Gonna Miss #Rio2016? Here Is Where To Get Your Fix
August 20, 2016
The Olympics in Rio is over. Don’t fret! Though some of these sports are seen as a once-every-four-years sort of thing, you can still enjoy the stars of the Olympic Games in this area after Rio.
Here is a rundown of where and when to see your favorite Olympic athletes live. If you are looking for tickets, call/text 1-877-959-4699 or click here for a free price quote:
Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions | Free Price Quote
Friday, November 4 at 7:30pm at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, November 6 at 5pm at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm at Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
The darlings of Rio, “Final Five” members Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman will headline this Tour of Gymnastics Champions show, which provides fans a mix of music, floor exercises and gymnastic routines.
Members of the USA Men’s team and even former standouts like Nastia Liuken will execute their powerful routines at this exhibition as well. Though there has not been official word that New Jersey native Laurie Hernandez will join the tour, it’s a safe bet she will be added to the roster as well.
New York Liberty September 2016 Schedule | Free Price Quote
The USA Women’s National Basketball Team dominated Olympic competition, winning the Gold Medal game by almost 30 points. In September, the WNBA’s New York Liberty and their Olympian Tina Charles host half the Team USA roster, namely:
-Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, September 3;
-Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm on Wednesday, September 7;
-and Delaware native Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky on Friday, September 16.
New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers 2016-17 Schedule | Free Price Quote
For info on when the U.S. Men’s National Team standouts play the Knicks, Nets and Sixers, click here for a rundown.
NYRR Millrose Games | Free Price Quote
Saturday, February 11 at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
The best track and field talent in the world take their speedy talents indoors for this most popular indoor meet in America. Rio standouts like now five-time Gold Medalist Allyson Felix, decathlon Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton and Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse took part in 2016. Expect a mix of Olympians – both past and future stars – to shine in this legendary meet.
Penn Relays 2017 | Free Price Quote
April 2017 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA
The granddaddy of all track and field events in the United States, fans from all over the country and the world ascend onto Franklin Field to see the aspiring Olympians of tomorrow and veteran Olympians of today. Sprinting legend Usain Bolt still holds Penn Relays records from his past appearances.
This annual three-day spring event in Philly schedules races all day long of athletes on the scholastic, collegiate and professional levels. Expect events and concerts after the Relays as well.
Other athletes to look for: Newark, N.J. native and boxing silver medalist Shakur Stevenson has signed with Floyd Mayweather’s MoneyTeam so expect one of his first professional fights to take place in the area; USA fencing had a handful of local athletes like Maplewood, N.J.’s Ibtihaj Muhammad and New York City’s Miles Chambley-Watson and Daryl Homer. These Olympians may make appearances or take part in competitions soon; Serena Williams, who did not advance to the medal rounds, as well as Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medalist, Monica Puig, are expected to compete in the U.S. Open coming in late August and early September.
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