Winston-Salem to Host Indoor Track & Field Championship
22 May, 2017
Visit Winston-Salem announced today Winston-Salem was awarded the bid to host NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in 2021 totaling 1,000 hotel room nights and an expected economic impact generating more than $770,000.
This prestigious athletic event will take place at JDL Fast Track slated for March 12-13, 2021.
"Securing this NCAA event adds to Winston-Salem’s impressive portfolio and solidifies our profile as a destination with state-of-the-art sporting facilities that generates positive economic return,” said Richard Geiger, president of Visit Winston-Salem.
“We’re excited and honored to host this national championship at JDL. We’ve worked diligently to position Winston-Salem and our facility as a top-tier destination for these highly sought-after sporting events,” said Craig Longhurst, general manager of JDL Fast Track.
“In addition to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field event at JDL, Winston-Salem will showcase our destination and facilities during the NCAA Division I Tennis Championship May 17-28, 2018 at the Wake Forest Tennis Center,” said Geiger.
The NCAA Division I Tennis Championship will bring more than 1,600 athletes totaling more than 2,500 hotel room nights with an estimated economic impact of $1.5 million.
About JDL Fast Track: JDL Fast Track, one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the southeast, opened in January 2012 and houses a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface -- the same surface that was used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Field event areas include two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, one high jump apron and one throws area. The facility includes a 100-meter warm-up track, office and meeting-room space, a training room, and hospitality suites.
About Wake Forest Tennis Center: The Wake Forest Tennis Center opened in 2011 and is a state-of-the-art complex featuring 13 Deco-Turf II courts, the same court surface that is used at the US Open. The complex was created to host the NCAA Championships. Every August, the complex hosts the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University, an ATP World Tour 250 event that is the last professional tournament prior to the start of the US Open.
Visit Winston-Salem is the official sales and marketing agency for the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County tourism industry. For additional information, contact Marcheta Cole Keefer, director of marketing and communications at Marcheta@visitwinstonsalem.com or phone her at 336.728.4211 or Brittany Norton, media and marketing representative at Brittany@visitwinstonsalem.com or phone her at 336.728.4229.