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Arnold Sports Festival Tickets
2020 Dates: March 5–8
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio
Notable Winners: Rich Gaspari, Shawn Ray, Flex Wheeler, Kevin Levrone, Žydrūnas Savickas, Brian Shaw, Mark Henry
Arnold Sports Festival TicketsThe Arnold Sports Festival is a multi-sport event that brings together about 22,000 athletes who excel at bodybuilding, strongman, martial arts and fitness from across the globe to compete in over 80 events. The festival is named for famous actor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger and got its start in 1993 after combining numerous other events with the Arnold Classic. Being a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, Schwarzenegger had already established the Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition in 1989. Every year for a span of four days, the Arnold Sports Festival becomes an event allowing professionals and amateurs alike to gather to compare workout routines, share experiences and make new friends. This is the main focus of the Arnold Fitness Expo, which takes place during the festival on March 6-8. If you're a fitness enthusiast, you won't want to miss this event. Get your tickets for the Arnold Sports Festival at StubHub today.
Where is the Arnold Sports Festival held?The festival takes place from Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, March 8, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The facility is located in downtown Columbus along the east side of North High Street. The history of the convention center began in 1974, when the Battelle Memorial Institute contributed $36.5 million to found the Battelle Commons Company with the mission to create a downtown convention center. Construction started in 1978, and the doors to the center's foremost venue, Battelle Hall, opened in September 1980. The Greater Columbus Convention Center opened in 1993 and has since been expanded on two occasions.
How many people attend the Arnold Sports Festival?The Arnold Sports Festival is unsurpassed in North America as far as attendance numbers go. Indicative of the number of attendees, the Arnold Classic, the bodybuilding leg of the festival, brings in over 200,000 attendees. With over 1,000 booths, the Greater Columbus Convention Center is filled to the brim.
What are some Arnold Sports Festival records?The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival may be set to break a record of athletes in attendance, but there are some extraordinary event records worth mentioning as well. Legendary Lithuanian strongman Žydrūnas Savickas has won the Arnold Strongman eight times. In 2019, Icelandic strongman superstar Hafthor Júlíus Björnsson, better known as The Mountain, broke the world elephant bar deadlift record at the Arnold Strongman Classic. The lift was an astounding 1044.9 pounds.
What kinds of prizes do top finishers win at the Arnold Sports Festival?Prize money amounts and items vary by event but are typically generous. In 2019, strongman Björnsson won $72,000 for his first-place finish, while in bodybuilding, Arnold Classic Champion Brandon Curry brought home $130,000. Cash prizes are accompanied by Hummer vehicles and watches.
What are other notable events that take place at the Arnold Sports Festival?The fitness and bikini competitions are among the most popular events after bodybuilding and strongman, but other events are equally exciting. The all-star cheerleading competition is a two-day affair that features talented teams from all over. Most notably, the 2014 cheerleading competition saw more than 4,000 competitors showcasing their routines. A panel of expert judges from multiple disciplines score the competition, which culminates in the announcement of the winners and an awards ceremony. The expansive list of events includes Olympic sports such as fencing, judo and gymnastics, combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts and a kids' EXPO event that features Arnold's Strongest Teen and a talent show.
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