What to know when attending the 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials
The day has come – the most anticipated summer event in Eugene is upon The University of Oregon. The 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials will take place at Hayward field, and it’s expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees.
The university has put together a list of resources to benefit to Track and Field fans.
Information about the events, schedules, tickets, prohibited items and other key information can be found at TrackTown16.com and on its mobile application “TrackTown USA – TrackTown 16,” available both on iOS and Andriod.
Safety is also a big concern at this world class event. Here is a lengthy list of prime prevention tips from Eugene Police Department to help ensure safety at the event.
“We would like to welcome our visitors as well as share some important tips for everyone,” EPD Director of Communication Melinda McLaughin said in the press release. “No matter where your travels take you, you can decrease your chances of becoming a victim by following these basic steps for summertime safety and crime prevention.”
Some essential phone numbers to keep handy
- 9-1-1: Life-threatening emergencies, crimes in progress
- Normal campus operations customer service: 541-346-2319 for custodial needs, building or grounds damage. M-F, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- UOPD Dispatch: 541-346-2919 for safety concerns, crimes, suspicious conditions, non-emergency medical problems or safety escorts.
- UO Emergency Operations Center: 541-346-9550 for situations related specifically to the Olympic Trials. Daily during Trials event hours.
- Safety & Risk Services on-call: 541-603-8970 for situations related to the Trials, if no one is available in the Emergency Operations Center.
Here’s the complete list from EPD:
- Report any suspicious behavior, such as people loitering around buildings, bicycles and vehicles.
- Report any suspicious packages or items left lying around. If you see something that concerns you, don’t be afraid to contact authorities to flag it.
- Lock your doors, close your windows and take your key.
- Don’t leave anything in your vehicle.
- Don’t leave your vehicle running unattended, even for a minute.
- Be alert to your surroundings.
- Travel in groups and carry your cell phone.
- Walk in well-lit, high travel areas and avoid alleys and shortcuts between buildings.
- Guard your personal space.
- Protect your purse and wallet.
- Be alert while arriving and leaving your place of stay.
- Enter through the main entry.
- In your room, lock your door with the deadbolt and use the view hole before opening the door.
- Lock valuables in the safe or take them with you.
- Report suspicious persons to the front desk.
The university and Eugene Police Department both encourage attendees to use public transportation, such as the Lane Districts Transportation, to travel to the event, as parking is limited on campus.
Here’s an interactive map of road closure and parking day-to-day during the trials.
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