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HE WON'T TURN HIS MASBACK ON ATLANTA: USATF STAYS WITH CITY
Published February 26, 1999
With the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships six years into a 10-year deal with the Georgia Dome, USATF Exec Dir Craig Masback said that despite "nobody ... billing this as a breakthrough year" for the event, "it's not time to give up on Atlanta as host," according to Mike Fish of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The USATF championships average attendance its first four years in Atlanta was 17,000, but was "based on exaggerated estimates." An "accurate account" last year saw that the USATF championships drew 8,874, with only 6,474 paid. Masback said that he "would hope to exceed" that total this year, with the event "getting a significant" backing from local sponsors. Masback said that the USATF plans to open an Atlanta office to market future indoor championships "better." The USATF championships will be held this weekend (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/26).