Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs, but needs more money

Public funding for big-time sports tends to generate static.

So, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is building her case now for additional taxpayer support for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, which are coming to Eugene in two years.

The local organizing committee for the world outdoor track championships, Oregon21, says it needs a state subsidy because ticket sales and sponsorships won’t come close to covering the cost of putting on the event.

Source: KUOW – Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs, but needs more money