Looking to host? Here’s a prime opportunity. The 2024 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships, held in late July, are seeking a host in the eastern zone of the country. And according to some reports, the event can bring in upwards of $20 million for the right city.
The event receives extensive coverage from sports media members eager to identify the up-and-coming athletes who are likely to move on to international competition. Participants range in age from 7 to 18 and the exact dates of the event are July 22- July 28, 2024.
According to USATF, the ideal host city for the 2024 event is in the East Zone of the United States (including the following associations: Adirondack, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Lake Erie, Long Island, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Mid- Atlantic, New England, New Jersey, New York, Niagara, North Carolina, Ohio, Potomac Valley, South Carolina, Three Rivers, Virginia and West Virginia).
Because of this preference, no bid applications from bidders proposing to host the Championships in a location outside the East Zone will be considered unless there are no bids submitted. Note: If no bids are received within the designated zone, bidding will be re-opened to any interested bidder regardless of the Zone.
Because the bid is track & field-specific, interested cities will need to have a 400m, eight-lane (42” wide), synthetic track (with raised curb) as well as a field events facility, both of which meet World Athletics requirements and comply with USATF competition rules. The venue that hosted in Sacramento in 2019 was Hornet Stadium on the campus of California State University, Sacramento. The event brings around 7,000 student-athletes and their families to the region.
Applications are due September 30, 2022. The bid information can be downloaded from this link.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-713-9625 with any questions regarding the event or the bid forms.