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San Diego Announced as 2024 State Games of America Host

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Sep 22, 2022

San Diego has been selected to host the 2024 State Games of America, a bi-annual Olympic-style youth competition that features medalists from State Games throughout the country. The California State Games, Sports San Diego, and SDCCU Holiday Bowl partnered on this successful bid to bring the Games to San Diego.

 

More than 18,000 athletes are expected to compete in the competition across multiple venues in San Diego from August 1 – 4, 2024. San Diego last hosted the State Games of America in 2011.

 

“The State Games of America will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase all that San Diego has to offer. Our destination has been a proven host to many multi-sport competitions including the California State Games, US Police & Fire Championships, and Transplant Games of America later this month. The participants and their families will enjoy the 70 miles of beaches, world-class attractions, and beautiful weather,” said Sports San Diego CEO, Mark Neville.

 

“San Diego is a perfect community to host the 2024 State Games of America. They host one of the largest annual State Games (California State Games), were a great host in 2011, and our work with their team throughout the pandemic cemented our decision as the host destination for the Games,” said National Congress of State Games Chair, Eric Engelbarts.

 

The National Congress of State Games (NCSG) was created in 1986 to serve as the official association of State Games organizations around the nation. The State Games movement began with New York’s Empire State Games in 1978, and has grown to 30 Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games with over 265,000 athletes, and 50,000 volunteers annually.

 

Previous Host Cities

Year

Number of Sports

St. Louis, MO

1999

15

St. Louis, MO

2001

15

Hartford, CT

2003

15

Colorado Springs, CO

2005

24

Colorado Springs, CO

2007

29

Colorado Springs, CO

2009

31

San Diego, CA

2011

24

Hershey-Harrisburg, PA

2013

29

Lincoln, NE

2015

53

Grand Rapids, MI

2017

48

Lynchburg, VA

2019

37

Ames-Des Moines, IA

2022

53

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