|Broadmoor World Arena and Ice Hall|
|Location|| 3185 Venetucci Blvd|
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
|Owner||non-profit organization locally owned and managed|
|Surface||200' x 100' (hockey)|
|Construction cost||$58.8 million (entire complex)|
|Former names||Colorado Springs World Arena|
|Tenants|| Colorado College Tigers (NCAA) (1998-)|
Colorado Gold Kings (WCHL) (1998-2002)
|Capacity|| 7,750 (hockey)|
up to 9,000 (concert)
The Broadmoor World Arena (originally known as the Colorado Springs 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 former 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.
It was originally named the Colorado Springs World Arena. However, in April 2014, after an agreement with the Anschutz Entertainment Group, owners of The Broadmoor resort, it was formally renamed the Broadmoor World Arena.
The arena hosted the 1999, 2000, and 2001 editions of Skate America.
From 2001 to 2005, the Professional Bull Riders|, 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).
- ↑ Moix, Cameron. "AEG Deal Results in New Name, More Events for World Arena", April 16, 2014. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
- The World Arena website
- World Arena Map
- The Pikes Peak Center website
- Broadmoor Speedskating Club website
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