California’s Biggest IFBB Pro Contest

Bodybuilding 212, Figure, Men’s Physique, Fitness, Women’s Physique, Classic Physique

The IFBB Pro Show will feature the best athletes in the world from SIX IFBB Pro League Divisions including IFBB Figure, Men’s Physique, Fitness, Classic Physique, Men’s Bodybuilding 212 and Women’s Physique. The event is an Olympia Qualifier. Please note, due to an accommodation for the IFBB Pro League Schedule, the Legion will include FIGURE which will replace BIKINI in 2019. IFBB Pro League Bikini will take place at the Muscle Contest Iron Games in Culver City on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pre-Judging will take place at the Expo Main Stage on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Finals take place at the intimate Beverly O’Neil Theater at 6:30 PM. Both venues are located on the campus of the Long Beach Convention Center. With just 600 tickets available, IFBB Finals will sell out. Get your tickets early to get the best seats!

Plus, don’t miss the free NPC & IFBB Stage Ready Seminar with Olympia Champions and Mr. Olympia and Legion Sports Fest head judge, Sandy Williamson at 1:30 PM on Sunday, November 10 at the Bodybuilding Main Stage after Pre-Judging. Free for all IFBB Pros or with a premier expo ticket.

IFBB PRO COMPETITOR INFO

bob cicherillo Legion Sports Fest MC

Bob Cicherillo is the Emcee of the 2019 Legion Sports Fest IFBB Pro Show.

Bob is the voice of every major IFBB Pro League Contest including the Mr. Olympia and Arnold Sports Fest. Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and a sense of humor to make the show fun and entertaining!

All IFBB Legion Sports Fest competitors will receive an IFBB Track Suit. Each suit is valued at $250! You must compete to get one, they are not available for purchase! Plus receive a huge gift bag from our sponsors

New colors, designs and one for every competing IFBB pro! When you receive your signed contract, forward it to chris@centerpodium.com with your pant and jacket size.  When you commit by September 1, 2019, we can guarantee your size!

IFBB Schedule (Subject to Change)

Returning pros, please note that room locations have changed. You will enter from the Convention Center Main Entrance on Pine Ave. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

  • 10:00 AM – IFBB Mandatory Check-Ins in Meeting Room 103 A, B & C (Open to VIP Ticket Holders & Coaches) Located inside the main Convention Center Entrance to the left.
  • 12:00 PM – Tanning begins at Meeting Room 101 B Located inside the main Convention Center Entrance to the left.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

  • 9:30 AM IFBB Pre-Judging Located on the main bodybuilding stage inside the Expo Hall A
  • 5:30 PM Doors Open & Red Carpet (invited celebrities) at the Beverly O’Neil Theater
  • 6:30 PM IFBB Legion Finals at the Beverly O’Neil Theater located at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • 9:30 PM IFBB Finals End (approximately)

See the Full Expo Schedule Here

Your Contract to Compete

To obtain your contract, please contact the IFBB Office at info@ifbb-proleague.com. Please copy the IFBB Legion at chris@centerpodium.com  Please tag #LegionSportsFest and @LegionSportsFest in your Instagram posts so that we can share your progress on our pages.

Help Spread the Word! 

Grab videos, logos, graphics, and photos here in our DropBox and let your fans know you are competing!

Qualifications

mr olympia

The Legion Sports Fest is an Olympia qualifier. For some divisions, this will mean a direct qualification to the Olympia. All divisions earn points toward the Mr. Olympia Contest. The number of contests, through the year, for a particular division, will determine if a winner has earned points or will go directly to the Olympia. The rules are the same for all IFBB Pro League contests. More details and current Olympia point standings may be found HERE.

Arnold Classic legion sports festiva

The IFBB Legion winners will receive a guaranteed invite to the Arnold Classic in 2020. The Arnold Classic is part of the Arnold Sports Fest which is among the largest sporting events in the world boasting more athletes than the Olympics. Taking place in Columbus, Ohio, February 28 – March 3, it is an event not to be missed!

Note that the Arnold Classic does not have the Bodybuilding 212 Division but invitations are offered for IFBB Figure, IFBB Fitness, IFBB Men’s Physique, IFBB Classic Physique, and IFBB Women’s Physique.

Cash Purse & Order of Divisions

Top 6 receive medals. Order is the same for Pre-Judging and Finals.

