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ALBUQUERQUE, NM– The New Mexico Activities Association would like to highlight the following important information regarding the upcoming NMAA State Spirit Championships.


Official Championship Name:

  • NMAA State Spirit Championships

Championship Location:

  • University of New Mexico – The Pit

Championship Dates:

  • Cheer – Friday, March 18th
  • Dance – Saturday, May 19th

Championship Schedules:


Ticket Prices*:

  • Day Pass (allows re-entry privileges) – $15
  • Adult (no re-entry) – $10
  • Students (K-12) / Seniors (65+) / Military (all no re-entry)  – $5
    • *Ticket prices do not include online service fees added by UNM

Online purchases can be made through the UNM Ticketing website at:

Additional Facility Information:

  • The University of New Mexico will be charging $5 per vehicle for parking.
  • Concession stands will be available
  • Only credit cards may be used for payments at the facility (no cash).
  • Face coverings may be worn but are not required.
  • Entrance to facilities IS NOT dependent on vaccination status/COVID testing.

Live Video Stream:

  • All Performances – www.nfhsnetwork.com
    • *subscriptions available for $10.99 (provides full month of access to live events)

Championship Results:

Additional Information Specific to Members of the Media for The Pit:

  • WORKING media with a valid 2021-2022 NMAA Media Credential may cover the event. Only those outlets covering a specific school/athlete will be granted access.
  • Media members should park in the Pit East Lot behind the UNM Baseball Field and enter the facility through the Southeast / McDavid Lounge Entrance. Access via the ramp/media room area WILL NOT be available.  A valid NMAA media credential must be presented to obtain complimentary parking and admission to the facility.
  • Face coverings may be worn but are not required; social distancing should be maintained to the greatest extent possible while covering the event and/or conducting interviews.
  • Entrance IS NOT dependent on vaccination status/COVID testing.
  • Working Media Seating
    • Radio and print media will use the first row on the East side of the arena.
  • Media Workroom
    • There will not be a media workroom available within the facility. Please plan to finalize your work off-site.
  • There will not be a “hospitality room”.
  • The NMAA’s full media policy, which includes special guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 (Section 11 of the manual), can be accessed at the below link:


For additional information pertaining to this release, please contact Dusty Young, NMAA Associate Director at (505) 977-5385 or dusty@nmact.org.

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