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Travel Information

Air Travel

Athletes traveling by air to the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will find it convenient to fly into either Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or the Long Beach Airport (LGB). Visit airport websites at (Los Angeles) or (Long Beach) for airport information. The airline discounts listed below are valid for the Championships.

United Airlines (LAX only): Call 800-521-4041 and ask for Meeting ID code 529OZ and USATF Outdoors. 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 provided for travel booked 30 days prior to the travel. Applicable travel dates are June 18-30, 2005.

American Airlines (LAX and LGB): Call 800-433-1790 and ask for Meeting ID code A4865BE and USATF Outdoors for the 5% discount off of applicable fares. Applicable travel dates are June 18-30, 2005.

Airport Shuttle

Los Angeles International Airport: The Local Organizing Committee will provide a complimentary airport shuttle from the Los Angeles International Airport ONLY to the Westin Long Beach and the Long Beach Hilton during specific scheduled hours during the day from Tuesday, June 21 thru Monday, June 27. Scheduled pick-up times will be available on the USATF website at a later date.

Long Beach Airport: Athletes flying into the Long Beach Airport will be responsible for their own ground transportation. Shuttles will not operate from the Long Beach Airport. Cabs are readily available at the Long Beach Airport.

Vaulting Poles

The Local Organizing Committee will provide airport pick-up at Los Angeles International Airport and the Long Beach Airport for vaulting poles by reservation only. Athletes wishing to have their poles picked up must contact Rich Perelman no later than June 14, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. PT to schedule pick-up.

Car Rental

Available at...
Avis 800-331-1212 yes yes
Budget 800-212-1203 yes yes
Dollar 800-800-3665 yes no
Enterprise 800-736-8222 yes yes
Hertz 800-331-1212 yes yes
National 800-227-7368 yes yes
Thrifty 800-847-4389 yes no
Alamo 800-462-5266 yes no

Other Ground Transportation Options

For van service, shuttle service, limousines and other ground transportation options, please visit the airport website of your choice. Los Angeles International (; Long Beach Airport (

Directions to The Home Depot Center

The Home Depot Center
18400 Avalon Blvd.
Carson, CA 90746

Event Shuttle Buses

Complimentary shuttle bus service will operate from the Long Beach Westin and the Long Beach Hilton to and from The Home Depot Center from Thursday through Sunday of the Championships.

A practice shuttle bus will operate on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22 beginning 30 minutes before practice and ending 30 minutes after practice.

Shuttles will be for the exclusive use of athletes, coaches, officials and media. A valid Championships credential will be necessary to gain admittance to the bus during competition days. No credential will be needed for the practice shuttle.

A shuttle bus schedule will be available at packet pick-up.

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