The show will be back at the hotel (see below) where it was in 1997, on October 2. This year we are having a professional bodybuilding event as part of it.
The prejudging will be at 11 AM and the finals will be at 7 PM. Everything will be in the grand ballroom. The hotel has been going through a renovation and it looks really nice. There will be a party afterwards for the sponsors and special sponsors and the athletes. We just got the list of IFBB pro women who want to do the show and it's a very impressive list.
Laura Creavalle, Lesa Lewis, Laura Binetti, Melissa Coates,Tazzie Colmb, Ericca Kern, Denise Masino, Amy Pazzo,Gayle Moher, Yaxeni Oriquen, Betty Pariso, Paula Suzuki, Inna Uit, Brenda Raganot, Sue Myers, and Viviana Violante are among those who wish to do it, so it looks to be a great show. Gorgeous fitness model Trish Stratus will be our Mistress of Ceremonies. The show is one week before the Ms. Olympia so all the women will be in top shape. The hotel will have a special Extravaganza rate of $99 per night.
The hotel phone number is (201) 348-6900, and you must ask for the Extravaganza rate or they will charge a higher rate. The fitness strength show should be very exciting this year as well. All the competitors from last year will be returning and we should have several more excellent competitors this time. Of course the amateur fitness and bbing shows will be great too. We are keeping the special sponsorship rate the same at $100 and the prices for regular tickets will be $15 for the prejudging and $30 for the finals.
We increased them slightly because they are getting a pro show and our expenses are up about $10,000 because of it---it's still a pretty good moneysworth.
Crowne Plaza Meadowlands
2 Harmon Plaza
(Formerly Hilton Meadowlands)