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.”