The 169,000-square-foot Liberty Indoor Track Center complex is among only a few indoor tracks in the nation large enough to have a second-floor mezzanine. But the track itself is the facility’s most dynamic feature, and one of only a handful of indoor tracks in the U.S. to offer a six-lane, 200-meter, hydraulically banked oval. The banked track features a specially formulated surface manufactured by Beynon. It is 425 feet long by 300 feet wide, with an arched roof ranging in height from 46-66 feet. The configuration of the track layout includes room for all six field events, with the weight throw, shot put and high jump pits located outside the track oval, and the pole vault, long jump, and triple jump runways located inside.
The mezzanine area is a spacious loft where competitors can sit or huddle with their teammates and interact with athletes from other schools — above an eight-lane, 100-meter warm-up track straightaway. The mezzanine is on the opposite side of the track from stands that seat nearly 1,500 fans, with the capacity to hold more than 2,500 when track-level portable bleachers are added. The complex is large enough for a maximum occupancy of 5,000, including 2,500 or more athletes.
Other amenities in the facility include a 6,000-square-foot weight room, a 3,000-square-foot training room and underwater treadmill, a coaches’ hospitality room with windows that overlook the track, a concessions area, a press box, a scoreboard with live results and video board showing instant replays, ample restrooms, locker rooms and office space.