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U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha officially sold out

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 15:50:41-04

Officials say the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team swimming trials are completely sold out for the entire eight days of competition, which are June 26-July 3 at the CenturyLink Center in Downtown Omaha.

Officials added that prior to each of the 15 sessions, there will be approximately 200 standing room only tickets that go on sale exclusively at the CenturyLink Center Omaha ticket office. SRO tickets for the morning preliminary sessions cost $15 and will go on sale at 8 a.m. daily, while evening finals tickets are $40 and will go on sale at 4:45 p.m.

“The excitement of watching America’s greatest swimmers compete for a spot on the U.S. team going to Rio continues to build and we are thankful U.S. swimmers will compete in front of a sold-out arena every morning and evening in Omaha,” said Mike Unger, USA Swimming Assistant Executive Director. “We know there are swim fans still hoping to watch the competition and we are working with the Omaha Sports Commission and MECA to create standing room only areas allowing more fans to experience each day of the Trials.”

Officials said that more than 200,000 tickets were sold for the eight days of competition, eclipsing the more than 167,000 sold in 2012 and 160,000-plus in 2008.