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2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships coming to Mesa

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Arizona Athletic Grounds offers 41 pickleball courts and a 2,000-seat pickleball stadium and plays host to the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress)
2024 USA Pickleball National Championships at Arizona Athletic Grounds
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USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for pickleball in the U.S., has named Mesa as the location for the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships, the premier tournament in the sport of pickleball.

Pickleball Nationals will be hosted at the Arizona Athletic Grounds from November 10-17, welcoming competitors from around the nation, according to a press release. Arizona Athletic Grounds is located in southeast Mesa at 6321 S. Ellsworth Road, near the Queen Creek border.

“The 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships will be a true destination event for the best of the best in our sport. We look forward to welcoming our community to the Valley of the Sun to enjoy this year’s Nationals along with the beautiful weather, outdoor activities, and tourist attractions that Arizona has to offer,” said Mike Nealy, USA Pickleball CEO.

“Our team has been listening intently to the feedback and insights from our players, which is why this year’s Nationals will truly be a reimagined version with the player experience prioritized above all else from beginning to end. We are thrilled to work with the team at Arizona Athletic Grounds and ELITE Sports to host a fantastic and high-quality competition experience at a state-of-the-art pickleball venue.”

Arizona Athletic Grounds offers 41 pickleball courts and a 2,000-seat pickleball stadium.

Off the court, Mesa offers visitors and families countless activities and exploration, from the area’s popular natural attractions including Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail, Salt and Verde Rivers, and Usery Mountain Regional Park, to educational and cultural adventures like interactive museums, Broadway musicals and Old West towns. Recognized as offering one of the most family-friendly communities in the nation, Mesa and the surrounding area are home to attractions and activities that appeal to visitors of all ages.

“The 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships in Mesa, Arizona, is not just a major sports event, but a catalyst for economic growth. With USA Pickleball at the helm, the event promises substantial economic benefits for local businesses, from hotels to restaurants. It’s a unique convergence of Mesa’s warm hospitality and elite sports facilities, set to deliver an unparalleled experience,” says Nikki Balich, executive director of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission.

She further emphasizes the impact of the event, stating, “This championship is a game-changer for Arizona’s economy.”

2024 USA Pickleball National Championships at Arizona Athletic Grounds

Players at this year’s Pickleball Nationals can expect a week of elite competition at one of the country’s top pickleball venues and sport facilities, an exclusive gifting experience, fantastic spectator and viewing experience for family and friends.

“I’m excited to partner with USA Pickleball to host the 2024 Biofreeze USA Pickleball National Championships at Arizona Athletic Grounds,” said Mike Burke, Arizona Athletic Grounds president.

“Both organizations are hard at work to deliver an exceptional experience for athletes, fans, and the community. We welcome everyone to join us for a week of great competition and to enjoy an unforgettable experience at the newly revitalized Arizona Athletic Grounds.”

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