AT&T Stadium to Host 2015 American Cup

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    The American Cup is set to be the first gymnastics event at AT&T Stadium next year. The event on March 7, 2015, will be slightly more than a year before the Summer Olympics in Brazil. It will be the first American Cup in Texas since a three-year run in Fort Worth from 1996 to 1998. The top Junior Olympic hopefuls will compete the day before the American Cup in an event named after Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin.

    AT&T Stadium in Arlington will host the American Cup in 2015, organizers announced Wednesday morning.

    USA Gymnastics and AT&T Stadium officials said the event will take place March 7, 2015, and will be the first time the international invitational gymnastics competition will be held in a football stadium.

    "AT&T Stadium will be a truly unique stage to showcase gymnastics as the Road to Rio heats up in 2015," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics in a news release.

    AT&T Stadium to Host 2015 American Cup

    [DFW] AT&T Stadium to Host 2015 American Cup
    AT&T Stadium will host the American Cup in 2015, organizers announced Wednesday morning.

    Legendary gymnastic coach Bela Karolyi and some star gymnasts were on hand for the announcement at AT&T Stadium on Wednesday, including Olympic gold medalists Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson, Kurt Thomas and bronze medalist Kim Zmeskal-Burdette — all winners of the American Cup in the past.

    The event is part of the World Cup with the International Gymnastic Federation and challenges gymnasts to a one-day all-around competition.

    US Gymnastics to Announce Major Event at AT&T Stadium

    [DFW] US Gymnastics to Announce Major Event at AT&T Stadium
    Leaders with US Gymnastics are planning something big at AT&T Stadium.

    In addition to the American Cup, the stadium will hold The Nastia Liukin Cup, featuring top Junior Olympic female gymnasts, on March 6, 2015. The cup, obviously, is named for five-time Olympic and nine-time World medal winner Nastia Liukin.

    Liukin and Patterson both, of course, are from North Texas.

    Tickets are expected to go on sale this fall.