US Olympic Swimming Trials Tickets Are Now Available at a 10% Discount

If you managed to hold out this long before buying your tickets to the US Olympic Trials, congratulations! Meet organizers have begun to roll out discounts on remaining tickets for the meet that will be held inside Lucas Oil Stadium, which counts the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL as its primary tenant.

While changes to the Ticketmaster system make it hard to get a good read on how many tickets are still available for each session, it appears as though the seats along the 50 meter length of the pool will be full for most sessions. Crowds on the start and turn ends will be more sporadic based on sales with the meet four days away, especially for the weeknight sessions, where some of the corners have a lot of tickets remaining as well.

A 10% discount code has been pushed over the last few days by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on X (formerly known as Twitter). J. Douglas Boles, president of The Speedway, has been helping USA Swimming with their marketing efforts.

The code does not appear to be on USA Swimming’s social media channels, only those of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Note: you have to enter the code on Ticket Master before selecting seats, or the discount will not be applied.

The event will be the biggest in swimming history, with an initial seating capacity of somewhere around 30,000 spectators (though a few sections have been removed from the Ticketmaster map). Even without a sellout, it is likely that most sessions will eclipse those from Omaha, where the meet has been hosted since 2008, and where the seating capacity was under 15,000 once the pool was constructed.

The tickets are also markedly more expensive than in Omaha. In the original 2020 sale, “Gold” tier seats cost $90 per day with the cheapest tickets running $60 per day – remembering that there are only two levels at the CHI Health Center in Omaha versus the six in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

This year, the price of a day pass ranges from $56 in the 600 level to $268 in the 100 level.

All prices are listed exclusive of fees. Prices for the 100 level at this year’s Trials meet, including fees and the 10% discount, are $252.64/ticket.

A previous 20% discount was offered around the holidays.

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fly25
1 month ago

What’s a good site to sell tickets? I was going to list them heavily discounted but ticketmaster doesn’t allow for resale under the purchase price

Flutterfly
1 month ago

With all that water and the temperature is reaching 100° outside, think there will be an air quality issue in the stadium?

Holden Caulfield's 400 IM
1 month ago

Definitely the most innovative and original way I’ve heard someone say “Let them eat cake” in the past 30 minutes.

Creed Ko
1 month ago

Too little too late. For those who don’t live in or near Indy, the window to book flight and hotel is long gone.
Does anyone know if there is a discount for families who actually have a son or daughter competing or do they have to pay full price also?

Death by Exile
Reply to  Creed Ko
1 month ago

Have to pay full price!

Flutterfly
Reply to  Creed Ko
1 month ago

We are paying full price

Susan
1 month ago

I am constantly amazed at how much money people are spending. Where I live, two tacos are over 20 bucks, and restaurants are full..swimming tickets at 250? When it is free on utube. When will enough be enough? Not while thousands are paying thousands to watch trials. Talk about a sport for the wealthy!

Former swim dad
Reply to  Susan
1 month ago

If you have a kid there you just do it. Once in a lifetime deal for most. I was fortunate to go to Omaha the last two times and it was a fantastic experience. USA Swimming does a great job presenting trials.

HulkSwim
Reply to  Former swim dad
1 month ago

So, a twice in a lifetime deal 😉

Former Swimmer
Reply to  Susan
1 month ago

Right? My grocery bill is $200 more a week than last year (and getting paid virtually the same) and USA swimming is expecting people to pay hundreds for literal nose bleeds. Intentions were good (let tens of thousands watch trials), but as the economy got worse and worse, it doesn’t make sense anymore.

Penguin
Reply to  Former Swimmer
1 month ago

So… tickets are a fraction of one quarter of your monthly grocery budget? sounds like you can afford them!

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

Bring your telescope!

It's Jess!
Reply to  Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
1 month ago

Just found my binoculars. 🫡

Greg P2
1 month ago

The time to charge 250 dollars per ticket was in 2008, 2012 and 2016 when Phelps was dominating the SwimmingVerse and battling the likes of Crocker and Lochte

Xman
1 month ago

Im guessing 2028 will be at the LA pool. At least I hope so…

Alright guys where should we host trials next? Wrong answers only…

Lawrence Kansas

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

Anchorage, AK

Global warming …….

Former Swim Mom
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

Scranton, Pennsylvania

swimmer
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

anchorage alaska

CrinkleCut
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

The Seine has great water quality. I say we hold them there next time!

Markster
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

New Orleans

Xman
Reply to  Markster
1 month ago

Wrong answers only… that would be a good time and I’m all for it.

PFA
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

Lake Michigan in the great bay of Chicago…

BackstrokeBabe
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

Reno

swimws
Reply to  Xman
1 month ago

Gary, IN

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