After a 16-year hiatus, OSU revived its track program with women’s track and cross country in 2004. Although the program had returned, the former track facility had long since been removed, leaving a substantial training and competition void on campus. Our firm was hired as prime consultant in 2007 to develop a concept plan, feasibility study, cost estimate and fund-raising images for a new complex.
After a very successful fund-raising campaign, our firm and DLR Group were selected in 2010 to prepare a formal design for two phases of implementation. Phase one features a 9-lane 400 meter track and accommodations for all field events (two of each) and a synthetic turf infield. The infield is also utilized by the varsity soccer teams as a practice facility. These improvements were completed in 2012. Phase two includes the additional spectator features and infrastructure to make it competition-ready. These improvements will include a 1,000 seat grandstand, restrooms and concession building, a 200 space parking lot, a scoreboard/timeclock, paths, and spectator plazas. Design for phase two is underway.