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Eugene awarded 2021 IAAF World Championships

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A grassroots event every once in a while could do the bigheads in those organisations quite good. Also, it's not as if they were expected to sleep in 20-bed dorms for two weeks...

If this is Nike's baby as someone said earlier, Nike will make sure that the Godfathers of that baby will be well-fed during the baptism.

It's Oregon, not Kamtchatka.

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No one is going to want to rent a car to drive around Oregon with jetlag after twelve hours of flying.

Don't worry your pretty little head. The VIPs won't be lining up at the Hertz or Budget counter to pick up their car rentals. They will be picked up and shuttled around in at least some A/C mini-vans -- or some environmentally correct tricycles. LOL!!

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http://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/index.ssf/2015/05/sunday_morning_news_notes_link_20.html#incart_related_stories

Eugene 2021 organizers want to host the 2020 Olympic Trials AFTER renovations are complete. Certainly a good test event.

Yup definitely would. It shouldn't take too long for renovations to finish so there's no risk of delays there.

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http://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/index.ssf/2017/09/hayward_field_renovation_pushe.html#incart_river_home

So now I wonder who Phil Knight is trying to squeeze for cash. The stink is starting to take hold.

The 2020 Olympic Trials were already relocated. So if this actually gets done...

...oy vey...

...you're probably making the 2021 season (Ducks, Pre, NCAA) the shakedown cruise.

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So this happened... http://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/index.ssf/2018/04/university_of_oregon_rolls_out.html

Thing is, this is what the organizers say is the complete 12,500-seat POST-Worlds Hayward Field. What the organizers say is that they’ll put temporary bleachers in the gap in the northern part of the stadium. So that phallic errrrrrrrrrrr tower is a 9 story “admin and communications” building and observation deck... if that gap is it, the bleachers would have to be three times the height of that tower. A later interview “clarified” that they’d also stuff seats into the rest of the structure. 

Having been to enough Major League Soccer facilities, I’d argue that structure looks like it holds a lot more than 12,500. Of course, never trust a rendering. I’m not the only person who gets the sense, in the end, that they’ll SAY there’s 30,000 people without coming all that close. If that rendering is close, however, I could easily see a post-Worlds structure with extra-wide seats and all the latest party-deck what-nots.

People in Eugene are upset that the east grandstand is not being preserved. It’s nearly 100 years old, really rather iconic, et cetera, but it’s Phil Knight’s money and the university is steamrolling ahead. They MIGHT even have it ready for the re-bid 2020 US Olympic Trials. 

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The first render is for 30,000 seats, not 12,500.

I remain unconvinced by this whole IAAF in Eugene fete. It seems to be a nakedly Nike managed event rather than any sort of grassroots American event. To put everything so completely in the hands of Phil Knight seems like a mistake to me. But so long as everyone agrees to it I suppose it's their choice; Adidas' world cup in Germany turned out fine.

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 7:52 PM, Nacre said:

The first render is for 30,000 seats, not 12,500.

I remain unconvinced by this whole IAAF in Eugene fete. It seems to be a nakedly Nike managed event rather than any sort of grassroots American event. To put everything so completely in the hands of Phil Knight seems like a mistake to me. But so long as everyone agrees to it I suppose it's their choice; Adidas' world cup in Germany turned out fine.

Do you have evidence stating the render is for 30,000? This has been a point of contention in the media ever since the release of this rendering...

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