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Named after long-time 49er track & field coach, Jack Rose, the Jack Rose Track features 400-meter all-weather track and runways and grass turf throughout the infield.

The track is in the midst of a multi-million dollar renovation, scheduled to be finished in the Spring of 2015. The completed project will showcase a facility that is among the very best in the United States. The centerpiece will be the track and its design features. When all phases are completed, the stadium will boast seating for 5,000 spectators and allow for additional team and student seating. With this, and other important elements accomplished, this redesign will complete the vision of a national-class facility that can play host to major invitational meets as well as NCAA and U.S. Track & Field championships.

Located adjacent to the Barrett Center and under the shadow of the Walter Pyramid, Jack Rose Track is positioned to enjoy ideal wind conditions for all sprinting, jumping and throwing events, and can host a full meet within its confines.

The stadium track will offer Long Beach State student-athletes a world-class home to train and compete on. The state-of-the-art competition areas will feature a 9-lane track that is NCAA, USATF and IAAF certified. The desirable European oval design offers wide radius turns with 48" lanes. The shorter straightaway feature of the track creates a longer, smoother curve than the typical 100 meter-by-100 meter configuration. This longer, smoother curve will give this facility the reputation as on the fastest tracks in the United States, if not the world. The facility will become one of the only IAAF Class certified track and field complexes in the U.S.

The field event areas consist of dual infield competition throwing circles for shot put, dual infield discus rings, dual javelin runways, an outside competition hammer/discus ring, and an additional outside shot put throwing pad for additional training and competitions.

The jumping areas consist of dual infield, side-by-side approaches for high jump, and dual parallel outfield runways for long/triple jumps and pole vault that can be reversed for wind conditions, if needed.

The dual runways and throwing rings offer the ability to host multiple event competition, allowing the university to host top-level invitational meets as well as national championships. The universities unique location near the ocean allows our facility to take advantage of optimal, on-shore wind conditions for all jumping, throwing, and sprinting events.

The main finish line is located on the east side of the stadium. When completed, this area will provide seating for 3,500 seats and press box that meets A.D.A. requirements and allows for sound, timing, and video display operations under all weather conditions. Seating on the west side of the stadium is primarily for field event spectating on the backstretch, adjacent to the outside jumps location. Seating capacity on the west side backstretch will be 1,500.

Team areas and student seating will be located on the north and south turns. The terraced design of these unique seating areas will showcase The Beach and provide enclosure to the stadium. The final product will exceed the NCAA and USA Track & Field requirement for hosting championship events. The terraced areas would be cement, with synthetic turf on this multiple-level landscaped terrace.

Besides being the home of the Long Beach State track and field program, the site has been featured in a number of television and movie spots, including American Pie and The Gail Devers Story.

Facility Specifications

Synthetic Surface Beynon BSS-1000ML
Synthetic Surface (sq/ft) 104,900
Track Geometry 400 Meter, 9 lane (48" width) European style oval (36.5m radius); Steeple Chase water jump inside track (396.25m course)
Two Directional 100m, 200m, 100m Hurdle, and 110m Hurdle races
Track Markings 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 1,600m, Mile, 3,000m, 3,200m, 5,000m, 10,000m, Youth Girls 100m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, Youth Boys 110m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, 2000m Steeple Chase, 3000m Steeple Chase, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, 4x800m relay.
Infield Turf Type Tifway 419 sod
Infield Turf (sq/ft) 72,600
Altitude Above Sea Level 12'6"

Javelin Synthetic Surface Beynon BSS-1000ML
Shot Put Cinder Type Charcoal Lava Cinder
Shot Put Cinder (sq/ft): 7,250
  South Runway North Runway
Runway Length 116'2" 142'
Runway Width 13'6" 13'6"
Board to Grass 3'3" 3'3""
Sector Length 328' 288'8" to shot put curbs

  West Ring East Ring North Ring
Sector Length 80'4" 80'4" 78'3"
  SW Ring NW Ring NE Ring
Sector Length 334' 298' 308'
Sector Length (left) 285'7"
Sector Length (right) 252'3"

Jumps Synthetic Surface Beynon BSS-1000ML
Infield Turf Type Tifway 419 sod
  North Apron
South to North Approach 72'
West and East Pits 107'
  West Runway East Runway
Runway Length 156' 156'
Runway Width 4' 4'
  West Runway East Runway
Runway Length 181'4" 181'4"
Runway Width 4' 4'
Board to Pit 9'10" 9'10"
Landing Pit Length (North) 29' 29'
Landing Pit Length (South) 27' 27'
Landing Pit Width 9'8" 9'8"
  West Runway East Runway
Runway Length 148'10" 148'10"
Runway Width 4' 4'
Board to Pit 42'8" 42'8"
Landing Pit Length (North) 29' 29'
Landing Pit Length (South) 27' 27'
Landing Pit Width 9'8" 9'8"
  West Runway East Runway
Runway Length 155'1" 155'1"
Runway Width 4' 4'
Board to Pit 36'1" 36'1"
Landing Pit Length (North) 29' 29'
Landing Pit Length (South) 27' 27'
Landing Pit Width 9'8" 9'8"

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