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Published: 12/19/2011

Albuquerque to host USA Track & Field Indoor Championships again for third year

Tickets go on sale Wednesday; Olympic athletes to compete
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The 2012 USA Track and Field (USATF) Indoor Championships tickets will go on sale Wednesday, December 21, 2011. The Championships will take place February 25-26, 2012 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The USA Indoor Track and Field Championships are the final event of the Indoor Visa Championship Series, a prestigious series of nationally televised USA Track and Field competitions. Approximately 400 of the very best track and field athletes from Team USA will be competing for a total prize of $130,000, the title of National Champion and the opportunity to qualify for a spot on Team USA for the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships will take place March 9-12, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. National teams gather each year to compete in track and field and this year’s event looks to be a record-breaking year. Preliminary entries were due on December 12th, and no fewer than 160 nations have confirmed their intention of attending the event in Istanbul.

The USA Track and Field Championships taking place in Albuquerque in February will determine which of the approximately 400 athletes will get the opportunity to compete in Istanbul in 2012.

Tickets for the event are available to purchase through the UNM Ticket Office located at 1155 University Boulevard SE, by phone at (505) 925-5858 or online at www.unmtickets.com. Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, December 21st.

General ticket prices
Two-day reserved chair back seats                     $25
General admission tickets two-day pass            $20
Single day chair back tickets                               $15
General admission tickets single day pass         $12

Senior/student tickets

Two-day reserved chair back seats                   $22
General admission two-day pass                      $18
Single day reserved tickets                                $10
General admission single day ticket                 $13

For more information on the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships, visit www.usatf.org and for more information on the IAAF World Indoor Championships, visit www.iaaf.org.
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