(Omaha, NE) -- Swimming fans who bought tickets to the 2020 Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha will get first dibs on tickets for the 2021 trials.
The 2020 trials were cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but will be returning in June for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held in two events, with Wave I on June 4th-7th and Wave II on June 13th-20th at the CHI Health Center Omaha.
Those who had tickets for the 2020 sessions will have their tickets refunded, and will be given the opportunity to re-buy tickets for this summer's trials during a special pre-sale. The remaining tickets will then go on sale for the general public.
MECA says in an effort to deliver the safest competition possible, and to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, the venue seating map has been reconfigured. Daily session attendance capacity will be to roughly 50%. Officials say given the June 2020 Trials had already sold tickets in excess of 90% of capacity, there will be a complete refund of tickets and re-sale beginning Friday, April 16.
Original 2020 ticket purchasers will have two (2) exclusive pre-sale opportunities for both All Session (Wave II only) and Daily tickets, with the Daily tickets providing access to the morning preliminaries and evening finals on a single day. The ticketing timeline is as follows:
- April 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. CT – All Session tickets pre-sale for Wave II
- April 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. CT – All Session tickets for Wave II released to the general public
- April 23, 2021 at 10 a.m. CT – Daily tickets pre-sale for Wave II
- April 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. CT – Daily tickets for Wave I and Wave II released to the general public
Tickets may be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet nationwide or online at ticketmaster.com/swimtrials20. Tickets also can be purchased at the CHI Health Center Omaha box office.
Seats will be sold in physically distanced pods of two, four, or six seats. Fans may purchase up to six tickets for each session and tickets will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis.
Local county health regulations require masks to be worn inside the arena at all times, and event organizers will require this as well, regardless of any changes to local regulations prior to the start of the event. While strongly encouraged, neither a vaccine nor negative COVID-19 test will be required for spectators to enter the arena.
For more information on the Trials visit www.usaswimming.org/trials.
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