The brand-new Alachua County Sports and Events Center, with a state-of-the-art, world class facility for indoor track and field events, will host the 2025 World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships. Photo from 2023 Jimmy Carnes Invitational.

It is with great pleasure that we, together with Alachua County Florida and USA Track & Field (USATF), announce the 10th World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships will be held in Gainesville, Florida. This Championship promises to be another great experience for Masters Athletes and attendees. It might be the most convenient WMA Championship ever with 2,000 hotel rooms within 2km, shuttles to venues and much more. The video prepared by Alachua County demonstrates why we are excited about the LOC and having the 2025 Championship in northern Florida.

Message from Margit Jungmann, WMA President: “WMA Council thanks Alachua County, Gainesville Sports Commission and RADD Sports for hosting our 2025 Indoor Championships. We are confident their team is exceptionally qualified and capable of organizing a World Championship as they support over seventy sporting events annually. It will be special having outdoor events in warmer average temperatures than previous Championships and returning to North America.“

Message from Commissioner Mary Alford, Chair of the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners: “My fellow commissioners and I thank the WMA Council and its member federations for giving us the opportunity to host this amazing international event. It is exciting to welcome the world to Alachua County in 2025! We will provide a wonderful experience for all our regional, national, and international visitors. Alachua County’s experience hosting major events, our world-class facilities and amenities, rich sports history, and cultural, natural, and entertainment offerings, make it the ideal location for the World Masters Indoor Championships.”

Message from Max Siegel, CEO of USATF: “On behalf of USA Track & Field, I am delighted to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Alachua County and the Gainesville Sports Commission on securing the honor of hosting the 2025 World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships, making its inaugural debut in the United States. This historic achievement speaks volumes about Gainesville’s commitment to fostering athletic excellence on a global stage, and we look forward to an extraordinary Championship showcasing the pinnacle of Masters athletics that will inspire athletes and spectators alike.”

Members of the WMA Site Inspection and LOC teams. WMA team was very impressed!
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