Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 7, 2023)—The nation’s top club and youth teams will return to Colorado next August as USA Ultimate announced today the return of the U.S. Open Club Championships to Aurora. The four-day event, which features both an elite-level club tournament, as well as the Youth Club Championships, will take place August 2-5 at the Aurora Sports Park outside of Denver.
“We are absolutely thrilled that USA Ultimate has again chosen Aurora as its home for the U.S. Open in 2024,” said Visit Aurora CEO Bruce Dalton. “We will be fortunate to witness the best ultimate players in the world compete at the highest level with the majestic Rocky Mountains as their backdrop. I’ve even gotten into the spirit by perfecting my huck in the backyard! We invite competitors and fans alike to explore our diverse and dynamic community by enjoying our 300+ international eateries, world-class craft breweries, and so much more. May the spirit of competition unite us all in Aurora in 2024!”
For club teams, the tournament will run from August 2-4 and feature a field of 36 teams (12 each in the men’s, mixed and women’s divisions) from across the United States and around the world.
For youth teams, the Youth Club Championships will again run from Saturday through Monday, August 3-5, and include U-17 and U-20 boys and girls divisions and a U-20 mixed division.
All totaled, the event is expected to host more than 3,000 athletes.
Aurora hosted its first U.S. Open last year but has a long history of hosting major ultimate events over the years, including six iterations of the Pro-Elite Challenge (2015-17, 2019, 2021-22) and the 2021 Pro Championships.
Altitude Ultimate will again serve as the local organizing committee.
“Altitude is excited to have the U.S. Open return to Colorado in 2024,” commented Altitude Ultimate’s Operations Manager Mike Richard. “Hosting this past summer was an amazing experience and we’re ready to again bring together our fantastic community in support of the highest level of ultimate for both youth and adult athletes.”
The 2024 edition again provides an opportunity for some of the nation’s top elite ultimate teams to compete in front of local fans in their home state. Reigning national champions in the mixed division, Fort Collins shame., and third-place finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions, Johnny Bravo and Molly Brown from Denver.