Up for Bid: USA Track & Field 2020 Olympic Trials

By Connect Sports Staff, May 8, 2018

USA Track & Field is seeking bids to hosts its 2020 Olympic team trials. The event, which draws 1,300 elite athletes, will help determine representatives for the United States Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo games. NBC will air the trials, bringing immense media exposure to the host city. Here are the details.

Deadline to Bid: May 25

Time of Year: June 19-28, 2020

Venue Requirements: The track must be a 400-meter oval with eight lanes, with a single radius turn between 35.0 and 38.0 meters (114’10” and 124’8”). A 36.5 to 37.0 meter (119’9” to 121’5”) radius is seen as optimal. All running, jumping and throwing surfaces and landing areas must meet IAAF specifications as to allowable slopes and inclinations. Minimum seating capacity of 15,000.

Number of attendees: 1,300 athletes; 800 athlete representatives; 500 media members; 22,000 daily spectators

Hotel requirements: Full details in the RFP.

Rate: Multiple levels requested

Bid Fee: $20,000

Rights Fee: $500,000

Economic Impact: $32 million-$37 million, plus $33 million in media coverage

For the complete RFP, click here.

For more information, email Adam Schmenk, Managing Director of Events and Entertainment Properties, at adam.schmenk@usatf.org or Zack Raubuck, events manager, at zack.raubuck@usatf.org.

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