So happy to see USATF moving the US Indoor back to the East Coast. Giving our fans a bit of variety is a good thing, and Staten Island will be a fine host. My phone is chock full of messages from Staten Island track geeks who are already excited about the meet. Kudoes to Lauren Primerano and Lou Vasquez, two of the amazing people behind the fine meets at the Ocean Breeze AC. Good things happen to good people and so happy to see the indoor champs go to Staten Island. Now, I have a chance to have Staten Island pizze twice!
NYC Parks’ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex selected to host to 2019, 2020 USATF Indoor Championships
New York City –NYC Parks’ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in New York City will host the 2019 and 2020 USATF Indoor Championships, USATF announced Wednesday.
Opened in 2015, the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex is a 135,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility in Ocean Breeze Park, Staten Island. The $112-million athletic complex recently served as host to the highly successful 2017 and 2018 USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships.
“I am proud to welcome world-class track and field athletes from across the country to New York City for the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The City is committed to producing an unforgettable event for all who travel to Staten Island for this elite competition.”
“Ocean Breeze is a world-class facility – and that’s why we’re thrilled to host USATF’s Indoor Championship, which will bring world-class runners to compete in Staten Island,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. “As a runner myself, I’m looking forward to the excitement and inspiration these athletes will bring to Ocean Breeze.”
The concluding indoor event of the nationally televised USATF Championship Series, The USATF Indoor Championships are a three-day competition featuring the country’s best track & field athletes. Running events from 60 to 3,000 meters, all field events, and the 3,000m race walks are contested each year. The 2020 championships will serve as Team USATF selection for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China.
More information will be available in coming months, including ticket prices, broadcast details, and competition schedules.
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.
About Ocean Breeze
NYC Parks’ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex is a 135,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility in Staten Island. The first facility in the United States to be recognized as a certified International Association of Athletics Federations facility, Ocean Breeze has hosted 14 major championships, including three major national competitions since opening in 2015. The complex also serves as a community resource, offering recreational and athletic amenities to Staten Islanders.