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On May 15, 2020, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks with contract GE Johnson and Architect Perkins & Will commemorated the completion of the structural support steel work with a beam topping ceremony.
According to Jim Johnson, Owner and CEO of GE Johnson, this was one of the most memorable beam topping ceremonies he had ever participate in due to the Covid 19 restrictions.
Limited guests were invited to park on a closed street, thanks the CSPD, stay in their cars and tune into the local public access fm station to hear Mayor Suthers, Ed Ragain, Robert Carr, and Jim Johnson address attendees via fm signal and some additional speaker support.
Mayor Suthers was enthusiastic that despite the major challenges presented to this community by the pandemic, he daily drives by the construction site and knows that the City still has a bright future ahead. "I'm a sports fan, I've always dreamed of a downtown stadium, I think a lot of people have dreamed about a downtown stadium. Here we are, it's getting pretty close to reality."
The stadium remains on track to open in March of 2021.