From Press Release –
Preparations are well underway in Track Town, USA for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field. This awe-inspiring event is expected to sell-out, so there are important dates for track fans across the nation to mark on their calendars.
The meet – which is being marketed as “TrackTown12” – will be hosted by the Oregon Track Club at Historic Hayward Field June 22 to July 1, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. All-session ticket packages for the eight-day competition will be available for general public purchase beginning May 6, 2011.
“Hayward Field is the perfect venue for selecting Team USA and showcasing America’s best athletes as they prepare for outstanding performances at the London Olympic Games,” said Vin Lananna, co-chair of the Local Organizing Committee and Associate Athletic Director at the University of Oregon. “We are excited to welcome fans from across the country to Track Town, USA and invite everyone to join us in a celebration of the world’s #1 track and field team.”
According to Lananna, the community is hard at work to ensure that TrackTown12 is the best track and field event ever. He expects it to surpass Eugene08 – which not only drew faithful fans from as across the nation, but also set the bar for green sporting events by winning the IOC’s first-ever Sport and Environment Award. A ticket to Eugene08 was a hot commodity, and all-session packages sold out several months in advance. Tickets to TrackTown12 are also expected to sell quickly and a limited number of individual-day tickets will go on sale in April of 2012.
Track Town Plaza, a festival just outside of the stadium, will once again be hosted by Portland-based sports marketing company SportsOne. It will feature entertainment, athlete appearances, a multitude of partner tents, Nike merchandise, concessions, and the ever-popular Starting Block—an interactive track and field-oriented youth zone. Inside Historic Hayward Field, the members of Team USA will be selected in eight days of exhilarating competition.
So put May 6 on your calendar and visit http://tracktown12.gotracktownusa.com/ for further information and regular updates.
A year before TrackTown12 kicks off, another exciting Team USA event will occur at Hayward Field: the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. From June 23-26, the athletes to represent the United States at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, will make themselves known. Don’t miss out on this thrilling prelude to TrackTown12. Four-day ticket packages will go on sale March 4, 2011. Visit goducks.com/tracktickets for more information.