Single-session tickets go on sale June 10 for '10 Visa Championships
posted on 06/08/2010

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., June 8, 2010 — Single-session tickets for four gymnastics disciplines go on sale June 10 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.

Single session tickets range in price from $18-$50, depending on the date and event. Single-session tickets, along with the various multiple-session ticket packages, 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; or at the University of Hartford Ticket Office. Visa is the only card accepted for the 2010 Visa Championships.

The competition schedule and single session ticket prices, plus applicable fees, for the 2010 Visa Championships are below.

Date/discipline/venue Sessions Price (Click link to purchase online)
Aug. 10
Trampoline & tumbling, Chase Arena
Trampoline and tumbling prelims, 10:00 a.m. $15.50/day
Aug. 11
Trampoline & tumbling, Chase Arena
Trampoline and tumbling finals, 10 a.m. $15.50/day
Aug. 11
Men's gymnastics, XL Center
Junior men's session, 1 p.m.
Senior men's session, 7 p.m.
$18
$30, $20, $18
Aug. 12
Women's gymnastics Day 1, XL Center
Junior women's session, 1 p.m.
Senior women's session, 7 p.m.
$23
$43, $30, $19.50
Aug. 13
Men's gymnastics Day 2, XL Center
Senior men's session, 7 p.m. $43, $30, $19.50
Aug. 13
Rhythmic gymnastics, Chase Arena
Rhythmic junior all-around prelims, individual event finals, 9 a.m.
Rhythmic senior all-around prelims, individual event finals, 3 p.m.
$18/day
Aug. 14
Rhythmic gymnastics, Chase Arena
Rhythmic junior and senior all-around finals, 9. a.m. $18/day
Aug. 14
Women's gymnastics Day 2, XL Center
Junior women's session, 1 p.m.
Senior women's session, 7:30 p.m.
$28
$50, $38, $23

 


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 four 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.