The Pinnacle of Bodybuilding, Joe Weider’s IFBB Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, returns to the Orleans Arena September 17-19
The apex event for bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts, Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend returns to the Orleans Arena, Sept. 17, 18 and 19.
For the 10th consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest—an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League)—will take center stage at the Orleans Arena. Iconic champions of the past Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman and Las Vegas’ own Jay Cutler have all donned the title Mr. Olympia.
More than 200 athletes are expected to compete in seven divisions, with the greatest bodybuilders in the world headlining the star-studded weekend. Four-time defending champion Phil “The Gift” Heath will go for his fifth consecutive Mr. Olympia title, but standing in his way are a host of formidable competitors, like Shawn Rhoden, Dennis Wolf, Dexter Jackson, Mamdouh Elssbiay, Roelly Winklaar, Branch Warren and other top contenders.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, fans can meet the sport’s superstars at Meet the Olympians, located at the Orleans Arena Concourse Level. VIP ticket holders and Platinum Members will be granted early entry at 7 p.m. The event is open to the general public, free of charge at 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. – Mr. Olympia Judging, Fitness, Bikini Finals
Reserved seating – $72 to $176
Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. – Figure, 212 Showdown and Mr. Olympia Finals
Reserved seating – $88 to $237
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.
About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702.365.7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.