The 2021 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix takes place today at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island. Watch online or with the NBC Sports App .The event, which dates back to 1996, is usually held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Massachusetts, but this year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, “The Reggie” is being used as a mass vaccination site.
The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix takes on an additional significance this year as it will be one of the first and few major opportunities for athletes–many of whom are Olympic medal contenders–to compete in the leadup to the Tokyo Games.
This year’s competition boasts a number of rising U.S. stars including Noah Lyles (2019 200m world champion), Donavan Brazier (2019 800m world champion), Sydney McLaughlin (2019 400mH world silver medalist), Michael Norman (400m), and Rai Benjamin (400mH).
Experienced veterans Emma Coburn, Sandi Morris, Trayvon Bromell, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo are also scheduled to compete today.
See below for additional information on how to watch the 2021 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and key dates in the leadup to Tokyo.
How to watch the 2021 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix:
- Where: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island, NY
- When: Saturday, February 13
- Start Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Stream live: Watch online or with the NBC Sports App
Key Dates on Road to Tokyo Olympics:
- U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials – June 18
- Tokyo Olympics – July 23
- Start of T&F Competition in Tokyo – July 30