-year hiatus (though the PBR is still headquartered in Pueblo).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laden, Rich (May 4, 2014). "Entertainment Giant AEG Will Expand World Arena's Offerings in Colorado Springs, Experts Say". The Gazette (Colorado Springs). Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "World Arena Breaks Ground". The Denver Post. June 2, 1996. p. C-07. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Colorado Springs World Arena". Populous. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Structural Projects Arenas". Walter P. Moore. Archived from the original on April 28, 1999. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sports Arenas". M–E Engineers, Inc. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Projects Current & Recent". GE Johnson Construction Company. Archived from the original on March 2, 1999. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "New Arena, New Era Springs Christens Its Gem in Style". The Gazette (Colorado Springs). January 17, 1998. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Moix, Cameron (April 16, 2014). "AEG Deal Results in New Name, More Events for World Arena". Colorado Springs Business Journal. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 

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