Pueblo offers a broad range of sports options for participants and fans alike. There are numerous baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, swimming, tennis and golf programs for athletes of all ages. The area’s six public high schools offer a full range of competitive athletic programs. Student athletes living within the City of Pueblo can attend any of the four city high schools regardless of where they live. There are eligibility requirements governing sports participants after changing schools. High school athletes living in Pueblo County School District # 70 have a choice of attending either of the District’s three high schools.
Fourteen different athletic teams carry the colors of the Colorado State University Pueblo (Thunderwolves) in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Division II men’s sports include football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, golf, tennis and soccer. Women’s teams compete in softball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, tennis volleyball and track. The campus is home to some of the best athletic facilities in the nation including the new,10,000 fan capacity Neta and Eddie DeRose football Stadium Complex.The university's basketball teams, volley ball team and wrestling team compete in the recently remodeled Massari arena.
For avid college sports fans, the United States Air Force Academy and Colorado College are located in Colorado Springs just a 40 minute drive north of Pueblo while a 90 minute drive enables fans to attend the Broncos (NFL), Rockies,(MLB) Nuggets (NBA) and Avalanche (NHL) games in Denver.
Fans of western sports also have an opportunity to attend professional rodeos and bull riding events during the year. Pueblo is home to the Professional Bull Riders, Inc., (PBR) the fastest growing extreme sport in the nation. Pueblo has two motor sports tracks which hold a variety of races in the summer. These tracks have also been used as testing facilities for world-wide auto manufacturers and as training facilities for the US Army's Special Forces.