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Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:57 am

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Location: Youngstown, Ohio

I'm planning on traveling to Sacramento for the 2010 National Championships later this year from Ohio and the last time I was in California was about --- ummmmm --- 15 years ago. I noticed the dormitory housing has been posted for Sacramento State and that the room for my wife and I will be $100.

I was wondering if that is considered cheap for a room in Sacramento or if I'd be better off looking for a hotel nearby?

Even if I could find it cheaper, or if it was the same price, somewhere else would I be better off staying on campus for convenience sake since I'd be traveling to the track every day? (I don't know how travelling through Sacramento everyday is with traffic and such.)

I'm not familiar with Sacramento so I was hoping someone from the area or someone who has travelled there frequently could help me out.

Also, one other question. As far as throwers not throwing inside the actual track the rest of the meet will be held at, do they have throwing facilities outside the track, will it be held nearby at the warm-up track, or at another facility we'd have to travel to in order to compete? I'm only asking this because it might change my decision on where to stay if the facility is not located near the original site.

Thanks in advance for the help.

The Hammer
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:33 am

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Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:47 pm
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Location: Roseville, CA

All throws will take place at the warm up track, only about a 2-3 minute walk from the stadium. The only change from meets held there the last couple years is the javelin(which had been thrown in the stadium). I have not thrown in the shot or discus rings, but can tell you that the hammer ring is slick - have seen many throwers have problems with it.

$100 isnt bad for a room - you could find one cheaper(but farther away).
If you are looking at other options, just ask and I can help let you know if it is an area to stay in or avoid.

Driving - it is not that bad, but they are commute times which do back up in the mornings and afternoon/evenings.

Any other questions just ask - there are a few of us on here from the area.


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Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:12 am

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Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:44 pm
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Location: poughkeepsie, ny

there is a laughably cheap place ($34 king non smoking) called "Good Nite Inn" on Howe Avenue near Folsum Boulevard, less than 2 miles from the track, but be sure to read other people's reviews.

there are other places around $40 for a king bed, 2 people, for outdoor nationals time, maybe 10 miles away.

Any suggestions on Bed and Breakfast accomodations?

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