Arnold Classic 2019 celebrates its 31st anniversary


Arnold Sports Festival is the world’s largest multi-sport festival already. The Festival will become even larger in 2019, while it will be the health and fitness celebration lasting four days and will be present a record 80 sports and events in Columbus, Ohio. It will take place on February 28-March 3 2019.

The Festival will invite 200.000 sports and fitness fans, over 22.000 athletes, 80 events and sports, including 16 Olympic events. The Festival will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, the Ohio Expo Center, and some other Central Ohio venues.

Battelle Grand and the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will welcome the Arnold Classic and related IFBB Pro League events, the Arnold Amateur NPC Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Fitness, and Physique Championships.

The fans of the expanded Arnold Sports World Kids and Teens EXPO will see the events on March 2-3 at the Ohio Expo Center. Some other events which will be held here are Archery, Twirling, Baton, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Futsal, Pickleball, Martial Arts, XPC Powerlifting/POWER X, and Table Tennis.

Since 1989, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer have co-produced the Festival. Since then, it has grown into a four-day festival featuring both amateur and professional bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, and strongman.

A lineup of youth sports including gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, martial arts, fencing, etc. is also featured.

The Arnold Fitness EXPO, which will be held March 1-3, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will feature over 1.000 booths in sports equipment, nutrition, and apparel. Four stage host competitions and entertainment.

Foosball, the Viking Run, and Futsal are new in 2019.

The 16 Olympic sports include boxing, archery, gymnastics, fencing, judo, handball, rowing, karate, soccer, a 5K run, table tennis, swimming, tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, and triathlon.

The sponsor of Arnold Sports Festival is Midway Labs USA.

The price for the tickets is affordable: $20 each in advance, $25 at door. Children 14 and under are admitted Free if accompanied by an adult.

There is also a new Fast-Pass Ticket ($30 only in advance) gives a one-hour access to the Arnold Fitness EXPO (8.30 a.m. for Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. for Sunday).

You will need a separate ticket for professional and amateur bodybuilding events, Amateur MMA Festival and Arnold Party With The Pros at EXPRESS LIVE!, IFBB Meet & Greet at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, PCS Pole Fitness Championships, the Arnold Sunday Showcase at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and Arnold Pro Boxing at the Hollywood Casino.

You can purchase a VIP Ticket Package for $350-$600 and enjoy premium seating to lots of events and exclusive benefits.




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