Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Default Video Update on New Track and Field Facility



  2. #2

    Default

    Quick question, “shouldn’t” the press box & covered seating be positioned down by the finish line? They seem to be at the opposite end.

    Looks like a great facility!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Eagan, MN
    Posts
    6,073

    Default

    It looks pretty tight. Where will discus, javelin, and hammer take place?
    Follow me on twitter: @skiumahgopher

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Quick question, “shouldn’t” the press box & covered seating be positioned down by the finish line? They seem to be at the opposite end.

    Looks like a great facility!
    They're centered w/rtp to the field.

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ski U Mah Gopher View Post
    It looks pretty tight. Where will discus, javelin, and hammer take place?
    They throw from the large area of pavement, with them landing on the grass.

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ski U Mah Gopher View Post
    It looks pretty tight. Where will discus, javelin, and hammer take place?
    To my knowledge, at high-level track specific facilities, the "field" events all take place literally in the in-field of the track. They try to control the direction of the flying implements by having a large cage that surrounds the "launching" pad circle in all directions except a narrow slice that is open to the field. This hopefully prevents things like discs, hammers, etc. from flying off onto the track, into the stands, etc. Javelin on the other hand doesn't have that, but because of the way it flies and how it's thrown (the throwers run down a long runway towards the middle of the in-field), it isn't necessary. And shotput doesn't need it either, because it just doesn't fly that far.


    Quote Originally Posted by Livingat45north View Post
    They're centered w/rtp to the field.
    You are correct, thanks. I was confused because there's an "extra" section of seating, that isn't covered, off to the side ... but appears this is due to the geometrical constraints of the space they had to work with.

  7. #7

    Default

    https://cpm.umn.edu/track-field-facility

    Here's a pre-construction rendering of the proposed layout.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •