COLORADO SPRINGS — The Switchbacks FC faces off against New Mexico United FC on Friday night. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game kicks off at 7 p.m.

5,600 fans watched the grand home opener in downtown Colorado Springs. The Switchbacks gave out 600 t-shirts to the first 600 fans. The stadium is at 75% capacity.

Hadji Barry scores the first goal in Weidner Field History in the first two minutes of the game. Six minutes later New Mexico ties it up. The first half ended at 1-1.

New Mexico United FC starts the second half with another goal at the 49th minute. Score is 2-1.

A New Mexico player gets a red card at the 54th minute. They’re down to 10 men for the rest of the night. The Switchbacks lose to New Mexico United FC 1-3.

FOX21’s Sarah Ferguson and Chief Meteorologist Matt Meister went to Weidner Field to check out what fans can expect for the 2021 season!