ST. LOUIS – May 18, 2016 – Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin is visiting St. Louis to promote the upcoming 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Gymnastics and P&G Gymnastics Championships for women’s and junior men’s gymnastics.  Scheduled for June 23-26, the event will be held at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena.  While in town, Liukin will announce details of the Fan Fest that will take place connected to the Trials and Championships.  She will also throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Cardinals-Rockies game as well as meet with local media during her stay.

Scheduled for June 23-26, the Fan Fest for the men’s Trials and P&G Championships will take on a Rio theme, as the Brazilian city hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics.  Outside Chaifetz Arena, there will be a beach and palm trees, as well as music, autographs, food, face painting, and other fun activities along with the opportunity to buy merchandise.  In addition, hundreds of children ages 7-13 are expected to participate in an Olympic Day celebration, followed by an opening ceremony on June 23 at 11:30 a.m.  More information on the Fan Fest and a detailed schedule will be released soon.

Tickets for the Trials and Championships may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Ticketmaster outlets and the Chaifetz Arena Box Office.  For more information, visit stlouis2016.com.

Single-session tickets are on sale for every session, with prices depending on session and seat locationAll prices are subject to applicable fees.  All times are Central.

June 23
1 p.m.      P&G Championships – Junior Men           $10 – $30
7 p.m.      Men’s Olympic Trials                                   $20 – $70

June 24
1 p.m.      P&G Championships – Junior Women     $25 – $40
7:30 p.m. P&G Championships – Senior Women    $40 – $95

June 25
1 p.m.     P&G Championships – Junior Men           $15 – $35
7 p.m.     Men’s Olympic Trials                                   $25 – $75

June 26
1 p.m.    P&G Championships – Junior Women      $15 – $35
7 p.m.    P&G Championships – Senior Women     $45 – $105

Other ticket packages also available are listed below.  Pricing varies based on seat location; all times are Central.

  • Men’s Olympic Trials – June 23 and 25: $55-$105
  • Women’s Day 1 – June 24: $75-$125
  • Women’s final day – June 26:  $90-$140
  • Senior men’s and women’s finals – June 25 and 26: $85-$135
  • All-session tickets – all eight competition sessions:  tickets range in price from $150-$495 (plus applicable fees).  The platinum package ($495 plus fees) comes with a reserved seat in the first three rows, an autographed poster, and an Olympian meet-and-greet.

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team will be announced on June 25 in St. Louis per the approved selection procedures and pending approval of the United States Olympic Committee.  The P&G Championships will determine the women who will compete in the women’s trials, as well as the national champions and national teams for junior and senior women and junior men.  Both days of competition count equally for each of the events.

The St. Louis Sports Commission is the local host for both events.

The trials and nationals for men’s and women’s gymnastics are being held separately to accommodate the differences in scheduling needed to properly identify and prepare athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The P&G Gymnastics Championships for the senior men will be staged June 3-5 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., and will determine the men who will compete at the men’s Olympic Trials.  The women’s Secret U.S. Classic will be held in conjunction with the men’s P&G Championships.  The last time the men’s and women’s national championships were held at different times and locations was in 2008.  The U.S. Olympic Trials – Women’s Gymnastics is set for July 8 & 10 at SAP Center at San Jose, Calif.  The last time the men’s and women’s trials were held separately was in 1976.

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for all sports are a collaborative undertaking between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies and the local organizing committees.