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
Capacity 7,750 (hockey)
8,099 (basketball)
9,000 (concert)
Surface 200' x 100' (hockey)
Construction
Broke ground June 1, 1996[1]
Opened January 16, 1998[4]
Construction cost $58.8 million (entire complex)
($85.1 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect HOK Sport[3]
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.

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).

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