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Travel Information

Airport Information

Athletes traveling by air to the Indoor Championships will find it convenient to fly into Logan International Airport (BOS). Logan is approximately 20 minutes from downtown Boston.

Airline Discounts

USA Track & Field has negotiated airline discounts for the 2009  USA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Northwest Airlines. Contact the airline directly to take advantage of these discounts:

Northwest Airlines: Call 800-328-1111 and reference Gold File number "NM374".

  • Discounts from non-hub city airports: 7% discount for tickets with a minimum base price of $200
  • Discounts from hub city airports (Minneapolis, Detroit or Memphis): 5% discount for tickets with a minimum base price of $240.
  • Applicable travel dates are February 25 - March 4, 2009.

Airport Shuttles

Various shuttle services are available at Logan International Airport. Visit the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) website to view shuttle options.

Event Shuttle

The LOC will operate an event shuttle from the Boston Marriott Copley Hotel to the Reggie Lewis Center. You must have a credential to access the shuttle. Shuttle schedules will be available at packet pick-up.

Athletes not wishing to ride the shuttle may take the subway ("T") from the Marriott to the Reggie Lewis Center. The cost is $1.25 one-way. The hotel concierge can provide complete directions.

MBTA Subway Service

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, known as the "T", provides excellent direct service to just about anywhere in the Metropolitan Boston Area. The four main lines, Blue, Green, Red and Orange, all operate throughout the downtown area. A combination of bus and train service is required for travel from Logan International Airport to the downtown hotels. For schedules and maps go to www.mbta.com. Fare tokens or Charlie Cards are for sale at a booth or vending machine at these stations. To avoid waiting in line, buy a reloadable Charlie Card to pay for multiple trips at once.

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Logan International Airport - Blue Line/Green Line: Take the Blue Line (Inbound) to Government Center where you will transfer to any Green Line train (Outbound). Get off at the Copley Station stop. Exit the station onto Boylston Street (in front of the Boston Public Library) - turn right from station exit. At end of block (corner of Boylston and Exeter), take left onto Exeter and walk all the way to the end. Marriott Copley Place Hotel is straight ahead.

Logan International Airport - Blue Line/Orange Line: Take the Blue Line (Inbound) to State Street where you will transfer to any Orange Line train (Outbound). Get off at Back Bay station. Go out onto Dartmouth Street. Walk across the street to the Copley Place Mall (Neiman Marcus). Go through the mall and follow signs to the Marriott Copley Place Hotel, located on the other side of the mall across from Tiffany's.

Taxi Service

Taxi service is available 24 hours. Approximate travel time between Logan Airport and the Marriott Copley Place Hotel is 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic. Fares range from $25-30.

Car Rental

Avis ............................................................... 800-831-2847
Budget ........................................................... 800-527-0700
Dollar ............................................................. 800-800-4000
Enterprise ....................................................... 800-726-8227
Hertz .............................................................. 800-654-3131
National .......................................................... 800-227-7368
Thrifty ............................................................. 800-847-4389
Alamo ............................................................ 800-462-5266

Amtrak Service

Boston can be reached by train from a number of cities in the United States. Exit the Amtrak's Back Bay Station onto Dartmouth Street, and the Marriott Copley is across the street. For more information on train travel visit www.amtrak.com.

Vaulting Poles

Transportation of vaulting poles from the airport to the hotel will be the athlete's responsibility. Vaulting poles may be stored at the Reggie Lewis Center beginning Thursday, February 21. The Marriott will store poles in the luggage storage room. Vaulting poles may be transported from the Boston Marriott Copley Place to the Reggie Lewis Center on the event shuttle at designated times. Schedules will be available at packet pick-up.

Directions to the Reggie Lewis Center

Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA 02120

From the Boston Marriott Copley Place: From the hotel, go southwest on Huntington Avenue (left out of the hotel) going towards Massachusetts Avenue. Turn Left on Massachusetts Avenue. Turn Right on Columbus Avenue. Turn Right on Tremont Street (28 South). Reggie Lewis Center will be on your left. Total distance approximately 2 miles. Driving time 5-10 minutes, depending on traffic.

From Southeast Expressway: Southeast Expressway to Mass. Ave./Roxbury Exit. Exit straight off the ramp and through the lights (Mass. Ave.) onto Melnea Cass Boulevard. Follow to the end and make a left onto Tremont Street. The Reggie Lewis Center is located 1/4 mile on the left.

South of Boston: Route 93 North to Southeast Expressway - follow directions above.

North of Boston: Route 93 South/Route 1 to Southeast Expressway - follow directions above.

West of Boston: Mass. Pike east to last exit (Southeast Expressway) - follow directions above.

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