Multi-session tickets go on sale today for 2010 Visa Championships
posted on 04/29/2010

© John Cheng

Note: This release was updated following the announcement that the Acro national championships would be combined in one competition, rather than holding the elite championships at the Visa Championships

HARTFORD, Conn., April 29, 2010 — Multi-session ticket packages for four gymnastics disciplines are now on sale for the 2010 Visa Championships, scheduled for Aug. 10-14 at the XL Center and Chase Arena at the University of Hartford. The 2010 Visa Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships, features the country’s best gymnasts vying for national titles and spots on the U.S. National Team in men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling.

Six new ticket packages are available, including four different packages for men’s and women’s gymnastics at the XL Center: a men’s package that features both days of competition (all three sessions); an all-day women’s package that features both junior and senior sessions for day one or day two; and a senior finals package that features the second day of senior competition for both men’s and women’s gymnastics. A two-day combined trampoline and tumbling package, as well as a two-day rhythmic package, are also available for Chase Arena.

The competition schedule and ticket package options for the 2010 Visa Championships are below.

Ticket package Sessions (dates and times) Price
Men’s gymnastics package, XL Center Junior (1 p.m.) and senior (7 p.m.) sessions, Aug. 11
Senior session, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.
$37, $47
Women’s gymnastics Day 1 package, XL Center Junior (1 p.m.) and senior (7 p.m.) sessions, Aug. 12 $37, $47
Women’s gymnastics Day 2 package, XL Center Junior (1 p.m.) and senior (7:30 p.m.) sessions, Aug. 14 $42, $52
Senior finals package, XL Center Senior men’s second day of competition, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.
Senior women’s second day of competition, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.
$37, $47
Trampoline & tumbling package, Chase Arena Aug. 10
Trampoline and tumbling prelims, 10 a.m.
Aug. 11
Trampoline and tumbling finals, 2 p.m.
$25
Rhythmic gymnastics package, Chase Arena Aug. 13
Rhythmic junior all-around prelims and individual event finals, 9 a.m.
Rhythmic senior all-around prelims and individual event finals, 3 p.m.
Aug. 14
Rhythmic junior and senior all-around finals, 9. a.m.
$27

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster by phone at 800-745-3000; online at www.ticketmaster.com; at all Ticketmaster outlets; at the XL Center Ticket Office; at the University of Hartford Ticket Office; or through participating area gymnastics clubs. All-session tickets for men’s and women’s gymnastics or for rhythmic and trampoline/tumbling are also available that include tickets for all junior and senior sessions. Visa is the only card accepted for the 2010 Visa Championships.

Background on the Visa Championships
In 2010, the Visa Championships visit Connecticut for the first time. The Visa Championships determine the U.S. champions and the national team for each discipline for both the junior and senior elite levels in all five disciplines. NBC Sports and Universal Sports will broadcast and webcast the action from the men’s and women’s gymnastics competitions.

The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is held in conjunction with the Visa Championships and will be conducted at the Connecticut Convention Center. The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is the annual gathering of professional members that offers educational and business sessions, a large exhibitor’s hall and other business and educational opportunities.

About the venues
The XL Center, which was built in 1975, will host two days of competition for both men’s and women’s gymnastics. The XL Center is home to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League, and the home away from home for the University of Connecticut men’s and women's basketball programs. In addition to the resident teams, the XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events and trade shows throughout the season. The XL Center has been the proud host of the Big East Conference Women's Basketball Championship for the past five years and has extended its contract until 2011.

Chase Arena, located at the University of Hartford, will host rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. Chase Arena, which seats 3,500, is part of the Reich Family Pavilion in the University of Hartford’s Sports Center and serves as the home of the university’s basketball teams and other intercollegiate programs, as well as a variety of special events. Located in West Hartford, the university enrolls more than 7,000 students.