EUGENE, Ore. — The NCAA Track and Field Championships are coming back to Eugene and tickets go on sale Thursday.
The impact for the city will be significant. Travel Lane County estimates about 12,000 spectators per day at the events. About 25 percent of those fans will come from out of town.
The venue will host the championships until 2021 and local businesses are getting ready. In fact, hotels like University Inn and Suites on Franklin Boulevard say rooms are already filling up fast. They’re even getting reservation requests for next year.
“We already started getting rooms filled up, so we are almost 80 percent booked even though tickets aren’t on sale. But the athletes know they’re going to be coming and so are a lot of coaches so they already booked the rooms,” says Komi Pate with the University Inn and Suites.
Each NCAA event is valued at $6.4 million and it will have a total economic impact of more than $51 million.
Season tickets go on sale February 13 at 9 a.m. You can buy them by phone, at the ticket office or online here.