By Jonathan Gault
February 13, 2018
In an email sent out to Division I track & field coaches on Tuesday, the USTFCCCA announced that the bidding process has been reopened for the 2019 and 2020 NCAA outdoor track & field championships.
“The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country Committee’s decision to reopen the bid process involved the timing around pending construction at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field,” said the email. “The bid process for the 2019 and 2020 track and field championships opens Feb. 15 and closes March 30, 2018.”
Previously, the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field had been scheduled to host both editions of the meet. Hayward Field is supposed to be renovated prior to hosting the 2021 IAAF World Championships, though those renovations have been delayed repeatedly and have yet to begin.
In 2013, Oregon was awarded the right to host the NCAA outdoor champs every year through 2021. Hayward Field has hosted the last five editions and will host again this year from June 6-9. The last school to host other than Oregon was Drake University in 2012.
The email did not mention the status of the 2021 NCAA outdoor championships, though the USTFCCCA website now lists the site of that meet as “tba” where it had previously listed Eugene, Ore.
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