The Track & Field Facility Improvements project was a phased effort.
Phase I replaced the existing track with a new layout based on a wider turning
radius, making a faster track, which reduces strain on joints and ligaments.
The wider track provides a larger infield, allowing for a more efficient and safe
layout for field and throwing events.
Also added were sports lighting, and upgrades to the site and utilities to support
the final build out, including stormwater, electric, and domestic water services.
A key feature of the new track is a new 13mm polyurethane based competitive sports surface.
The infield is sodded with a Bermuda cultivar sod. The track is circled by a low
fence with a 3’ sidewalk running the length of the straightaway. This phase also
includes a new ticket booth and reconfigures the sidewalk plaza and entry area.
Phase II of the project will include a 1,500 spectator grandstand with
team facilities, concessions, a press box, and meet booth. It will also
include a colonnade along the first turn. A new scoreboard, a measured
running path, and landscape improvements along Copeley Road complete the
current master plan for Lannigan Field.