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Fri April 6, 2012
Olympic track and field trials in Eugene expected to sell out
Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 3:52 pm
PORTLAND – Organizers of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials say they’re on track for a sellout for the eight-day event in Eugene. Single-day event tickets go on sale Friday morning.
University of Oregon associate athletic director Vin Lananna predicts they’ll disappear fast.
“Our projection was always to sellout. That’s kind of important," Lananna says. "Our budget is built around a sellout. It is important for a whole bunch of reasons that we sell out.”
Lananna says temporary bleachers will expand spectator capacity. The University of Oregon’s Hayward Field should fit about 15,000 for the Olympic trials.
The U.S. track and field team selection will overlap this June with Olympic trials in diving, which are also taking place in the Northwest. The diving competition happens in suburban Seattle .
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