Sacramento, California, has been selected to host the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Sacramento Sports Commission will serve as the local organizing committee for the event, which will be held at Cal State University Sacramento’s Hornet Stadium.
“Sacramento has a tremendous track-and-field culture and we are very pleased to be returning in 2014,” said Max Siegel, CEO of USA Track & Field. “The fan support in the region is fantastic, and the weather conditions serve sprinters, field event athletes and distance runners alike. We look forward to another successful partnership with the Sacramento Sports Commission.”
Site of the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials for Track & Field, Sacramento has hosted several prominent track-and-field events recently, including the 2011 World Masters Championships, the 2010 USA Masters Championships, the 2010 USA Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships and the 1995 USA Outdoor Championships. Sacramento was also home to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Hornet Stadium has a capacity for 21,195 spectators and set attendance records during the Olympic Trials. The stadium has undergone significant upgrades since the 2004 Olympic Trials including new public entrances, resurfacing of the infield and track, and a new scoreboard.