|Olympic Trial Tickets On Sale|| |
Jun 24, 2011
2012 Trials tickets to go on sale Saturday
SPRINGS, Colo. – Tickets to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
– Swimming will go on sale Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. CT,
marking one year out from the biggest domestic competition of the
quadrennial. Tickets to the historic event will be available
through any Ticketmaster outlet including
Only all-session tickets for the event, which will take place next year from June 25 to July 2, will be available for purchase on Saturday. In recognition of Visa’s long-standing support of USA Swimming, we are proud to accept VISA exclusively. Ticket prices are $525, $425 or $325 for the 15 sessions, which include seven morning preliminary sessions and eight evening finals.
New this year, 140 fans will enjoy the view of a lifetime through a limited number of $1,000 tickets, which each offer a seat directly on the pool deck.
What: The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming
Where: Qwest Center Omaha, in Omaha, Nebraska
When: June 25-July 2, 2012
Tickets: All-session tickets (15 sessions) go on Sale Saturday through any Ticketmaster outlet including ticketmaster.com
Prices: $325-$525 based on location, $1000 for pool deck seats
The 2008 Olympic Trials saw the fall of nine world records and 21 American records, and served as the launch pad for Michael Phelps’ historic eight-gold-medal performance at the Olympics in Beijing. The event was the most successful swimming event in the U.S. to date, with more than 160,000 spectators in attendance through the eight-day competition.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will mark the second time that the event has been held at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., and the competition to make the U.S. Olympic Team is expected to be intense. Athletes will be added to the U.S. Olympic Team at each of the eight finals sessions.
“More than 1,200 swimmers are expected to compete in Omaha, vying for the prized 50 spots on the U.S. Olympic Team roster,” said Mike Unger, USA Swimming’s assistant executive director. “Fans in attendance will likely see a number of American and perhaps world records established, and they’ll get an up-close view of the greatest names in our sport – Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Jason Lezak, Dara Torres, Natalie Coughlin and many more. This will truly be a spectacle and a can’t-miss event.”
Harold Cliff, president of the Omaha Sports Commission, said that while a record 160,000 people attended the 2008 Trials in Omaha, he expects ticket demand to be much higher in 2012.
“For many fans, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials was their first exposure to a swim meet, so we had to educate people on what a swimming event was about, but once people saw the action they were hooked,” Cliff said. “We strongly urge people to buy all-session tickets early so they can see all the action and witness these American stars as the vie to make Team USA.”