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USATF Unveils 2018 Outdoor Championships

12 Jun, 2018


Drake Stadium set to Host 2018 and 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships

USA Track & Field has announced the event schedule for the 2018 Outdoor Championships to be held this July in Des Moines. The four-day event kicks off with the men’s decathlon 100m at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, June 21 and culminates with the men’s 110m hurdles final at 3:52 p.m. CST on Sunday, June 24. Click here for the full schedule. Schedule is subject to change.

Drake University’s Drake Stadium is set to host both the 2018 and 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships.

“We are thrilled to have the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships back in Des Moines,” said Greg Edwards, President and CEO of Catch Des Moines. “Not only does this allow us the opportunity to host visitors from across the country, but it also gives the community the opportunity to watch former and future Olympians compete at the classic Blue Oval.”

Tickets are now available here. All session tickets are available for $60 - $80 and single session tickets will be available for purchase April 12. Students and youth under the age of 18 can purchase tickets for $10 on-site with a valid student ID.

USATF has also released the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championship Series broadcast and streaming schedule. NBC will air the USATF Outdoor Championships and the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee will air on NBCSN. A schedule of dates and times for both events is below. In addition to broadcast coverage, all events will be available live and on demand on NBC Sports Gold.

“We look forward to hosting four days of competition and exciting entertainment during the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships,” said Katie Fencl, CSEE Director of Conventions, Sports and Services for Catch Des Moines. “With the addition of NBC live coverage of the event, we can really showcase the energy of Des Moines as we continue to establish the city as a premier destination for track and field.”

Visit catchdesmoines.com/usatf for ticket details, volunteer information, hotels and more.

Event

Date

Channel

Time (CST)

Drake Relays

Saturday, April 28

NBCSN

NBC Sports Gold

2-4 p.m.

2-4 p.m.

USATF Outdoor Championships

Friday, June 22

NBCSN (Delay)

NBC Sports Gold

10 a.m. to Noon

Live

USATF Outdoor Championships

Saturday, June 23

NBC

NBC Sports Gold

3-5 p.m.

Live

USATF Outdoor Championships

Sunday, June 24

NBC

NBC Sports Gold

3-5 p.m.

Live

About Catch Des Moines: Catch Des Moines’ mission is to market Greater Des Moines as a visitor destination for meetings, conventions, sporting events and leisure travelers. Representing 15 communities, Catch Des Moines ignites a vital tourism industry - generating more than 18,000 jobs and $2.1 billion in travel spending in Greater Des Moines. For more information about the organization or Greater Des Moines, visit catchdesmoines.com. 

About USATF: USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country's No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.

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