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Air Travel

Athletes traveling by air to the Olympic Trials will find it convenient to fly into Sacramento International Airport. The airport is serviced by all major airlines. The DoubleTree Hotel is approximately 12 miles from the airport.

Airline Discounts

USA Track & Field has negotiated airline discounts for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Track & Field on American Airlines and United Airlines. Contact the airlines as outlined below.

  • American Airlines: Call 800-433-1790 and ask for Meeting ID A8874AH. Discounts: 5% off lowest applicable fare including first class, or 10% off full-fare with a 7-day advance. An additional 5% discount will be awarded for travel booked 30 days prior to travel. Applicable travel dates are July 3-23, 2004.
  • United Airlines: Call 800-521-4041 and ask for Meeting ID code 522AE. Discounts: 5% off lowest applicable fare including first class, or 10% off full fare with a 7-day advance. An additional 5% discount will be awarded for travel booked 30 days prior to the travel. Applicable travel dates are July 4-22, 2004.

Complimentary Airport Shuttle

A complimentary airport shuttle will operate from Wednesday, July 7, 2004 through Monday, July 19, 2004 from the Sacramento International Airport to the DoubleTree Hotel ONLY. Shuttles will operate on a 30-minute interval from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Athletes staying at hotels other than the meet headquarters will be responsible for their own airport transportation.

Super Shuttle

Super Shuttle offers service from the airport to all hotels for a fee. Super Shuttle is located directly outside of the baggage claim area at each terminal. Reservations are not required except for large parties or private charter. Simply go to the Super Shuttle Service Center and purchase either a round-trip or one-way ticket. Typical charge is $12 one-way.

Car Rentals

Alamo ............................................................... 800-462-5266
Avis .................................................................. 800-831-2847
Budget .............................................................. 800-527-0700
Dollar ................................................................ 800-800-4000
Enterprise ......................................................... 800-726-8227
Hertz ................................................................ 800-654-3131
National ............................................................ 800-227-7368

Parking

Parking at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex (competition venue) is limited and has a daily charge. Athletes are advised to ride the event shuttle buses.

Driving Directions

Airport to the DoubleTree Hotel: Distance from hotel: 12 mi. - Driving time: approx. 20 min.

From the Airport

(Airport is north of the hotel): Take I-5 south to the Garden Highway exit. Turn left on Garden Highway, following Garden Highway as it turns into Garden-Arden access. Continue until it turns into Arden Way. Continue on Arden Way, going under Interstate 80. The hotel is just past Interstate 80 on Arden Way. Directly after I-80, on Arden Way, the hotel grounds will be on the right-hand side. Turn right on Point West Way, and right into the hotel parking lot.

General Driving Directions

Going North on I-5: Take I-5 to HWY 50. Take HWY 50 east to Business 80/Capital City Freeway east. Exit at Arden Way east, keep right. Take the first right onto Point West Way.

Going South on I-5: Take the Garden Highway exit, turning left onto Garden Highway. Continue on Garden Highway until it turns into Garden-Arden. Continue on Garden-Arden as it turns into Arden way. Continue on Arden Way, going under Interstate 80. Just past Interstate 80 you will turn right onto Point West Way, and right into the hotel parking lot.

From HWY 99: Keep to the left when approaching Sacramento. HWY 99 merges into Business 80/Capital City Freeway. Take the Arden Way exit East, keep right. Take the first right onto Point West Way.

From HWY 50: Take the Business 80/Capital City Freeway split. Exit at Arden Way east, keep right. Take the first right onto Point West Way.

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