USA Track and Field announced today that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials are coming to Eugene.
The announcement comes during Hayward Field’s rise from rubble, and the stadium’s renovation is planned to finish just in time for the trials.
Andy Vobora is with Travel Lane County and says the decision was a relief after a long build-up:
“When it opened back up and we were able to bid on it again there was a lot of excitement brewing, and anticipation so when that final word came down there was elation in the office for sure."
Vobora says the economic impact could be significant. Previous trials brought the region close to $37 million.
Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California was originally slated to host, but bidding was reopened over host-stadium concerns.
The U.S. Olympic track trials will take place June 19-28, 2020 at Hayward Field in Eugene.