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Eugene Attendance

Postby jney » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:39 pm

How many are they expecting daily at the Trials in Eugene? I guess I am asking the seating capacity, but not the current one since they are going to out up the temp. bleachers. Anyone have an idea?
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Postby westcoasttiger » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:01 pm

Heard at a Trials fundraiser that there will be about 17 to 18 thousand tops. I think so far about 15,600 tickets have been put up for sale and are sold. Athletes, coaches etc. will get passes and there will be some seats set aside for them that will account for a few hundred. I forsee the tighest ticket market for track ever in the US. Track tix in ATL in 96 were cheap in comparison to what we will see next summer.
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Postby jney » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:41 am

thanks!!!!
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Postby trackstar » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:02 pm

I've already bought mine!
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Re: Olympic Trials

Postby tandfman » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:33 pm

TJ wrote: Having been to 9 Olympic Games and five Olympic Trials, including two in Eugene, have never yet not been able to obtain a reasonably priced ticket to a track meet. For those with patience, the 08 Olympic Trials should be no different.

Has there ever been a Trials meet as heavily pre-sold?
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Postby jney » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:43 pm

What kind of things do you believe will go on in this festival thing?
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Re: Olympic Trials

Postby bad hammy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:25 pm

tandfman wrote:Has there ever been a Trials meet as heavily pre-sold?

Certainly not my first one - 1984. :lol:

jney wrote:What kind of things do you believe will go on in this festival thing?

A regular T&F Sodom & Gomorrah bacchanalia. The mind and libido boggles . . .
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Re: Olympic Trials

Postby BCBaroo » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:07 pm

jney wrote:What kind of things do you believe will go on in this festival thing?

A regular T&F Sodom & Gomorrah bacchanalia. The mind and libido boggles . . .[/quote]

Sounds pretty good. Plus they're supposed to have the best video replay any of us have ever seen...at least in America. Hopefully there won't be video of me in the midst of the bacchanalia.
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Postby gh » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:39 pm

Does "sports bar" mean a spot of the adult kind?
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Postby trackstar » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:15 pm

I sure hope so. If I'm going to be in Oregon, I expect quality beer in substantial quantities.
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Postby ducktafnut » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:57 am

I am a season ticket holder for Ducks T&F, and already secured my seats (which I think are the best in the house!) for the Trials. However, a few things has transpired in the past couple months and now it does not appear that I can go.

I don't want to make any money off the sale of my tickets; but I do want to sell them to someone in the track & field community who would really appreciate them. Any suggestions?
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Postby MJD » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:04 am

Post that on the Trading Post. Nice handle.
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Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:16 am

MJD wrote:Post that on the Trading Post. Nice handle.


LOL, I thought that as an F at first!
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Postby malmo » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:48 am

gh wrote:Does "sports bar" mean a spot of the adult kind?


With Oregon being the most liberal State in the Union when it comes to the interpretation of "Freedom of Speech" you better buckle your seat belts. A number of small aircraft will be circling Hayward Field pulling banner advertisements just in case you're not sure where to go.
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Postby gh » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:34 am

So long as it's not black helicopters!
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Re: Eugene 08 Festival

Postby malmo » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:56 am

Who are the food vendors? Did you break ARA Services suffocating grip and bring in some of the local talent?


TJ wrote:Actually, it should be pretty cool. For an article with details, http://eugene08.com/news-views-detail.c ... e_unveiled
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Postby RMc » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:48 pm

TJ - one thought: has the organizing committee considering putting the USATF and corporate sponsors in "skyboxes" at the end of the track as they did in Sacramento? Perhaps the worst thing possible is to have a bunch of empty seats on the finish line as they did in Indianapolis....
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:48 pm

TJ wrote:Not one beer garden on-site, but possibly even two. Food will be provided by a mix of local vendors in order to offer a variety of cuisine.

Local wineries would be cool too.
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Re: Food & Drink

Postby malmo » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:53 pm

TJ wrote:Not one beer garden on-site, but possibly even two. Food will be provided by a mix of local vendors in order to offer a variety of cuisine.


A job well done.
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Postby malmo » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:54 pm

bad hammy wrote:
TJ wrote:Not one beer garden on-site, but possibly even two. Food will be provided by a mix of local vendors in order to offer a variety of cuisine.

Local wineries would be cool too.


