GE Johnson installed the final steel beam on the Switchbacks FC Stadium, located in Downtown Colorado Springs.
The Switchbacks FC Stadium will be a 145,500-square-foot multi-use facility that can accommodate a variety of sporting and entertainment events, serving as the permanent home of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club (FC) soccer team.
This is GE Johnson’s first topping out since the COVID-19 pandemic. The project owner invited the public to participate in this event by parking in front of the structure and remaining in their cars. The guests could listen to the speakers via a local radio station and were able to show excitement by honking their car horns.
“I’ve been to a lot of ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, and topping out celebrations in my five years as mayor, but I think I’m going to remember this one the most. Can you imagine 100 years from now, there’s a photo of the topping out celebration for the stadium and there’s going to be a bunch of guys standing around in masks?” speculated Mayor Suthers.
GE Johnson broke ground on the stadium in December 2019 and the project is currently scheduled to complete in the spring of 2021.