The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC will play 34 games in total in 2020, 17 away and 17 home at Weidner Field.
The Switchbacks home opener is set for March 14th where the team will face San Antonio FC in a rematch of 2019's final game of the season that resulted in San Antonio missing the playoffs.
The Switchbacks will be kicking off a summer full of fireworks with seven games for the upcoming season to be followed by a fireworks show.
San Diego Loyal SC come to Weidner Field on June 20th for the expansion club's first trip to Colorado Springs coached by former United States Men's National Team legend, Landon Donovan.
The Switchbacks will also be playing on the Fourth of July again when the Real Monarchs SLC come to Colorado Springs, followed by the biggest fireworks show of the year!
Full 16oz beers will be available for only $1 for the first 30 minutes after gates open at EVERY Switchbacks home game in 2020! Tickets will start at just $12 so for the price of a Switchbacks ticket and 2-5 beers, it's cheaper than buying 2-5 beers at a bar or restaurant.
USL Championship Unveils 2020 Schedule
Special 10th anniversary season will see 595 games played over 33-week schedule
TAMPA, Fla. – The complete schedule for the 10th anniversary season of the USL Championship was announced by the United Soccer League today with 35 teams set to play 595 regular season contests over 33 weeks ahead of the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs that begin in October.
As previously announced, the 2020 campaign will open on the weekend of March 6-8 with a 16-game slate that includes a marquee matchup Saturday, March 7 when expansion side San Diego Loyal SC hosts Las Vegas Lights FC at Torero Stadium.
The opening weekend begins a 34-game regular season for every club in the league that will see each team in both the Eastern and Western Conferences play home-and-home contests against every opponent in their respective division. In the 17-team Eastern Conference, the remaining two games of the schedule will be completed with contests against regional rivals.
The regular season will conclude on Saturday, October 17 with 17 contests that will see the final playoff places and seeding decided ahead of the postseason. Among the high-profile contests slated for the final day of the campaign is a Western Conference clash between Sacramento Republic FC and Phoenix Rising FC at Papa Murphy’s Park and an Eastern Conference showdown between Louisville City FC and North Carolina FC at Lynn Family Stadium.
Overall, 385 games in the 2020 USL Championship regular season will be played on Saturdays, with a total of 509 games – 85 percent of the league’s schedule – being held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Following the conclusion of the regular season, the top 10 teams from both the Eastern and Western Conferences will qualify for the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, which will open with the Eastern and Western Conference Wild Card Round on Wednesday, October 21. The Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals will then be held between October 24-25, the Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals between October 30-November 1 and the Eastern and Western Conference Finals between November 6-8.
The 2020 USL Championship Final to conclude the league’s 10th anniversary season will be held between November 12-16 and aired on an ESPN broadcast network.
2020 USL Championship Key Dates
March 6 – Regular Season Begins
Oct. 17 – Regular Season Concludes
Oct. 21 – Eastern and Western Conference Wild Card Round
Oct. 24-25 – Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals
Nov. 6-8 – Eastern and Western Conference Finals
Nov. 12-16 – 2020 USL Championship Final