Deployments force venue change for UCCS/CSU-P basketball games
Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, Saturday's men's and women's basketball games between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions and the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves has been moved to the Lions' Den on the UCCS campus.
As previously scheduled, the women's game will begin at 6 p.m. and the men's game will begin at 8 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m.
The games were originally scheduled to be played at Fort Carson's Special Events Center. UCCS was informed Friday that due to U.S. Army troop deployments involving Fort Carson personnel, the venue was no longer available.
The games had been scheduled for Fort Carson because crowds for the series between the rivals are traditionally much larger than the 300-seat Lions' Den can accommodate. The two schools recognized their rivalry prior to this school year with the announcement of the Steel and Silver Series, during which the schools earn points for each contest won. UCCS currently leads the series 13-10 with Saturday's games counting two points each.
For this event, there will be no parking restrictions at UCCS. Visitors will be permitted to park in any "hub" spot. Handicapped and 15-minutes spots are obviously excluded.
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