Up for Bid: 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open

By Connect Sports Staff, February 23, 2016

USA Weightlifting is currently seeking bids to host its 2016 American Open in early December. The event is expected to draw 500 athletes and about 600 spectators.

Here are the details:

Deadline to bid: Feb. 28

Preferred dates: Dec. 1-4 or Dec. 8-11

Venue requirements: 30,000 square feet of flexible competition space; seating for 600 spectators (preferably raised); breakout rooms; Wi-Fi

Estimated number of participants:  500

Hotel requirements: Near airport; walking distance to venue

Room nights: 1,300

Rate: $119

Rights fee: $8,000; $500 consideration fee

For the complete RFP, click here.

For more information, email Phil Andrews, Interim CEO/Director, Events & Programs, at phil.andrews@usaweightlifting.org.

Connect Sports is pleased to introduce to you the winners of the 2019 Connect Sports Tourism Excellence Awards, presented by SportsNC.

The Softball Players Association is seeking bids to host its 2020 Senior World Championships. RFPs are due Nov. 9.

All attendees at Connect Sports 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky, can attest that this year’s conference was our best. Here are the highlights.

Holly Anderson, a key player in the sports tourism industry for more than a decade, has been promoted to lead Connect Sports.