The first IAAF World Championships to be held in the USA—at the new Hayward Field stadium on the University of Oregon campus. This is a biennial summit meeting for all the world’s best, with amazing performances and thrilling competition. Track & Field News has led tours to every World Championships since the inaugural edition in 1983 (Helsinki), taking more than 4300 fans to these events. Eugene 21 will be our 17th Worlds tour.
The Track & Field News tour to Eugene 21 expects to include the following:
- Prime tickets to all sessions of the Championships
- Lodging for 11 nights, In August 5, Out August 16.
- Daily continental breakfast
- Gala luncheon with invited athletes and coaches
- Daily Eugene Register-Guard (best track newspaper in the country)
- Welcome party/orientation
- Airport transfers, for those who need it
- Daily tour newsletter
- Goodies and informative literature
Lodging. At present, the only lodging we have contracted for is the Village Green Resort and Gardens in the nearby town of Cottage Grove. There is a variety of accommodation available at the Village Green, from standard to deluxe. Busing to the stadium will be provided for those staying at the Village Green.
We also expect to have a good selection of motels in Eugene, walking distance to the stadium.
Projected Tour Price. Under normal circumstances, track tours to Eugene are pretty reasonable in cost, but this is not a normal circumstance. Hoteliers in or near Eugene are well aware of the huge demand and are pricing their rooms accordingly. Series tickets for the last World Championships (London 2017) cost almost $1500, and we’re expecting Eugene to cost considerably more. We are projecting a basic tour price of $5300-5700 per person, double occupancy. The current deposit required is $1100 per person. The cancellation fee is just $15 per person, though that will go up to $150 per person January 1, 2020.