Ryan Crouser, photo courtesy of the NB Track & Field Armory
The Millrose Games is one of the most historic events on the global circuit. For over 100 years, the event was held in Madison Square Gardens, and then, it was moved to the NB Track & Field Armory, as the cost of the meet at the MSG and the lack of compromise by the MSG owners made it quite prohibitive to manage the meet and not loose one’s shirt, trousers, shoes (you get my drift, no way for meet management to keep the meet from bleeding money and keep the integrity of the meet).
The move to the Armory has taken the meet to a smaller, more focused site, but also a site that quite enthusiastic, each year it has been held there. With the spirit of Dr. Norb Sander watching over the Millrose, the Games will come back in 2022, on January 29, 2022 in fact.
Buy your tickets here at this link! https://www.millrosegames.org/
NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 7, 2021 – The Armory Foundation announces tickets for the 114th Millrose Games on Saturday, January 29 will go on sale to the public beginning this Friday, October 8th.
This Millrose Games will be fresh off the heels of a sensational track & field showing by Team USA during the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
“The Millrose Games is renowned as the oldest and most famous indoor meet in the world,” said Millrose Games Meet Director Ray Flynn. “For more than a hundred years, many of the greatest track and field athletes in history have been its champions.
“Thirteen Millrose Games alumni recently won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics Games, and we expect to welcome them and many more medal winners to the 114th edition at the world’s fastest track at The Armory.”
Tickets can be purchased by going to https://www.millrosegames.org/
The Millrose Games is recognized as the most storied event in indoor track and field and annually takes place at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
Two of the signature events of the Millrose Games are the men’s and women’s Wanamaker Mile, with a celebrated history of the world’s fastest men and women indoor milers.
“The Armory is excited to continue its tradition of hosting the most iconic indoor track & field meet in the world,” said Armory Foundation Co-President Rita Finkel. “Each year it’s truly an honor to welcome these amazing track & field athletes on all levels to the New Balance Track & Field Center in front of our loyal Armory supporters in New York City.
“This is the Kentucky Derby of the indoor track & field season.”
The Millrose Games moved to The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights in 2012 after having called Madison Square Garden home from 1914 to 2011. The Games – established by employees of Wanamaker’s Department Store – features track and field’s most prolific male and female stars as well as collegiate, high school, club and youth competitors.
More than 200 athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose and Olympic champions.
This season, the Millrose Games is a part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold, a series of premier one-day professional indoor track and field competitions throughout the world to be televised live internationally. At the end of the tour, the athlete with the most points in each event earns the overall World Athletics Indoor Tour title along with securing $20,000.
For more information on all Armory Track events go to www.armory.nyc.
Go to www.millrosegames.org and www.armorytrack.com for latest news about the Millrose Games including athletes who will be participating in the January 29th meet.
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About The Armory Foundation
The Armory Foundation is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season The Armory – the proud home of the Millrose Games – hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 220,000 visits. Among its many youth sports and educational programs, including the acclaimed Armory College Prep program, The Armory runs the leading collegiate indoor track meets with the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge and the HBCU Showcase, and hosts the largest high school indoor track meets with this past season’s 26th U. S. Air Force Hispanic Games, The New Balance Games, New Balance Nationals Indoor, the Energice Coaches Hall of Fame and Marine Corps Holiday Classic. New York Road Runners is a proud sponsor of all athletic events at The Armory. The Armory runs the Columbia & NewYork – Presbyterian Indoor Marathon Team Relay presented by New York Road Runners, which is the world’s largest indoor marathon relay. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and dozens of very large education-focused events. For more: Please visit Armory.NYC and ArmoryTra
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