The Millrose Games will be in its’ 105th year. For 98 years, it’s home was the Madison Square Garden. This time, under it’s new owners, it will be run at the New Balance Armory, which is the host to over 65 indoor high school and college track meets with a very fast MONDO indoor 200 meter track.
The new U.S. Open will mean that, for the 99th year, an indoor meet will be in the Madison Square Gardens. The MSG has had the likes of Paavo Nurmi, Willie Ritola, Eamon Coghlan, Marcus O’Sullivan, Mary Slaney, Sergey Bubka, Diane Dixon-all competed at the Gardens.
There is something about the Madison Square Garden. Perhaps, it is the closeness of the crowd. Perhaps, the traditional events. Perhaps, it is the tight track, and the various relays, sprints and throws. The press release from USATF suggests that, perhaps, the meet will showcase a tighter schedule, which has been one of the challenges of any event in the MSG.
In promoting the event, USATF announced that Bernard Lagat will be running the U.S. Open, which will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2011. Lagat, the recent World Champion silver medalist at 5,000 meters, has won eight indoor miles at the MSG.
The VISA Series for 2012, will be the U.S. Open on January 28, 2011, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on February 4, 2011, and the US Indoor Champs, on February 24-26, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
USATF launches U.S. Open at Madison Square Garden; Lagat returns to Garden for men’s mile
Garden legend Bernard Lagat will
“Madison Square Garden feels like
The U.S. Open will be broadcast on ESPN from 7-9 p.m. Eastern on January 29 and is part of USATF‘s most aggressive TV schedule in years.
Though Lagat will be a familiar
Fans can expect traditionally
“The U.S. Open will provide the fast-paced, exciting meet expected at every MSG event,” USATF
“Track and field has a long standing
Visa Championship Series on the air
All told, indoors and outdoors, the
Tickets, starting as low as $15.00,
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