INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis will host the first 1987 World Indoor Championships of track and field, the International Amateur Athletic Federation said.
Indianapolis was picked over Budapest, Hungary at an IAAF meeting Sunday in Athens, Greece.
The meet is scheduled for March 7-8, 1987.
The city already is making plans to stage the Pan American Games, scheduled for August 1987.
Pete Cava, news director for The Athletics Congress, said the meet will take place at the Hoosier Dome. TAC, an Indianapolis-based organization, governs track and field competition in the United States.
'I don't know the actual reasons (why Indianapolis was picked),' Cava said. 'But indoor track is extremely popular in the United States. And Indianapolis has an extremely good record for putting on track meets.'
About 800 athletes from around the world are expected to compete. The Pan Am Games will draw about 2,000 athletes five months later.