Fitness
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Classic Physique
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Women’s Physique
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Men’s Physique
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Figure
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Bodybuilding 212
$6,000

  • 1st: $3,000
  • 2nd: $2,000
  • 3rd: $1,000

Competition Needs

To make your experience as easy as possible, we offer on-site tanning, make-up, hair, and photography. Use our one-stop-shop to get everything you will need.

Make-Up will take place backstage at the Main Bodybuilding Stage in Hall A

We have a Hollywood Make-up trailer onsite for your convenience.

Tanning takes place at Long Beach Convention Center, Meeting Room 103C. Walk into the Main entrance on PINE Ave. (Big glass foyer) and turn to your left to find the room.  For questions about tanning, Text Martini Spray tan at 702-281-6124 at tanninginmotion@gmail.com.

Tickets & Passes

Backstage Trainer Pass

IFBB Pros can request an upgrade to their complimentary ticket that will allow FREE backstage access. Please note that these are for trainers only. Professional photography, videography, tanning, and make-up are strictly prohibited and will result in your disqualification.

Tickets

Per your contract, you will receive 1 ticket for pre-judging and 1 ticket for finals. These tickets will be picked up at check-in. The tickets are not assigned seating.

Location

Pre-Judging takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center at the Legion Expo in Hall A.

Finals is located in the same building at the Beverly O’Neil Theater.

Tanning takes place at Long Beach Convention Center, Meeting Room 103C. Walk into the Main entrance on PINE Ave. (Big glass foyer) and turn to your left to find the room.

The venue is walking distance from the host hotels, the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. We have arranged discounted rooms. You will want to book your room early as inventory is limited. Please visit our hotels page for detailed information.

Returning Champions Complementary Room

If you have won your IFBB division at the Ferrigno Legacy or Legion in any prior year, the IFBB Legion will pay for up to 2 nights of your hotel stay at the host hotel for the current year when you return to compete. If this applies to you, please email your contract signed by Jim Manion to chris@centerpodium.com. If you are a prior year champion but do not plan on competing, please contact us and we may have opportunities for you.

Routines

Men’s Open Bodybuilding & Classic Physique

Pre-judge will be 60 seconds. Night show will be up to 2 min. Please send your music to our DJ, Alex Updike at djalexupdike@gmail.com. or Bring it on CD or USB at check-ins.

Bikini & Men’s Physique

One pose at the rear of center stage at entry. 2-3 poses on “X” at front and center of the stage at both pre-judging and finals.  Presentations should be limited to a total of 45 seconds per athletes. Call-outs take place after all of the athletes have completed their opening presentations.

Women’s Physique & Fitness

At Pre-Judging, one pose at the rear of center stage at entry. 2-3 poses on “X” at front and center of the stage. The Pre-Judging portion should be limited to a total of 45 seconds per athletes. Call-outs take place after all of the athletes have completed their opening presentations.

Women’s Physique will have up to a 2-minute routine at finals, Fitness is allowed up to 2 minutes. Please send your music to our DJ, Alex Updike at djalexupdike@gmail.com. or Bring it on CD or USB at check-ins.

Judges

  • Sandy Williamson
  • Ted Williamson
  • Stephen DeVore
  • Muchele Mayberry
  • Michelle Krack

MC

  • Bob Cicherillo

Social Media

If you need logos, photos, videos and more you can find it right here in our Social Media Dropbox. This folder will be updated throughout the year with new images so check back often. We’d like to follow and share your journey, so please hashtag #LSF2019 and tag @LegionSportsFest so we can find your posts and repost some of our favorites. Please be sure your page isn’t set to private.

 

Flights & Ground Transportation

Airport Transportation

The closest Airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB). By far the most convenient, located just 10.5 miles from the venue.

Other airport options include Los Angeles Airport (LAX), LA/Ontario Airport (ONT), Bob Hope International Airport Burbank (BUR).

For ground Transportation from Los Angles Click Here.

Ground Transportation

Airport Transfers – DISCOUNT to & from the Long Beach area Hotels!

Book with Karmel Shuttle Service! Reservations are required, but quick and easy!

Click on this link to manage your transportation to and from your Hotel!

For reservations within 12 hours of your pick-up time, or to place reservations by phone, please call:

Toll-free 1-888-995-RIDE (7433)

PROMO CODE: “LSF19” to receive your discount.

Public Transit is available. More info Here.

FOR SHUTTLES get information Here.

Uber is available from the Airport. We recommend Uber for other transportation for the region.
https://www.uber.com/airports/lgb/