Colorado Springs, Colorado – The United Soccer League (USL) today announced an exciting calendar of community and fan events as part of Hisense’s second annual USL Summer Showcase next month in Colorado Springs. The USL Summer Showcase includes the league’s annual midterm meetings, community events, and partner activities. It’s a celebration of the Colorado Springs community and the Switchbacks’ famous home stadium, Widener Field. The week will culminate on Wednesday, August 9 with a game between the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and FC Tulsa, which will air nationally on ESPN2 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
USL Summer Showcases, Events and Activations Hosted by Hisense:
Soccer Film Night @ USL Summer Showcase – USL will partner with the Colorado Independent Film Association and the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival to host a special Soccer Film Night on Monday, August 7 at 7:00 PM (Montana). Fans are invited to the Ivy Wild School, big time football, NASL’s astonishing rise and fall, Directed by Rachel Violet.Doors open at 6pm Montana time and tickets are available for purchase here.
100th Anniversary Elementary School Mini Pitch – The USL’s Colorado Switchbacks, in partnership with Hisense, Musco Lighting and the Football Foundation of America, will unveil a brand-new mini-pitch at Centennial Elementary School on Tuesday, August 8 at 1:30 p.m., Montana. After brief presentations by representatives from the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, Harrison 2nd School District, Centennial Elementary School, Hisense and USL, Centennial Elementary students will participate in a brand new mini-pitch clinic with Colorado Switchbacks and FC Tulsa players.
“Warm Up” Party Hosted by Tequila Corralejo – Fans are invited to USL for an evening of football and friends at Trainwreck Bar & Restaurant on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm MT. The main event is his live weekly SiriusXM FC show, USL All Access, hosted by Mike Watts and Devon Carr. The live show starts at 6pm Montana time. Special guests from the Colorado Springs Switchbacks and FC Tulsa, giveaways, and merchandise from his Summer Showcase are also available.Fans can pre-register and participate here.
fan festival – The Summer Showcase Fun Fest will keep fans of all ages entertained with fun family games, giveaways and prizes, food and drink, live music and other local attractions outside Gate A at Widener Field. Fans can expect fan engagement booths and giveaways from the Colorado Springs Switchbacks local partner and his USL National Partner. Fan Fest starts at 5pm MT. Partners include:
tequila corralejo – Discover the authentic taste of Guanajuato, Mexico with Tequila Corralejo. Join the Corralejo Cantina for fans to sample and taste Tequila Corralejo’s premium his tequila signature. To enter the activation space, Fan must be 21 years of age or older.
Hisense – Stop by Hisense Experience Booth in Gaming Zone to experience the high-end performance, quality and immersive features of the brand’s latest ULED TVs. Plus, sign up for the chance to win an amazing Hisense ULED 4k Mini LED TV to take your game day to the next level.
konami e football – Immerse yourself in the inspiring world of USL Championship football at the Konami eFootball booth. Fans will be able to play as their favorite team and show off their skills on the virtual pitch, while also having the chance to win the ultimate gaming prize: a PlayStation 5 console.
Bellevue College – Discover how you can reach your goals and reach your next goal at Bellevue University. Stop by their tent and chat with representatives about balancing learning and life commitments, as well as educational benefits for season ticket members.
Unified Soccer Series – The first event of its kind within the USL, the 3rd Annual Unified Soccer Series will feature the Colorado Springs and Omaha Special Olympics unified teams to promote social inclusion through sports training and shared competitive experiences, bringing people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. Following the USL Championship game against FC Tulsa, the Colorado Switchbacks unified team will host the Union Omaha unified team in the continuation of the series that opened in Omaha on July 8. The match will be played in front of more than 200 executives from the USL’s professional and pre-pro clubs who travel to Colorado Springs for the annual USL midseason meeting.
Fans should visit www.uslchampionship.com/Summershowcase for all festival information and updates.