INDIANAPOLIS - Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and USA Junior Championships, June 25-28, at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
The sixth and final event of the 2009 USA Track & Field Outdoor Visa Championships Series, the USA Outdoor Championships will feature the nation's finest professional track and field athletes competing for national honors and spots on the Team USA roster for the 2009 World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany. The World Championships will be held at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Stadium, where National Track & Field Hall of Famer and American icon Jesse Owens won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump.
The USA Junior Championships, held in conjunction with the USA Outdoor Championships, will serve as the selection meet for the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, July 31-August 2 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
The USA Outdoor Championships return this summer to one of the country's most storied track and field venues, Hayward Field. Specifically designed to enhance the spectator experience, the intimate setting of Hayward Field brings fans remarkably close to the action, while athletes consistently rate Hayward Field as having one of the most compelling atmospheres of any stadium in the world. Eugene has long been dubbed "Track Town, USA" for its rich track and field history and the community's appreciation of the sport.
The host of the 1972, '76 and '80 Olympic Trials and the 1999 and 2001 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Hayward Field played host to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, which featured expanded seating, overflow crowds and unmatched levels of drama and excitement.
In addition to hosting numerous national championship events, Hayward Field is also the site of the most prestigious annual invitational track meet in the country, the Nike Prefontaine Classic (June 7), which regularly draws standing-room-only crowds.
All-Session ticket packages are currently available and are selling quickly. For ticket information to the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships visit: www.visachampionshipseries.com or www.tracktown.net.
USATF welcomes you to purchase tickets with your Visa Card. Visa, the only credit card accepted by USATF.
For more information on the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the Visa Championship Series, visit: www.visachampionshipseries.com.
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.
For more information on USATF, visit USATf.org.