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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Host International ACE Event

By Tyler Cutler, 08/04/21, 3:45PM MDT


Wednesday August 4th the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC hosted the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (A.C.E) at Weidner Field as a part of their tour through Colorado in their bi-annual event.

A.C.E is the premier economic development, innovation, and entrepreneurial network of the Americas and is one of the leading High – Level events of the Organization of American States. The goal of A.C.E is to build cooperation networks throughout the Americas in regards to economic projects and trade.

Over fifty members of A.C.E (high-ranking government, business, and economic leaders from around the Americas and beyond) were selected to participate in this year’s A.C.E tour, which took place in the state of Colorado. Weidner Field was one of their stops through Colorado Springs, in addition to the developing Robson Arena and the newly opened Olympic and Paralympic Museum.

The hope for Weidner Field, the Switchbacks, and beyond is to foster relationships with these officials and their cities and to one day provide opportunities for education of developing staffers, or even to host an international team on our field for an exhibition game.