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Three Most Notable Games Of 2019

By Cody Costra, 12/19/18, 10:01AM MST

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Now that the full 2019 schedule is out, it's time to start marking your calendars for all 17 home games! And yes, $1 beers will be back at all games for the first 30 minutes after gates open! Whether it's your first season or your fifth season with the Switchbacks, here are some of the most notable games to experience.

  1. 1. Home Opener
  2. March 16th marks the first home game of the season at Weidner Field where the Switchbacks will be taking on Sacramento Republic FC.  The Switchbacks have a positive record for the home opener, going 2-1-1 since the inaugural season in 2015. Colorado Springs also have the edge against Sacramento all-time, leading the head to head record 3-2-2 in all competitions. There will also be a firework show after the game for a St. Patrick's Day celebration to kick the season off right.
  1. 2. Star Wars Night
  2. Star Wars Night will be back in 2019! Last year, the Switchbacks raised nearly $3,000 for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation after auctioning off Chewbacca themed pregame-worn warm-up jerseys during the game. Real life Star Wars characters were also in attendance to watch the game so don't miss out on the fun when the Switchbacks help another good cause this year!
  1. 3. Fireworks Spectacular
  2. The Switchbacks annual Independence Day Celebration is back for 2019! Orange County SC will again be traveling to Colorado Springs for the Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th. The all-time series between Colorado Springs and Orange County is split evenly 4-4-1, so expect fireworks on the field and off the field on the Fourth of July this year!

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