INDIANAPOLIS (February 6, 2023) – Tickets for the 2023 U.S. Classic and accompanying Hopes Championships will be available for purchase Monday, February 13. The annual event, which was last held in the Chicagoland area in 2017 and will return to NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., August 4-5, will welcome many of the nation’s top artistic gymnasts and will once again feature a men’s division in 2023.
"The 2023 U.S. Classic and the opening ceremony for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are separated by less than a year, and we know the competition on the floor is going to reflect that," said Stefanie Korepin, USA Gymnastics Chief Programs Officer. "As the path to Paris begins to ramp up, fans will have the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the sport alongside the next generation of talent vying for a spot on the Olympic stage next year."
In a nod to the region’s longstanding history of hosting this event, ticket prices are consistent with 2017 – the last time the U.S. Classic was in market. All-session tickets, spanning the Hopes Championships and U.S. Classic junior and senior men’s and women’s sessions, may be purchased through Ticketmaster.com for as little as $78. Groups of ten or more may also purchase single-session tickets starting February 13 at USClassicGroups.com, with prices ranging from $25-$55 depending on the session and location.
World all-around silver medalist and collegiate standout Leanne Wong (Overland Park, Kan./University of Florida) captured the senior all-around title in 2022, while Olympian and World horizontal bar champion Brody Malone (Aragon, Ga./Stanford University) topped the inaugural men’s field. Other past winners of the historically women’s event include Olympic champions Simone Biles, Dominique Dawes, Nastia Liukin, Jaycie Phelps, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross.
The U.S. Classic is the final opportunity for gymnasts to qualify to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships – the annual national championship for artistic gymnastics in the United States. Gymnasts who are already qualified often use the event as a critical final tune-up ahead of the U.S. Championships.
The Hopes Championships and the U.S. Classic junior women’s competition are set for Friday, August 4. Junior and senior men and senior women will take the floor Saturday, August 5.
Visit usagymclassic.com to learn more and purchase tickets.
About USA Gymnastics
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, overseeing six disciplines: acrobatic, artistic, gymnastics for all, parkour, rhythmic, and trampoline and tumbling. A member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and International Gymnastics Federation, the organization serves more than 200,000 members, including athletes from the beginner to elite levels, parents, coaches, clubs and club owners, and supports the U.S. teams for the Olympic Games, World Championships, and other top-tier international events. USA Gymnastics is committed to delivering top-quality education, actively growing the sport across all levels and disciplines, and providing safe, positive and empowering experiences for all participants. For more on USA Gymnastics, visit www.usagym.org. To watch live and on-demand USA Gymnastics coverage, visit flipnow.tv.
About NOW Arena
NOW Arena, owned by the Village of Hoffman Estates and managed by OVG360, is an 11,000-seat multipurpose family entertainment, cultural, and sports arena located in Hoffman Estates, IL. NOW Arena, which opened in 2006, is designed to accommodate a variety of events including concerts, family shows, and sporting events. For more information regarding NOW Arena and upcoming events, please visit the arena’s website at NOWArena.com.