The Trials Are Upon Us but Don’t Forget Indy’s Fina 2004 Championships; Tickets Available

INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, SWIMMING is getting set to have all the oxygen sucked out of its world by the attention that will rightfully be concentrated on the upcoming US Olympic Team Trials in Long Beach, California.

But a recent Indiana Sports Corporation news release reminds us that the WORLD'S elite swimmers from more than 100 countries are coming to Indianapolis to torch the record books, just six weeks after the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Indianapolis and Indiana Sports Corporation will host at Conseco Fieldhouse the first FINA World Swimming Championships to take place in the United States from October 7-11. It will be the most prestigious international swimming event to take place outside the Olympic Games in 2004.

A temporary 25-meter, 300,000-gallon competition pool and a 175,000-gallon warm-up pool will be constructed in the Fieldhouse in a record two-week period for this event, creating an atmosphere where guests will be immersed in the action. Can you imagine a pool being built in a basketball arena? It will definitely be an exciting and memorable experience for many. Athletes committed to compete at this event include Michael Phelps, Ian Thorpe, Alexander Popov, Ed Moses, Lindsay Benko, Jenny Thompson, and others. Come see the world’s best burn up the lanes and join us for the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships!

Now is the time to purchase your tickets. You definitely do not want to miss this amazing event. Starting July 7, Single-Day tickets will be available. These tickets are good for both sessions (AM preliminaries and PM finals). There are four different price levels: Splash Zone $60, Gold Level $50, Silver Level $35, and Bronze Level $25.

Group tickets are also on sale now. Priority seating placement will be given to groups who order 10 or more tickets to any day of competition and multiple-day ticket orders. To receive priority placement, contact Indiana Sports Corporation directly. Group and multiple day tickets can be ordered now by contacting ISC at (800) HI-FIVES or e-mail

All-Session tickets remain on sale for the World Swimming Championships. Splash Zone tickets are available for $300 and Gold Level tickets are $250. Both All-Session tickets are located in premium seats, located in the Krieg DeVault Club Level of Conseco Fieldhouse. All-Session tickets are good for all 5 days and 10 sessions of action.

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