The Pacific Northwest and the State of Oregon will be the host of two premiere Track and Field events in 2016, just a few months from one another. It was announced Friday morning by US Track and Field that the 2016 Indoor Track and Field Championships would be held for three days in March in Portland, Oregon. It will mark the first time since 1987 the Indoors have been on US Soil.
We plan to leave a lasting legacy of new facilities, a renewed passion, and a new model to present indoor track and field. We will work tirelessly to create the most awe-inspiring event ever held in the U.S. for the athletes, fans, officials, media, partners and the entire IAAF family. We want to demonstrate our commitment with action.
Tracktown USA President Vin Lananna on Oregon Hosting the Indoor Championships in 2016
According to the release, TrackTown USA has hosted the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials, which reach record attendance levels. The group also serves as local organizing committee for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, to be contested this July in Eugene, Oregon, and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
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