Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

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Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Location2450 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
OwnerOhio State University
OperatorOhio State University
Capacity10,000[1]
SurfaceNatural Grass
Construction
Broke groundOctober 13, 1998
OpenedAugust 4, 2001
Construction costUSD $6.5 Million
ArchitectMoody•Nolan, Inc.
Tenants
Ohio State Buckeyes (NCAA)
Men's lacrosse (2001–present)
Women's lacrosse (2001–present)
Men's soccer (2001–present)
Women's soccer (2001–present)
Men's track and field (2001–present)
Women's track and field (2001–present)

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is a 10,000-capacity stadium located in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The stadium is home of the Ohio State Buckeyes men's and women's lacrosse teams as well as the soccer and track and field teams. The stadium opened for soccer in the fall of 2001. It also hosts the OHSAA boys and girls track and field State Tournament. It is named after former OSU athlete, Jesse Owens. Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an African-American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist at the 1936 Games in Berlin, Germany.

Dimensions[edit]

Soccer

  • 76 yd × 118 yd (69 m × 108 m)

Men's Lacrosse

  • 60 yd × 110 yd (55 m × 101 m)

Women's Lacrosse

  • 70 yd × 120 yd (64 m × 110 m)

Track & Field

  • Nine (9) lanes - 48 in (120 cm) wide

Coordinates: 40°00′44″N 83°01′39″W / 40.012358°N 83.027634°W / 40.012358; -83.027634

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OhioStateBuckeyes.com - The Official Athletic site of The Ohio State University - Facilities". Retrieved 2011-08-18.