The World Athletics Championships are coming to Eugene, Oregon in July 2023. This will be the first time that the World Championships have been held in the United States, and Eugene is gearing up to host the best track and field athletes from around the globe. Fans are eager to get their hands on tickets to see the action live, but how much will it cost to attend the World Championships? Here is an in-depth look at World Championships Oregon ticket prices, packages and details.
- When and where are the 2023 World Championships being held?
- What is the competition schedule?
- How much do tickets cost for each session?
- What ticket packages are available?
- Where can I buy tickets?
- Are there any discounts or promo codes available?
- When do tickets go on sale?
- How many fans will Hayward Field hold?
- How quickly will sessions sell out?
When and Where are the 2023 World Championships?
The World Athletics Championships Oregon 2023 will take place from July 15-24, 2023 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Eugene is known as Tracktown USA for its passionate track and field fanbase and history of hosting major events like the US Olympic Trials. Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus recently underwent a major renovation specifically to host the World Championships.
- Dates: July 15-24, 2023
- Location: Eugene, Oregon
- Venue: Hayward Field
The World Championships feature a 10-day competition schedule with events starting in the morning sessions around 9am local time and evening sessions starting around 6pm.
The prelims and qualifying rounds take place in the morning sessions while the marquee track and field finals occur in the evening under the lights. The marathon and race walks will also take place in the mornings.
Preliminary World Championships Schedule
|Fri, July 15
|Day 1 Finals
|Sat, July 16
|Day 2 Finals
|Sun, July 17
|Day 3 Finals
|Mon, July 18
|Day 4 Finals
|Tues, July 19
|Day 5 Finals
|Wed, July 20
|Day 6 Finals
|Thurs, July 21
|Day 7 Finals
|Fri, July 22
|Day 8 Finals
|Sat, July 23
|Day 9 Finals
|Sun, July 24
|Day 10 Finals
The finals sessions will feature marquee events like the 100m, 200m, 400m, hurdles, steeplechase, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, and more.
World Championships Oregon organizers are offering tickets in a variety of seating zones at Hayward Field. Ticket prices range from $20 to $250 depending on seat location and session.
In general, morning session tickets are cheaper while the evening finals demand a higher price. Tickets on the home stretch offer the most premium experience and cost more than those in other sections of the stadium.
Ticket Prices by Section
|Lower Home Stretch Sections AA-BB
|Lower Home Sideline Sections A-E
|Upper Sections 1-14
|End Zone Sections 15-17
These are the baseline prices and they could fluctuate leading up to the event. Sections closer to the finish line or with better sightlines will be more expensive. The end zone seats higher up in the stadium are the most affordable option.
Estimated Price Range
- Morning sessions: $20-$50
- Evening finals: $75-$250
In addition to single session tickets, World Championships Oregon is offering several multi-session ticket packages:
All Session Packages
- Full Meet Package – access to all sessions from July 15-24
- Week 1 Package – access to sessions from July 15-20
- Week 2 Package – access to sessions from July 21-24
The all session packages provide tickets to every session in the time period but seating locations may vary from session to session. All session packages offer savings over buying individual tickets to every session.
Exact pricing has not been announced yet but based on ticket costs at previous World Championships, a full meet package could range from $500-$1000 or more depending on seat location. The week-specific packages will be cheaper than the full meet option.
Hospitality packages provide an upgraded experience with amenities like premium seating, hospitality lounge access, and food & beverages. These luxury packages will cost substantially more than regular tickets. Pricing starts around $550 per session and exceeds $4000 for all-session packages.
Where to Buy Tickets
World Championships Oregon tickets will be sold through the official website when they go on sale to the public:
Fans can visit the site to sign up for email alerts about ticket sales announcements and other updates leading up the event. Additional tickets may be distributed through promotional giveaways and competitions as the event draws closer.
The University of Oregon will hold some tickets for students and staff. Partner groups like USA Track & Field will also get ticket allotments but most seats will be made available to the general public.
Discounts and Promo Codes
There are not currently any special discounts or promo codes available for World Championships tickets. However, ticket prices are dynamic and could be lowered closer to the event if they are not selling out.
Kids under the age of 2 can be seated without a ticket if sitting on an adult’s lap. Discounts for seniors, students, groups or military are not yet announced but could become available later. Promotions may also offer discounted or free tickets for select sessions.
When Do Tickets Go On Sale?
The World Championships ticketing timeline has not been formally announced yet by organizers. Based on previous World Championships:
- Late 2022 – Early 2023: Pre-sale ticket windows for priority groups like hospitality buyers, sponsor partners, Athletics Federation affiliates.
- Spring 2023: Public on-sale begins for packs and individual sessions.
- Summer 2023: Final wave of ticket sales open leading into event.
Sign up for the email newsletter on the World Championships Oregon website to get notifications for the on-sale dates. Given the high demand, popular sessions could sell out quickly once tickets are available to the public.
Hayward Field Capacity
The newly renovated Hayward Field has a full capacity around 30,000 seats for the World Championships. That will make it the largest track and field stadium ever for a World Championships.
Previously, the 2012 London Olympic Stadium held the record with a capacity of 80,000 fans but no setting has come close to that for a World Championships. The 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar had a much smaller capacity around 12,000.
Hayward Field Expansion
- Previous capacity: ~10,000
- Renovated capacity: ~30,000
The home stretch side of the stadium features two stacked decks with seats much closer to the track than the previous set up. The full-length stands provide excellent sightlines for spectators.
How Quickly Will Sessions Sell Out?
Demand is expected to be extremely high for Eugene 2023 World Championships tickets given the limited capacity and excitation around the first ever US hosting.
Certain marquee evening finals sessions like the men’s and women’s 100m could sell out quickly when tickets go on sale. Sessions earlier in the meet or morning qualifying may have more availability.
If tickets aren’t immediately sold out, prices may dip closer to the event for sessions with lower demand. But with Eugene’s enthusiasm for track and field and spectator-friendly seating renovations, most sessions will be hot tickets.
Fans will want to be ready to purchase when the ticket sale windows officially open to have the best chance at getting seats. Signing up for early pre-sale access and alerts will also help secure tickets.
The World Athletics Championships Oregon 2023 will be a huge spectacle for American track and field fans. With affordably priced tickets beginning around $20 and premium seats topping out around $250, getting into Hayward Field is a great value to witness the best athletes on the planet.
Between single session seats and multi-day packages, there are plenty of ticketing options to fit different schedules and budgets. The earlier fans can purchase when sales open, the better chance they’ll have at buying tickets before high demand knocks out availability for the superstar showdowns set to take place next July at Hayward Field.