River Hawks named to host the 2024 NCAA DI Indoor Track and Field Championships
BRIGHTON, Massachusetts— UMass Lowell has been named the host school for the 2024 Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, as announced by the NCAA. The River Hawks, in partnership with New Balance and Boston College, successfully won the bid to host the National Finals at the brand new TRACK at New Balance at Boston Landing in Brighton, Mass. on March 8th and 9th, 2024.
“We are thrilled to bring the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships to Massachusetts and host it as a university for the first time,” said UMass Lowell, Director of Athletics Peter Kasy. “It would not have been possible to receive this offer without our partners at New Balance and the incredible new facility they are building. We look forward to working closely with them over the years to come to host a first class event.”
The event will bring 400 of the top athletics students from across the country to Boston for the two-day competition, marking the first time these championships have been held in the Northeast since the NCAA’s inception in 1965.
“UMass Lowell is excited to partner with New Balance to host the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships,” commented the athletics head coach Gary Gardner. “When we first met New Balance leadership, it was clear that the vision they had for the event aligned with that of the university and a fruitful relationship formed. At UMass Lowell, Chancellor Moloney, Director of Athletics Peter Kasy, and the entire athletic department has made this application a priority, so we’re incredibly happy that it’s becoming a reality. We can’t wait to continue expanding our relationship with New Balance as we prepare to host the NCAA National Championships in what may truly be the finest indoor track in the United States.”
In April 2019, the TRACK at new balance laid the foundation for the start of construction of a multi-sports complex with 5,000 seats and a 200-meter-long indoor track. The recently opened TRACK is the heart of Boston Landing, centrally located in the development to complement New Balance World Headquarters, world-class office and laboratory buildings, a luxury 295-unit residential building and the practice and training facilities of Bruins and Celtics. Both days of the Indoor Athletics Championships are open to the public and tickets are available in the months leading up to the event.
“TRACK will provide athletes with a world-class sporting experience, and that’s exactly the kind of iconic event it’s intended for,” said Tom Carleo, vice president, running and footwear innovation, New Balance. “Boston and New Balance are synonymous with running, so the opportunity to host the best, brightest and fastest collegiate athletes here is an incredible one and a natural fit.”