2020 Pac-12 Championships coming to Eugene

2020 Pac-12 Championships coming to Eugene

Save the date for the Hayward Field grand opening! From the Oregon Athletic Department. 

EUGENE, Ore. – Hayward Field and the University of Oregon track and field program will host the 2020 Pac-12 Championships as announced Tuesday by the league office.
 
The conference championships will mark the first event hosted at Hayward Field since reconstruction started in summer of 2018. The 2020 Pac-12 Championships will be held May 15-16 in Eugene. The Combined Events meet will be hosted by Oregon State the previous weekend (May 8-9) in Corvallis.
 
"Hosting the Pac-12 Championships will be a fantastic way to re-introduce the world to Hayward Field," head coach Robert Johnson said. "It's an exciting announcement for our program and very fitting that the first event in our new yet still legendary facility will feature some of the top student-athletes in the NCAA.
 
"Hayward Field has a long-running tradition of hosting world-class meets and attracting big crowds, and with the level of the sport in the Pac-12 Conference, this meet should be no different."
 
The Hayward Field renovation will result in what is being billed as the world's finest track and field facility. The 2020 Pac-12 Championships will mark the 10thtime the conference meet has been held at Hayward Field. The meet was previously hosted in Eugene in 1967, 1973, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2017.
 
The 2020 Pac-12 Championships is the latest meet awarded to Hayward Field for next year. Last August, Eugene was selected by the USATF Board of Directors as the site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.