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2016 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships (TrackTown) (OCC)


  • Oregon Convention Center 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97232 (map)
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TrackTown USA is hosting the 16th The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Indoor World Championships in the Lloyd neighborhood. The competition will be held at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) from March 17 to March 20, 2016. Athletes from around the world will be here to compete for the title of World Champion. This exciting event will bring approximately 8,000 international and local athletes and spectators along with their friends, family, and team members.

The four-day meet will feature a new 200-meter track, an infield and a 7,000 seat stadium, with a special pole vault competition. This will be only the second time in the biennial event's history that it is hosted in the U.S. since the inaugural meeting in 1987 in Indianapolis. Pioneer Courthouse Square (PCS) will be a live site activation for spectators and Portland Downtown will be the hub for 2000+ Team Official and Athletes, VIP's, Media, and others from over 200+ countries.

In order to ensure smooth traffic operation and safety around PCS and the hotels, TrackTown USA and the City will need to remove parking, close travel lanes, or full streets in designated areas. TrackTown has worked with the City to limit the closure areas and durations to the extent possible to minimize impact to businesses and the traveling public. Sidewalks will remain open during the closures and pedestrian access to businesses and buildings will always be maintained. Also, bus and MAX service will not be interrupted during these closures and will continue on SW Morrison/Yamhill and SW 6th Ave.

Closures include:

  • NE First Ave from NE Lloyd to NE Holladay
  • NE Oregon St from NE Lloyd to NE First Ave
  • SW Broadway from SW Alder to SW Yamhill - East Lane Only
  • SW Sixth Ave from SW Taylor to SW Morrison - Auto Lane Only
  • SW Morrison St from SW Fourth to SW Broadway - Auto Lane Only

*24hrs/day - Closures will begin following the Shamrock Run Festivities on March 13, 2016

Get all the details here

Questions or concerns? Please contact Transport@portland2016.com or call 541-343-6129.

TrackTown USA is an Oregon based non-profit with many years of experience hosting championship track and field events, including the 2008, 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, 2013-2021 NCAA Tack and Field Championships, and 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships.

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