Another group has signaled its support for the city’s Regional Tourism Act application – a grant proposal that would bring a downtown stadium, an Olympic museum, a new visitors center at the Air Force Academy and a sports medicine center at UCCS.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents passed a resolution supporting Colorado Springs’ application for the program, which will provide state funds for the projects.
“My colleagues on the board and I believe this project has the kind of synergy that not only will benefit Colorado Springs and our UCCS campus, but also will build on the strengths of our faculty and provide opportunities for students from across the CU system,” said Regent Kyle Hybl, a Colorado Springs resident, who sponsored the resolution.
The UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center would be a clinic for the education, training and treatment of high-performance athletes and wounded active-duty and retired military members, said a press release announcing the resolution of support. It would build on UCCS faculty strengths in biomechanics, athletic training, sports dietetics and exercise and sports physiology. It would also provide opportunities for collaboration with the CU School of Medicine, which is opening a branch on the UCCS campus this fall.
The facility would be part of the UCCS Health and Wellness Village, part of the campus’s strategic plan that calls for eight facilities supporting health-related instruction, research and services. The first facility in the complex, the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, is under construction on North Nevada Avenue and is scheduled for completion in January 2014.