The 2019 USA Ultimate National Championships will feature pool play, early championship bracket and consolation bracket games at the Surf Cup Sports Park followed by select semifinal and final championship games at Mira Mesa High School's stadium in San Diego, CA.
Maverick Sports Travel
is the official hotel reservation service for the National Championships, and their website has great deals on hotels throughout San Diego. If you are staying in one of the hotels in this group you must book through the Maverick's portal to be eligible for the team rebate.
We are very excited to be bringing the National Championships back to San Diego in 2019, after players and fans enjoyed an amazing time here in 2018! However, having the event in a destination like San Diego comes with significantly higher costs than many other locations.
Last year’s player fee was higher as a result of those costs, but was also significantly offset by support from local hotel partners. Unfortunately, because teams and fans chose lodging options other than our tournament hotel partners, we have had to plan for significantly less hotel financial support this year. This has again resulted in the need to raise player fees to help cover event expenses.
We know that the increased costs are difficult for some athletes. We have tried to minimize these increased costs by negotiating some cost saving measures for teams and players: Special hotel deals have been established with partner hotels. Teams that book with a partner hotel may apply to receive a rebate of $300.
In order to receive your rebate, you must submit proof of lodging showing name, date, and number of nights stayed to Julia Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, November 15.
The venue charges a parking fee of $10 per day, but USA Ultimate will pre-pay that parking fee for 8 vehicles per participating team each day. Teams will receive parking passes for 8 cars in their team pack at the tournament and will be responsible to track and distribute appropriately.
Admission will be charged to non-players only for the semifinals and finals in the Mira Mesa High School stadium, which helps offset players' fees and local hosting organization costs to operate the tournament. Players and coaches will get in free of charge if they are wearing their wristband provided in player packs (credentials will NOT grant coaches access to the stadium).
We will continue working hard to try and find creative cost-saving solutions and are committed to bringing players an incredible event. We are excited to see you all compete in San Diego. Thank you for understanding as we try to provide everyone involved the best experience we can!