One of the things about playing a sport like soccer in Colorado is that you will quickly find that there is no off season. The only difference between the seasons is that one season you will be playing outside and the next season you will be playing inside. Because soccer fields need so much space, it is not often that you find soccer fields in the middle of the city. This has been my experience in both Denver and Fort Collins. Nevertheless, that does not mean that they are hard to come by. It only means that you are going to have to drive a little bit farther to get to them. Many of these soccer fields are housed in gigantic steel buildings that allow for players to run around. The boards that surround the soccer fields are often buttressed up against the steel frame of the buildings, allowing the maximum amount of space possible for players. This actually allows for players to get the most out of their experiences with the buildings themselves too. One of the buildings that I often like to use as an example is called the Bladium. The Bladium is located in Stapleton, in north Denver, and offers a great place for families and individuals to come play and watch soccer. My favorite part about the building is that it has two soccer fields that are separated by a bar. So after you go out and run around, playing to win a game, you can go up to the bar in the middle of the two fields and start to hurl insults down on the people playing below. It is a pretty fun thing to do and something that almost feels like a winter rite of passage, if you will. Nevertheless, the great thing about the Bladium is that it exists in a metal building that was constructed by Anthem Steel. In reality, there is not a lot that is meaningful about the metal building other than the fact that it offers the opportunity for another field and complex to be created by the same company. The beauty of owning and operating a facility that runs out of a steel building is that it can be easily replicated. When you look at the grand scheme of operating a business, you have to realize that the majority of costs are going to be overhead associated with labor and the capital costs necessary to build a new building or something like that. What having a metal building does is it allows for people to save up their money to spend on something else or lower their capital costs entirely. Constructing a business to run out of a metal building is much more cost effective because the majority of the companies that build the metal structures have prefabricated steel beams that they use in the construction process. This not only reduces the amount of time that it takes to build the structure, but it also allows for labor costs and material costs to be drastically reduced.