Franklin Field

We are very excited to be bringing the 2024 installment of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship back to Franklin Field, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In operation since 1895, Franklin Field is the oldest college stadium in the U.S. and the home of University of Pennsylvania football. Most notably, the field — with a seating capacity of 78,205 — hosts the annual international Penn Relays, the oldest organized relay competition in the U.S. Held here every April, the Relays bring together thousands of the best track and field athletes from high schools and colleges worldwide for a weekend of competitions.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets are now available for purchase here: https://pennathletics.evenue.net/events/NB 

 

Packet Pickup Information

A photo ID is required for picking up a team packet.

Coaches receive 1 complimentary 4-day wristband for any teams with 2-5 athletes entered. A team with 6-10 athletes receives 2 complimentary wristbands, 11-15 athletes receives 3 complimentary wristbands, etc.

For coaches picking up a packet with an individual athlete, a current coaching ID or letter from the high school stating that you are the coach is required to receive complimentary admission into the meet. Parents accompanying an athlete are required to pay admission.

The person picking up the packet on behalf of a team must be the designated pick-up person as documented on the team’s registration page on Athletic.net. This person must be prepared to show ID when picking up the packet on behalf of a team.

The athlete’s bib number is their pass into the meet.

Team packets can only be picked up in its entirety, individual bibs will not be pulled from the team packet.

Event Map

Packet Pickup Information (Subject to Change)

The Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania

223 S. 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Packet Pickup and Backpack Pickup Hours

  • Thursday – 9:00 am-7pm
  • Friday – 7:30am-8pm
  • Saturday – 7:30am-7pm
  • Sunday – 7:30am-1:30pm

Main New Balance Retail Hours

  • Thursday – 2pm-8pm
  • Friday – 9am-8pm
  • Saturday – 8am-7pm
  • Sunday – 8am-4pm

Parking and Transportation

Limited parking is available on Penn’s campus for $20. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The following garages will be open for NBNO:

  • Museum Garage, South & Convention Street (Accepts cash and credit)
  • Penn Parking Lot, 3100 Lower Walnut
  • Chestnut 34, 34th & Chestnut Streets (Accepts cash and credit)
  • Walnut 38, 38th & Walnut Streets (Accepts cash and credit)
  • Walnut 40, 40th & Walnut Streets (ONLY accepts credit)

For more information, visit Penn Transportation & Parking (upenn.edu)

Media

If you are a media member and interested in obtaining a press pass for NBNO, please fill out the media request form here.

Food & Restaurants

Coming soon.

Facility Rules & Regulations

Thank you to our friends at The Penn Relays for organizing the Franklin Field Stadium Policies.