Up for Bid: 2019 USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships

By Connect Sports Staff, March 6, 2018

USA Weightlifting is currently seeking bids to host its 2019 Youth National Championships  in June. The three-event typically grew to more than 800 participants in Atlanta in 2017.

Here are the details:

Deadline to bid: Open

Preferred dates: June 13-16, 2019 is preferred; also accepting bids for the week before and after.

Venue requirements: 40,000 square feet of flexible competition space; 9,000 square feet for training space; seating for 600 spectators;Complimentary minimal 15MB wired upload internet speed,

Estimated number of participants: 700+

Hotel requirements: Near airport; walking distance to venue

Room nights: 1,450

Rate: $119 or less

Rights fee: $10,000 or greater

For the full RFP, click here.

For more information, email Pedro Meloni, senior events manager, at pedro.meloni@usaweightlifting.org.

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