2016 AT&T American Cup tickets go on sale Oct. 19
NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 16, 2015 – Tickets for the 2016 AT&T American Cup, the USA’s most prestigious international invitational and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series, go on sale Monday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. ET. The 2016 AT&T American Cup, which will be held at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on March 5, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. ET, will feature the world’s best gymnasts in a one-day all-around competition. The Nastia Liukin Cup, which showcases many of the country’s top Junior Olympic female gymnasts, will be staged in conjunction with the AT&T American Cup on March 4 at Prudential Center.
2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin will attend the New Jersey Devils-San Jose Sharks game at Prudential Center today to support the ticket on-sale announcement. Liukin will sign autographs for fans on the main concourse during the first intermission, and local gymnastics club demonstrations will take place on the main concourse throughout the game. Liukin will also ride on the Zamboni during the second intermission and participate in some in-arena promotions during the game.
Tickets range in price from $35-$250. The platinum ($250) ticket also includes a reserved seat for the Nastia Liukin Cup. Tickets may be purchased through ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will be available at Prudential Center’s box office beginning Tuesday, October 20 at 11 a.m. For group sales (10+ people) information, please call Prudential Center’s Group Sales department at 973-757-6250. Discounted tickets are also available through local gym clubs that participate in the Club Ticket Sales Program. For additional information, please go to attamericancup.com.
Invitations to compete in the 2016 AT&T American Cup, which became an International Gymnastics Federation all-around World Cup event in 2011, will be based on performances at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Two-time World and three-time U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and the Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev won the titles at the 2015 AT&T American Cup.
In addition to Liukin, the impressive list of former American Cup champions also includes Bart Conner, Tim Daggett, Paul Hamm, Jonathan Horton, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Danell Leyva, Shannon Miller, Mary Lou Retton, Kurt Thomas, Peter Vidmar, Jordyn Wieber and Kim Zmeskal-Burdette. Past sites for the American Cup include: New York City (1976-80, 1982-84, 2004, 2008, 2012); Ft. Worth, Texas (1981, 1996-98); Indianapolis, Ind. (1985); Fairfax, Va. (1986-90, 2003); Orlando, Fla. (1991-94, 2000-02); Seattle, Wash. (1995); St. Petersburg, Fla. (1999); Uniondale, N.Y. (2005); Philadelphia (2006); Jacksonville, Fla. (2007, 2011); Hoffman Estates, Ill. (2009); Worcester, Mass. (2010, 2013); and Arlington, Texas (2015).
Held annually in conjunction with the AT&T American Cup, the Nastia Liukin Cup is named after Nastia Liukin, the 2008 Olympic all-around champion who has five Olympic and nine World medals to her credit. The annual event features 36 gymnasts who qualify through the Nastia Liukin Cup Series, which includes many of the country’s top invitationals held throughout January and February.
The Nastia Liukin Cup made its debut in 2010 in Worcester and returned in 2013. Other sites for the Nastia Liukin Cup are Jacksonville, Fla. (2011), New York City (2012), Greensboro (2014) and Arlington, Texas (2015).
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International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: gymnastics for all, men’s artistic, women’s artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, aerobic and acrobatic. It counts 142 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne, Switzerland, host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). For more information, go to www.fig-gymnastics.com.