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Attendance high at 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

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The U.S. Women’s Open just missed its target goal in attendance to the seven-day event at The Broadmoor. The final tally shows attendance at this year’s open at 130,485. “We were trying to beat the record, which was set in 2005 and was 131,407 and we came in just shy of that,” said Becky Petro,… Continue Reading Attendance high at 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

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Sky Sox call up ticket sales

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are nearly one-third of the way into their season, and so far it’s shaping up to be another home run — as far as attendance goes. Despite playing a losing season so far, the organization is expected to break attendance records again this year. Last year, the team saw a… Continue Reading Sky Sox call up ticket sales

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The International University Sports Federation, the International Softball Federation and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. have announced that Colorado Springs will host the 2012 World University Championships in Softball Aug. 2-11 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The event is part of a schedule of 33 winter and summer World University Championships to be… Continue Reading Springs to host women’s college softball championship games

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The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the… Continue Reading Ka-ching! When athletes hit town, the dollars follow

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Early snow gave the snow sports market a much needed boost in December, with the industry selling more than $1 billion worth of equipment, apparel and accessories during the month. It’s the first time snow sport sales topped a billion dollars in a single month, and the snow sports market is on track for a… Continue Reading Snow-sport equipment sales on pace for record year

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Focus on the Family will run statewide ads during Denver Broncos games for the first time this season. The Colorado Springs-based family-counseling ministry attracted a lot of attention by running an ad during the Super Bowl featuring Tim Tebow, now a Broncos’ rookie quarterback. There are no plans to include Tebow, an evangelical Christian, in… Continue Reading Focus on the Family will run ads on Broncos games

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World Cup not the only sports headliner

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While the world focuses its attention to South Africa and the International Federation of Football Associations World Cup, Team USA athletes in other summer sports continue to battle global opponents with great success. Today’s Olympic Sports Scene included news on several athletic fronts: The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team earned a silver medal during the… Continue Reading World Cup not the only sports headliner

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Warrior Games begin tomorrow

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The 2010 Warrior Games, which feature 200 wounded, injured and ill personnel from all military branches, begins tomorrow in Colorado Springs. The games feature seven sports at venues including the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the United States Air Force Academy and Memorial Park. U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, the Department… Continue Reading Warrior Games begin tomorrow

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Colorado Springs is a sports town … supposedly. A disjointed sports town, perhaps. Investment in the community during a downturn in the economy makes more sense than curling up and letting opportunities pass by. The city’s decision to save money by not watering parks and letting the grass turn brown is an example of the… Continue Reading Sports equals economic development

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Spikefest in the Springs

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Colorado Springs will be one of the major stops for Spikefest, a volleyball tournament that is one of the largest amateur sport events in the nation. Spikefest, a three-on-three and five-on-five grass volleyball series which also has stops in Dallas, Jacksonville, Houston, Austin and Boulder. The tournament will come to the Springs through 2011. More… Continue Reading Spikefest in the Springs

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