USA Track & Field ended the suspense and to the surprise of almost no one, chose an under-construction facility in Eugene, Oregon after removing the event from an under-construction facility at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.
The new Hayward Field is expected to be finished in “spring of 2020” according to the USATF announcement. The facility is scheduled to be the site of the 2021 IAAF World Championships and is slated to have 12,900 permanent seats and the possibility of expansion to 30,000 for the World Championships.
USATF Board chair Steve Miller said “Having continuity in location as we move from the Olympic Trials into 2021 will enhance and amplify everything around the sport in the United States, from marketing and promotions to operational efficiencies.”
No it won’t. It will demonstrate once again that the world’s dominant track & field nation is so enthusiastic about the sport that it is permanently showcased in its 117th-largest media market.