PROVINCETOWN TO HOST THE 2016 COASTAL ROWING REGATTA IN THE NORTHEAST REGION

17 Feb

PROVINCETOWN TO HOST THE 2016 COASTAL ROWING REGATTA IN THE NORTHEAST REGION

 

Provincetown, Mass. – The Town of Provincetown will be the site of the 2016 Provincetown Coastal Rowing Regatta, June 4, 2016, becoming the second U.S. destination to host the competition, following its debut in Pensacola, Fla., in 2015.

 

“We are excited about hosting this growing sporting event,” Tony Fuccillo, Provincetown Director of Tourism, said. “Rowing competitions often take place on the West Coast, and this event will now be the first of its kind in the Northeast. We believe it will be a huge success and will encourage the Regatta to return in future years.”

 

Provincetown, known as “America’s First Destination,” where the Pilgrims first landed in 1620, has the open waters of the harbor and bay for the required distance of 8K. The town has the East End Harbor sandy beaches to launch and finish, access to the beach for athletes and spectators, a skilled harbormaster, a local yacht club, a youth sailing and rowing club, a US Coast Guard Station, a USRowing-affiliated regional club in Orleans and many restaurants and accommodations within walking distance.

 

Already popular in Europe and Canada, rowing is a fast growing sport in America for men, women and youth. The Rowing Regatta is open to single and double slide-seat boats (recreational, racing, and FISA-approved designs). Mixed doubles and masters-level racing will be included. Families and spectators are welcome and will have the opportunity to become familiar with several versions of rowing and rowing equipment. FISA-approved boats will be available for participants to try.

 

Massachusetts has a long rowing history and today is home to the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event, and the Blackburn Challenge, a 20-plus mile open water circumnavigation of Cape Ann.

 

Provincetown is one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns,” according to Coastal Living magazine, and has the seashore, restaurants, accommodations, nightlife, shopping and gyms to make hosting the Rowing Regatta the perfect destination. The travel website Trivago recently named Provincetown the number one destination to stay in 2016, and Smithsonian magazine named it one of the “20 Best Small Towns to Visit” in America.

 

TO REGISTER and FOR MORE INFORMATION, go to: regattacentral.com/regatta/index.jsp?job_id=4647&org_id=0

 

Or to: regattacentral.org

 

For information on Provincetown, go to: ptowntourism.com

 

For more information about rowing and coastal rowing, go to: usrowing.org and worldrowing.com

 

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Tickets for Historic 2016 Copa America Centenario Go On Sale February 3

4 Feb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2016

Gillette Stadium/New England Revolution: Kaitlin Gangl, 508.954.7385

Tickets for Historic 2016 Copa America Centenario Go On Sale February 3

First-Phase Buyers will be entered into Lottery for Priority Access to Purchase

Copa America Centenario Final tickets

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee (LOC) announced that tickets for the 2016 Copa America Centenario will go on sale to the general public today at noon for all matches at Gillette Stadium. Fans can purchase tickets at CA2016.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

 

Gillette Stadium will host three matches featuring some of the world’s best teams and players, including D2 v. D4 (June 10), Brazil v. B4 (June 12), and 1D v. 2C (June 18), one of the quarterfinal matches.

 

Copa America Centenario tickets in the first phase will be sold as Venue Passes, which includes a ticket to all the matches played at Gillette Stadium. All fans who purchase Venue Passes during the first phase of ticket sales will be entered into a lottery for priority access to purchase tickets to the Copa America Centenario Final on June 26 at MetLife Stadium. Due to the expected high demand for this premium soccer tournament, fans are urged to purchase early to guarantee their tickets. The first phase of the public Venue Pass sales will end on Feb. 19 at noon ET.

 

  • To purchase tickets, visit CA2016.com
  • Copa America Centenario Ticket FAQThe 2016 Copa America Centenario Official Draw will take place on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET in New York City. The second opportunity for fans to purchase Venue Passes for the Copa America Centenario will begin that same day at 5 p.m. ET.
  • Copa America Centenario tournament schedule
  • Fans are invited to visit the tournament website at CA2016.com
  • Follow the tournament news at the event’s official Twitter account and Facebook page

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