niversity of Virginia Lannigan Track & Field Improvements Design
University of Virginia Lannigan Track & Field Improvements Design

The new track creates a number of advantages for the University of Virginia’s track & field program. Of primary importance is that the new layout features a wider turn radius, making it a faster track and consistent with the premier tracks in the country.

This layout also reduces strain on joints and ligaments both for training and competition. In addition, the new track creates a larger area in the infield allowing for a more efficient and safer layout for all for all field and throwing events. New lights allow for increased availability for both meets and practice, and a new scoreboard will provide spectators with updated scoring throughout a meet.

Team facilities include new locker rooms as well as meeting space and training space to maximize opportunities for student athlete development during practices and workouts. Permanent stands with a capacity of 1,500, spectator facilities, and a new meet operations booth support the University in hosting high quality meets and providing spectators with a better experience. The facility will overall enhance recruiting efforts for the track and field program and allow the University to host high school and collegiate track meets.

The improvements also include a separate training/running path around the outside of the competition track that will feature a custom surface with extra resilience to minimize impact and allow athletes to train with minimal strain to joints and ligaments. The new facility features a colonnade along the first turn which is a feature throughout the University and has been continued in UVa’s other major athletics venues at Scott Stadium and the John Paul Jones Arena.

The new track creates a number of advantages for the University of Virginia’s track & field program. Of primary importance is that the new layout features a wider turn radius, making it a faster track and consistent with the premier tracks in the country.

This layout also reduces strain on joints and ligaments both for training and competition. In addition, the new track creates a larger area in the infield allowing for a more efficient and safer layout for all for all field and throwing events. New lights allow for increased availability for both meets and practice, and a new scoreboard will provide spectators with updated scoring throughout a meet.

Team facilities include new locker rooms as well as meeting space and training space to maximize opportunities for student athlete development during practices and workouts. Permanent stands with a capacity of 1,500, spectator facilities, and a new meet operations booth support the University in hosting high quality meets and providing spectators with a better experience. The facility will overall enhance recruiting efforts for the track and field program and allow the University to host high school and collegiate track meets.

The improvements also include a separate training/running path around the outside of the competition track that will feature a custom surface with extra resilience to minimize impact and allow athletes to train with minimal strain to joints and ligaments. The new facility features a colonnade along the first turn which is a feature throughout the University and has been continued in UVa’s other major athletics venues at Scott Stadium and the John Paul Jones Arena.

Track and Field Renovation and Design

Client: University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Discipline: Track & Field

Completion: 2012

Size: 400-meter, 8-lane track, with seating for 1,500