US Olympic Table Tennis Trials Awarded to Greensboro, NC
Courtesy of USA Table Tennis
Greensboro Coliseum Complex To Host Trials February 4-7, 2016
October 6, 2015 (Colorado Springs, CO) – USA Table Tennis (USATT) announced today that the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC has been selected as the host site for the 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Trials. The trials will take place from Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 7.
The Canton Civic Center (Canton, OH), in partnership with Visit Canton, was the other finalist in the bid process.
“We are very excited to be partnering with such an outstanding facility and a world-class organizing committee,” commented USATT CEO Gordon Kaye. “There were a number of very competitive bids and very compelling opportunities, including an outstanding bid from the team in Canton, OH. In the end, we felt that the bid from Greensboro gave our organization and our athletes the best opportunity to showcase our great sport to the widest audience possible.”
The Bid Committee for Greensboro is a collaborative partnership among the Greensboro Coliseum Complex; the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau; the Greensboro Sports Commission; and the Triangle Sports Commission, a U.S. Olympic Committee Community Olympic Partner.
“We are delighted that the U.S. Olympic Trials – Table Tennis are returning to North Carolina in 2016,” said Hill Carrow, Chairman of the NC Bid Committee. “We, at the Triangle Sport Commission had a great experience hosting the 2012 Trials in Cary. To support USA Table Tennis’ vision of an expanded and enhanced Trials experience for the athletes, we are fortunate to partner with the sports leadership team in Greensboro to help take the U.S. Trials to a whole new level. We are excited to be a part of the Road to Rio and are looking forward to serving as the starting point for the success of our country’s Table Tennis athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.”
About USA Table Tennis
USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American and Olympic Games. For more information on USA Table Tennis visit www.usatt.org.
About the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Hosting more than 1,100 events on an annual basis, the eight-venue Greensboro Coliseum Complex is one of the most actively booked facilities in the country. With its incredible versatility, the Complex has gained worldwide acclaim from promoters, producers, event planners and patrons. The 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Trials will be held in the Complex’s Special Events Center, a 167,000-square-foot venue that includes three exhibition halls, a 5,000-seat mini-arena and nine meeting rooms. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex also includes the 22,000-seat Greensboro Coliseum which has a long and distinguished history of hosting NCAA and ACC basketball championships, as well as the Greensboro Aquatic Center, ACC Hall of Champions, White Oak Amphitheatre and Pavilion. For more information on the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, visit www.greensborocoliseum.com.