That will be the week after the Trials.

http://www.artandthevineyard.org/
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Postby gh » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:58 pm

RMc wrote:TJ - one thought: has the organizing committee considering putting the USATF and corporate sponsors in "skyboxes" at the end of the track as they did in Sacramento? Perhaps the worst thing possible is to have a bunch of empty seats on the finish line as they did in Indianapolis....


check out the map (little late in the game for this suggestion!)

http://www.eugene08.com/UserFiles/File/OT08_Map.pdf
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Postby 26mi235 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:06 pm

gh wrote:
RMc wrote:TJ - one thought: has the organizing committee considering putting the USATF and corporate sponsors in "skyboxes" at the end of the track as they did in Sacramento? Perhaps the worst thing possible is to have a bunch of empty seats on the finish line as they did in Indianapolis....


check out the map (little late in the game for this suggestion!)

http://www.eugene08.com/UserFiles/File/OT08_Map.pdf


Ever go to the (at least used to be) smallish Alpine Winery/Vineyard. It was northwest of Eugene not too far, if I recall correctly (I was coming from the north/OSU)?
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Postby malmo » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:50 pm

26mi235 wrote:yadda yadda yadda


Dumb question: what is 26mi235? A severe late-term bonk or something?
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Postby 26mi235 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:14 pm

malmo wrote:
26mi235 wrote:yadda yadda yadda


Dumb question: what is 26mi235? A severe late-term bonk or something?


5:55 pace (twice)
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Postby malmo » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:18 pm

26mi235 wrote:
malmo wrote:
26mi235 wrote:yadda yadda yadda


Dumb question: what is 26mi235? A severe late-term bonk or something?


5:55 pace (twice)


26 miles in 2hr 35 min?
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Postby 26mi235 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:03 pm

Yep, except for an additional 385 yards (might have made 2:33 for 26-even). Not good by serious runners standards, but I only made it up to 7th man on my HS JV XC team after four years.
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Re: Food & Drink

Postby gh » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:50 pm

TJ wrote:Not one beer garden on-site, but possibly even two. Food will be provided by a mix of local vendors in order to offer a variety of cuisine.


And now the bad news.... the local vendors are McDonalds, Jack In The Box, Burger...... :-)
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Postby RMc » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:59 pm

gh wrote:
RMc wrote:TJ - one thought: has the organizing committee considering putting the USATF and corporate sponsors in "skyboxes" at the end of the track as they did in Sacramento? Perhaps the worst thing possible is to have a bunch of empty seats on the finish line as they did in Indianapolis....


check out the map (little late in the game for this suggestion!)

http://www.eugene08.com/UserFiles/File/OT08_Map.pdf


I see there are several "skyboxes" at the south and north ends of the stadium. Is this what they'll be used for?
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Re: Food & Drink

Postby RMc » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:02 pm

gh wrote:
TJ wrote:Not one beer garden on-site, but possibly even two. Food will be provided by a mix of local vendors in order to offer a variety of cuisine.


And now the bad news.... the local vendors are McDonalds, Jack In The Box, Burger...... :-)


The the "local" beer with be Weinhard's..... :wink:
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Postby gh » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:24 pm

Let's hope that the enhanced layout at Hayward includes enough johns to take care of the beer-induced traffic!
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Postby malmo » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:51 pm

gh wrote:Let's hope that the enhanced layout at Hayward includes enough johns to take care of the beer-induced traffic!


I don't think that prostitution is legal in Oregon.
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Postby gh » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:17 pm

honi soit qui mal y pense!
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Postby mike renfro » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:13 pm

trackstar wrote:I sure hope so. If I'm going to be in Oregon, I expect quality beer in substantial quantities.


As they say down under, no worries mate.

And for the Pinot Noir feaks, just keep driving up the Willamette Valley, where they do some really wonderful things with the grape :shock: Oh, yeah, Oregon rocks :o
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Postby gh » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:20 am

Is there anybody on the Board here who is going to the OT but has never been to a meet at Hayward Field before?
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Postby tafnut » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:40 am

gh wrote:Is there anybody on the Board here who is going to the OT but has never been to a meet at Hayward Field before?

Moi.
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Postby RMc » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:37 am

tafnut wrote:
gh wrote:Is there anybody on the Board here who is going to the OT but has never been to a meet at Hayward Field before?

Moi.


Seriously???? Sort of like a Muslim not making it to Mecca.... :roll:

But being a Stanford honk, maybe that's not surprising... :wink:
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