Fort Worth gymnastics fans get 2 chances to see Simone Biles in 2021
The greatest gymnast in the world Simone Biles will bring her dazzling balance beam exploits and death defying fall to Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena not just once but twice in 2021 – and they could be the last chance local fans will see them perform.
“All indications are that she will hang her jersey after a historic run at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021,” says OlympicChannel.com.
Biles, the 2016 all-around Olympic gold medalist and third greatest gymnast of all time, will stop in Fort Worth shortly before and after the Tokyo Games (July 23 – August 8).
First she will run in 2021 US Gymnastics Championshipswhich will take place from June 3rd to 6th at the Dickies Arena. The event, postponed from June 2020 due to the pandemic, “will determine the men’s and women’s national all-round and individual event champions of 2021 and serve as a key stop on the way to Tokyo as the performances will help to determine who will compete in the US. ” Olympic team tests – gymnastics 24.-27. June in St. Louis, Missouri, “reads a press release.
At the 2019 US Championships – the last time the event took place – Biles won her sixth US all-around title. She will finish in seventh place in Fort Worth (as will two-time Olympic champion Sam Mikulak in the men).
Ticket packages ($ 89 to $ 609) are available now and include competitions for juniors, seniors, women, and men. Previously purchased tickets will be recognized. For more information on the schedule, tickets and COVID-19 logs, please visit the Dickies Arena website.
Biles will then return to Fort Worth on a 35-city tour this fall “Gold over America.” She will lead the event – certainly with more Olympic gold medals in hand – and will be accompanied by gymnasts Laurie Hernandez, Katelyn Ohashi, Peng Peng Lee, Danusia Francis, and Morgan Hurd.
The 110-minute show promises to be “a high-octane, entertaining experience that not only shows athletic brilliance, but also shows each athlete’s inspiring championship journeys and brings the audience closer to the action than ever before.”
“I love gymnastics and want to help create a show that celebrates the sheer joy of performing,” says Biles on the show’s website. “I believe there is gold in all of us and it is time to let that gold shine.”
The tour takes place at the Dickies Arena on October 9th at 7:30 pm, between the Texas stops in San Antonio (October 6th), Houston (October 8th), and Austin (October 10th). Fort Worth is the only DFW date on the tour as there are no shows or points scheduled in between for Dallas.
Gyms have the first option to buy tickets. According to the tour’s website, they’ll be sold to the general public later this spring. Sign up here for pre-sale notifications.
In her spare time outside of the gym, Biles, a Houston resident, campaigns for causes that are important to her, such as children and young adults involved with the care system and adoption. She will speak on the subject on Friday March 26th at the Junior League of Dallas Virtual Milestones Luncheon. Further information and tickets can be found here.