Colorado College will be leaving the Broadmoor World Arena in the near future for a new, on-campus facility that will feature fewer seats and a smaller ice sheet.
The Tigers hope to begin play in the $38 million Edward J. Robson Arena in 2020, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. Robson will seat 3,000 compared to World Arena's 7,750. The ice sheet at Robson will be an NHL-size sheet, 200-by-85 feet, compared to the 200-by-100 Olympic sheet in World Arena.
Robson Arena will have the smallest seating capacity in the NCHC behind Western Michigan's Lawson Ice Arena (3,667) and Miami's Goggin Ice Center (3,642).
The Tigers have called World Arena, which is just over seven miles from campus, home since the building opened in 1998. They averaged 4,598 fans per game there last season, with not one game featuring an announced attendance of less than 3,000 fans. The year before, CC averaged 6,256 fans per game during a season in which the team won one home game and eight overall.
Colorado College isn't the first NCHC program to leave a large, off-campus arena for a smaller on-campus facility in recent years. Nebraska-Omaha left the 17,100-seat CenturyLink Center - opened in 2003 - for the 7,898 seat Baxter Arena in 2015.