May 17, 2022

Drake to host Blue Oval Showcase

Drake Stadium will host a one-of-a-kind professional track and field competition Aug. 29 with the Blue Oval Showcase presented by Mediacom, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced Monday.

Boldon announced the one-time event will feature professional athletes on the Jim Duncan Track. The return of track and field competition to Des Moines will be conducted within safety guidelines recommended by campus, local and state health and safety officials and national and international track and field governing bodies.

Safety measures for the Blue Oval Showcase include the absence of ticketed fans from Drake Stadium.

Only athletes and officials will be allowed on the competition surface and a limited number of event staff and credentialed athlete support staff will be allowed in the stadium seating area.

Additional details regarding the schedule, athletes and information on television and streaming viewing options will be announced in the coming days.