USA Gymnastics Hopes & American Classic - Stadium & Arena Event Services | University of Utah

The American Classic and Hopes Classic are returning to the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Tickets are now on sale for both events, with the Hopes Classic taking place Friday, June 21, and the American Classic on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

USA Gymnastics Hopes & American Classic

Tickets are available to purchase individually for each day, or you can purchase both days together at a discounted rate. A ticket is valid for both sessions for one day.

Single Day Tickets

Rows 1-10: $20
Rows 11-20: $15
Rows 21-31: $10

Multi Day Tickets

Rows 1-10: $25
Rows 11-20: $20
Rows 21-31: $15

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Friday, June 21 | Hopes Classic

2:40 p.m. – Ages 10-11 and selected 12-13 year-olds
7:15 p.m. – Ages 12-13

Saturday, June 22 | American Classic

10:15 a.m. – Juniors
1:45 p.m. – Seniors

Parking on campus is limited. You can avoid parking by using TRAX or other UTA services to get to the stadium. Lots that parking for this event is allowed in will be marked and parking attendants will be on duty. A full parking map can be viewed here.

Women’s gymnastics has several ways athletes can qualify to the U.S. Championships, including by earning a minimum of 52.000 for seniors or a 51.000 for juniors in the all-around at either the American Classic or U.S. Classic. The U.S. Classic, scheduled for July 20 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, is the final opportunity to advance to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Senior athletes can also qualify by earning a three-event score of 39.750 or a two-event score of 27.000 at either of these two events.


The Hopes classification is just below the elite level and the top 18 athletes in both Hopes age groups (10-11 and 12-13-years old) who achieve the qualification score advance to the Hopes Championships. The Hopes Championships is the culmination of the Hopes season and scheduled for July 19.


Team members and alternates from the 2018 U.S. World Championship Team automatically qualified to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. In addition to the U.S. and American Classics, national team members can earn a berth to the U.S. Championships by achieving the qualification score at a national team verification or international assignment.


About USA Gymnastics

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority—the safety and wellbeing of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to


About the Jon M. Huntsman Center

The Jon M. Huntsman Arena on the University of Utah campus is one of Salt Lake City’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Home of the university’s Runnin’ Utes basketball team, as well as the Red Rocks women’s gymnastics team, the venue has hosted a number of different sporting events, concerts, commencement exercises and other special events. The venue hosted the 1979 NCAA Final Four Tournament and the 1989 Western Athletic Conference. It is the largest arena in the Pac-12 conference system and in 2019, celebrates its 50th anniversary.