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.


Text Updates

To receive important text updates throughout the event, please text NBNO2024 to 855-630-1800.


Ticket Information

Tickets are now available for purchase here: 


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 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

** Note an earlier version of this map showed the bridge connecting the warm up field to Franklin Field as closed. The planned construction was delayed so the pedestrian bridge is open!

Facility Gates Open

  • Thursday – 11:30am
  • Friday – 7:30am
  • Saturday – 7:30am
  • Sunday – 7:30am

Packet Pickup Information

Hutchinson Gym

223 S. 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Packet Pickup and Backpack Pickup Hours

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

Main New Balance Retail Hours

  • Thursday – 10:00am-8:30pm
  • Friday – 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday – 8:00am- 8:00pm
  • Sunday – 8:00am-3:00pm

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 (

Parking for Throws Complex

For athletes, coaches, and spectators heading to the throws complex, we recommend the following options for parking.

  • River Field Parking Lot (next to baseball field)
  • Hollenback Parking Lot
  • Museum Lot – Penn Museum (next to shuttle)

Shuttle for Throws Complex

We will be offering an all-day shuttle between Franklin Field and the Throws Complex. The shuttle will depart and drop-off at Franklin Field from Convention Ave and South Street. 

  • Thursday – 11:00 am-7:00pm
  • Friday – 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday – 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday – 7:00am-3:00pm

Throws Awards will be held in Franklin Field. The top 6 athletes in each event will receive wristbands for their family to enter Franklin Field at the conclusion of the competition.

Coaches Field Event Access

The following colored coaches pass will give you access to the infield of Franklin Field ONLY on the day of your athletes designated competition. Note: Coaches must stay in the coaches box throughout the entire duration of the competition. Security reserves the right to remove you from the infield if not, thank you for understanding!

  • Thursday: Yellow
  • Friday: Silver
  • Saturday: Purple
  • Sunday: Gold

Luggage Storage (Sunday Only!)

Luggage storage on Sunday will be in the backpack pick up room. There will be security in the luggage storage area, however, the University of Pennsylvania and New Balance are not responsible for lost/stolen articles.


Pole Vault Drop-Off

Starting Thursday, June 13th at 1:00 pm, we will be offering a pole vault drop off by the clerking-check in the area at the Big East Gate (see aerial map under Franklin Field for check-in area). The easiest way to enter this area will be from the corner of South Street and Convention Avenue. Upon entry to the clerking area, please let security guards know that you will be dropping off poles and they will escort you inside.

Facility Rules & Regulations

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