New Balance to Host the 2022 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championships at the University of Pennsylvania's Historic Franklin Field
Boston, MA – March 23, 2022 – New Balance is proud to officially announce the New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championships in 2022. This new annual event showcases the very best of US high school track and field and will offer strong competition after 3,600 student athletes competed and 5 national records were broken at the New Balance Nationals Indoor Championship held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory in NYC earlier this month. This year, NBNO will be held at the University of Pennsylvania's historic Franklin Field from June 16 to 19, 2022. The Armory Team, who produced NBNI, will be back to ensure a smooth, exciting experience for all the athletes in attendance at NBNO.
With a storied 125-year history of hosting elite track and field, Franklin Field offers an unparalleled experience for high school athletes. Franklin Field is the oldest two-tiered stadium in the country and has played host to presidential speeches, professional football games and college championships.
“We are thrilled to be able to host the New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championships at Franklin Field” said Andy Downin, Senior Manager of Community and Events at New Balance. “Hosting this one-of-a-kind event at Franklin Field allows New Balance to continue to provide an unrivaled athlete focused experience for future world record holders and world champions to compete at the highest level of our sport.”
New Balance will continue to remain diligent in the face of the ongoing COVID pandemic, and will be abiding by all local, state and federal regulations as they arise and change.
About New Balance
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe, and in 2021 reported worldwide sales of $4.4 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com.
About Penn Athletics
The Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania is a broad-based division comprising 33 intercollegiate teams, 35 club sport teams, and expansive intramural sport and campus recreation programs, all taking place within 22 athletics and recreational facilities. The facilities are contained within a contiguous 24-acre footprint at the eastern end of campus, commonly thought to be one of the best athletics infrastructures among urban campuses, with assets such as Franklin Field, the Palestra, and Penn Park. The Penn Relays, the oldest and largest relay competition held in the US, typically attracts more than 15,000 competitors and 110,000 spectators each spring during the last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in April.
About The Armory Foundation
The Armory Foundation is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of "Keeping Kids on Track." Each season The Armory – the proud home of the Millrose Games – hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 220,000 athlete visits. Among its many youth sports and educational programs, including the acclaimed Armory College Prep program, The Armory runs the leading collegiate indoor track meets with the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge and the HBCU Showcase, and hosts the largest high school indoor track meets with this past season’s 26th U. S. Air Force Hispanic Games, The New Balance Games, New Balance Nationals Indoor, the Energice Coaches Hall of Fame and Marine Corps Holiday Classic. New York Road Runners is a proud sponsor of all athletic events at The Armory. The Armory runs the Columbia & NewYork – Presbyterian Indoor Marathon presented by New York Road Runners, which is the world’s largest indoor marathon relay. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and dozens of very large education-focused events. For more: Please visit Armory.NYC and ArmoryTrack.com.
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