From USA Track & Field:
New dates for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Track & Field are set, USATF announced. The event will take place June 18–27, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed due to the novel coronavirus, thereby necessitating the postponement of the corresponding Olympic Trials. USATF worked closely with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and TrackTown USA to secure the new dates.
The competition schedule will remain much the same. While there is a possibility that some of the timings of the competition windows may shift, the events taking place on each day will not change. The schedule of events can be found here.
Existing ticket customers will have their tickets automatically rolled over to the new dates in 2021. Customers who wish to request a refund will be able to do so at TrackTown20.com beginning on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. Ticketing policies and procedures for refund requests will also be available at TrackTown20.com on that day. This refund process will remain open for 90 days.
The Olympic Trials will be contested in a new, state-of-the-art Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.
The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field will be presented across NBC Sports’ numerous platforms. Broadcast information will be released later.
As you may know, the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games has led to the Olympic Trials being delayed until the summer of 2021. We anticipate that USA Track & Field will be announcing the new dates of the Olympic Trials in the near future. The event will still be held at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our community next year!
We are currently in the process of finalizing updated policies and procedures for ticketed customers. Those who have already purchased tickets will be able to keep their tickets for the new dates or receive a refund. You can have confidence that we are working as quickly and diligently as we can to put the necessary operational mechanics in place so that you will be able to take advantage of either option.
We know this is an uncertain time, and we truly appreciate your patience as we work to ensure that this process will be smooth and clear for everyone. Once the ticketing policies and procedures are set, we will notify all customers. If you haven’t already, we recommend signing up for our e-blasts here to receive the latest event information as it becomes available.
We hope that you are staying safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!
This morning, the International Olympic Committee announced its decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). TrackTown USA is now working with our partners at USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee on rescheduling the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. Our Local Organizing Committee stands ready to welcome the best athletes in the country to the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field once a decision is reached.
In collaboration with USATF and the USOPC, we are finalizing the policies and procedures for ticket customers to either retain their tickets for a rescheduled date or to request a refund. We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we work through the necessary next steps. Updates will be posted as soon as possible on TrackTown20.com and USATF.org. We will directly contact ticket purchasers and those who are signed up for the TrackTown USA listserv with the latest news by email.
Below is a statement from TrackTown USA CEO Michael Reilly regarding the impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on preparations for hosting the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field:
“We take the safety and security of those participating in and attending our events very seriously. The Public Safety Committee for our Local Organizing Committee is comprised of experts from relevant government agencies at the city, county, state, and federal levels.
As part of their normal protocol, they are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Based on the information and policy guidance provided to us by these entities, as well as conversations with our partners at USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the 2020 Olympic Trials is proceeding as planned. We will continue to monitor the situation with these organizations.
However, due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, I wanted to share the following updates.
- We are postponing the release of additional ticket inventory that was scheduled for March 16.
- We are communicating regularly with public safety professionals and our partners at USATF and the USOPC.
- Should the event be canceled, our policy will be to refund customers who have purchased tickets.
Updates will continue to be posted to TrackTown20.com and USATF.org as the situation develops. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to protect the safety and health of everyone involved in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field.”