The addition of even more competitors from last year’s London Olympics means more tickets sold to this months Drake Relays. More that two dozen medalists from 2012 will take part in a series of London rematches that could lead to a first Friday sellout for the event.
“We are determined and on our way to selling out Friday night for the first time, and we’re not there yet, but it is going very, very well and it’s more than a bump and we have not announced the high school participants yet,” Drake Relays director Brian Brown said. “Once we announce who made the cut, then the ticket sales really take off.”
Brown said this past week that all of the events featuring London rematches are full. He says the one thing they can’t control are injuries in training prior to the event, so he says he is very cautious answering the phone right now.
Brown said an example of just how deep and competitive the field is going to be is demonstrated by the men’s 110 meter hurdles. “When you look at the 110 meter hurdles for men, and you look at the top ten rankings in the world, six of the eight lanes are going to be here at the Drake Relays,” according to Brown.
The Drake Relays are April 25th through the 28th.