USA Masters Games Head to San Diego

The 2017 USA Masters Games will be held in San Diego, with the primary dates set for  July 12-16, according to Hill Carrow, CEO.

The USA Masters Games, the National Sports Festival for Adult Athletes, is a multi-sport event for competitors aged 21 and older.

The first USA Masters Games was held in Greensboro, NC, in July with more than 2,500 registered participants competing in more than 400 events in 24 sports at 19 venues.

Athletes aged 21 to 91 hailed from 10 countries on 6 continents and 45 states. There were 11 World Records, 15 American Records, 6 Zone Records, and 47 State Records set. Athletes were treated to exciting Opening and Closing Ceremonies, , the Games Village, social activities, and live entertainment.
Carrow announced the games will be held annually, with the next edition scheduled for the summer of 2017 in San Diego.
Venues in San Diego are high quality and conveniently located. Competition sites will include the University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of San Diego, Mission Beach, Qualcomm Stadium, and the Chula Vista Elite Training Center (formerly the U.S. Olympic Training Center), among others. Opening Ceremonies will be held at Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers, while social events will highlight San Diego’s favorite entertainment locales.

“The USA Masters Games now has a proven track record as a major competitive and fun event,” Carrow said on the USA Masters Games website. “San Diego, with its extensive multi-sport experience — both the Winter and Summer California State Games are permanently located there — makes for an ideal setting for the Games’ second edition. The high-powered and deeply-experienced Local Organizing Committee, led by the California State Games and supported by the San Diego Exploratory Foundation and the San Diego Tourism Authority, will take the Games to the next level in 2017.