Greensboro, North Carolina, has been selected to host the 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships, which will feature more than 1,600 of the country’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling. Scheduled for June 24–28, the competition will include both Junior Olympic and elite levels and will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
This will be the second major gymnastics event to come to Greensboro, which played host to the AT&T American Cup, the premier international event held in the United States, and the Nastia Liukin Cup in March.
“The facilities at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex make Greensboro the perfect East Coast location for this event,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “The USA Gymnastics Championships has something for everyone, from the beauty of rhythmic gymnastics to the amazing feats of strength and balance in acrobatic gymnastics to the highflying excitement of the trampoline and tumbling events, all under one roof. We knew Greensboro would be a great setting for this event based on the excellent job they did with the 2014 AT&T American Cup.”
The local hosts for the event are the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Tournament Hosts of Greensboro, the Greensboro Sports Commission and Sports & Properties, Inc.
“We are thrilled to be selected to host one of USA Gymnastics’ premier events for the second consecutive year,” said Greensboro Coliseum Complex Managing Director Matt Brown. “The success we had in hosting the 2014 AT&T American Cup, recording its highest attendance total in a non-Olympic year since 2000, as well as the all-time attendance record for the Nastia Liukin Cup, demonstrates that Greensboro is an outstanding market for elite gymnastics events. We are excited to build on those successes with the 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships.”
“Landing the USA Gymnastics Championships is a significant accomplishment for Greensboro, and this is a big event with more than 1,600 athletes expected to compete,” said Hill Carrow, CEO of Sports & Properties, Inc.
“We look forward to welcoming gymnastics fans from around the country to Greensboro,” said Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Henri Fourrier. “Our local tourism industry is eager to demonstrate our special brand of ‘southern hospitality’ to all the visitors coming to this exciting event.”