2020 Media Credential Request

Thank you for your interest in the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be held March 13-15, 2020 at the New Balance Armory Track and Field Center in New York, NY. Typically one of the largest indoor track & field meets in the nation, the New Balance Indoor Nationals annually draws an estimated 3,500+ national caliber high school athletes from across the nation.

A requirement for NBNI media for 2020 is that all media shall be required to sign the NSAF SafeSport Acknowledgement prior to receiving their credentials. Please read the full Safesport notice HERE, and read the specific Safesport measures HERE. Then please print and sign this Acknowledgement Form, and bring it with you to The Armory. We request that you turn this signed form in in order to receive your media credentials.

Media seeking credentials to cover the event are encouraged to apply as early as possible, Credentials are granted to authorized working media representatives only. Passes are not transferable. Requests should be emailed to NSAF Media Steward, Fred Steier at media@nationalscholastic.org no later than Wednesday, March 11 (5 p.m. Eastern Time) to receive consideration. The e-mail should contain the following information:

Name of Person Requesting Accreditation

Media Organization Type:

Still Photographer

Media Organization’s Primary Contact:


Working space and credentials will be allotted based on the following priority guidelines:

  1. Daily newspapers covering for next-day publication (based on circulation). Wire services and national publications. NSAF Web site partners.
  2. Radio and television personnel reporting on the event
  3. Web site reporters with a primary focus on athletics, specifically track and field
  4. Non-daily newspapers or publications reporting on the event


Confirmation of Credentials

All applicants will receive an email confirming or denying their application within two (2) weeks of receipt.

Media Will Call

Credentials can be picked up at the main entrance to the Armory as follows:

Thursday, March 7: 3:00pm–9:00pm

Friday, March 8: Noon–8:00 pm

Saturday, March 9: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 10: 7:00 am– conclusion of the meet.

Media must present a photo ID in order to receive credentials.

Media Entrance: All media should check in the with the NSAF Media Director, Fred Steier at the Armory press area when arriving at the track.

Terms and Conditions

Media Credential(s) is/are issued to an accredited organization ("Accredited Organization") for the purpose of providing event access to a designated individual (the "Bearer") who is providing media service and/or legitimate journalistic functions in connection with the New Balance Indoor Nationals (the "Event").

Media Credentials are non-transferable and can only be used by the Accredited Organization or the Bearer, and only for news and editorial coverage of the Event.

Bearers of Media Credentials may access all areas of the stadium, except the infield. Photographers have on-field access as indicated by the designation on their credentials.

Video Recording and Webcasting

Except as otherwise authorized in writing by Event Management, no video recording device shall be allowed in the stands of facility, or in any area with sight lines of the track and/or field of competition, unless such permission has been specifically granted. Except as otherwise authorized in writing by Event Management, no video taping, broadcast- real-time or delayed, or webcast is permitted.

Commercial Still Photography

The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc. prohibits the sale of photographs from its events, and will not credential any photographers whose photos will be used for any purpose other than media coverage.


Violation of any of any of the above conditions, including improper or unauthorized entry into restricted areas, may result in revocation of credentials for the Event and barring of the Bearer or Accredited Organization from future NSAF events. Restricted areas shall include, but are not limited to: Competition Field.

The Accredited Organization and the Bearer assume all risks incident to attending the Event. The Accredited Organization and the Bearer hereby release the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc. from, any and all loss, cost, damages, settlement, fine or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of suit, arising from any claim, action, government procedure, or suit arising out of the Event. Further, the Accredited Organization and the Bearer hereby agree that the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc. shall not be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or incidental damages. The Accredited Organization assumes all risks and liabilities for the actions of all those individuals bearing credentials under its Organizational name. Furthermore, the Accredited Organization offers assurances that individuals bearing credentials under its name have undergone background security screening or otherwise pose no reasonable security risk to athletes, event organizers, or any other persons at the 2020 New Balance Indoor Nationals.

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