Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
|Full name||Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC|
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Owner||Ragain Sports, LLC|
|Head Coach||Steve Trittschuh|
|2018||11th, Western Conference|
Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club is a professional soccer team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2014, the team is a member of the USL Championship, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. The franchise is owned and operated by Martin Ragain and Ragain Sports, LLC.
The team plays at Weidner Field, adjacent to Security Service Field, and in the summer of 2014, started a $3,000,000 renovation of the stadium after the team signed a 10-year lease with the City of Colorado Springs. Located at roughly 6,500 feet above sea-level, the stadium is at the highest elevation of any primary home stadium for a professional team in the American soccer pyramid.
In July 2018, the City of Colorado Springs announced plans to construct a new 10,000 seat stadium to be ready for play by the 2021 season.
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup||Avg. Attendance|
|2015||3||USL||3rd, Western||Conference Semifinals||Fourth Round||2,723|
|2016||3||USL||3rd, Western||Conference Quarterfinals||Fourth Round||3,152|
|2017||2||USL||9th, Western||Did not qualify||Third Round||3,389|
|2018||2||USL||11th, Western||Did not qualify||Third Round||3,804|
First team roster
- As of June 14, 2019
- Martin Ragain – Owner
- Nick Ragain – President
- Brian Crookham – General Manager
- Steve Trittschuh – Head Coach
- Wolde Harris – Assistant Coach
- Trey Harrington – Goalkeeping Coach
- "Switchbacks Name Trittschuh As Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). March 11, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- Fox, Dan (July 11, 2006). "Security Service Field: Context Matters". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- firstname.lastname@example.org, Rich Laden. "Apartment developer buys land next to planned downtown Colorado Springs soccer stadium site". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2018-11-19.