USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee have selected St. Louis to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which will be staged at Enterprise Center June 25–28. In conjunction with the trials, the 2020 USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be staged at the America’s Center Convention Complex. The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will also be announced in St. Louis.
“Bringing the men’s and women’s trials to St. Louis adds another page to the city’s Olympic history book,” said Li Li Leung, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics. “We look forward to working with the USOC, St. Louis Sports Commission and the Enterprise Center team in planning and hosting a trials that provides the perfect setting for the last stage of the USA’s top gymnasts’ journey to Tokyo and creates lasting memories for athletes and fans alike.”
This will mark the first time that St. Louis has hosted the Olympic Trials for both men’s and women’s gymnastics. St. Louis previously hosted the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for men’s gymnastics. The 2016 U.S. Women’s National Championships and the 2000 and 2012 U.S. Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics were also held in St. Louis.
“As an organization dedicated to raising the profile and impact of St. Louis’ Olympic affiliation, the sports commission is honored to host the nation’s top gymnasts on their last stop before the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” said Frank Viverito, president of the St. Louis Sports Commission. “Next year’s trials are an exclamation point to a wonderful run of major gymnastics events we’ve been able to host in St. Louis. We’re grateful to have the opportunity to work with USA Gymnastics once again, and we look forward to partnering with our colleagues at Enterprise Center and our local gymnastics community to deliver an exceptional event next summer.”
The Olympic Trials will also include Team USA’s interactive fan activation. All-session tickets will go on sale to the general public later this year. The local partners for the event are the St. Louis Sports Commission and Enterprise Center.