Arkansas Track and Field Camps

Arkansas Track and Field Camps

Facilities & Directions

John McDonnell Field

Home to the most successful program in NCAA history, John McDonnell Field has been transformed into one of the top outdoor track and field facilities in the nation. Named for legendary head coach John McDonnell, the winner of 42 NCAA national championships, the facility is one of only two IAAF Class 1 certified track and field complexes in the U.S. and the first such facility on a collegiate campus.

The state-of-the-art competition areas include a nine-lane Mondo track, a grass infield as well as a full hammer cage and multiple throw areas. The pole vault and jumping pits are reversible and contain two sets of runways to accommodate multiple events. Capacity is currently set at 7,000 but has the potential t
o hold 10,000 with additional construction.

The new John McDonnell Field played host to the 2006 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 11-14, 2006. The SEC meet was the first in what promises to be a long line of prominent events slated for the new facility. Future events at the facility will include the 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships and the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.


Randal Tyson Track Center

While those words were repeated in Kevin Costner's Field of Dreams, they never rang more true than in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where the Randal Tyson Track Center has become the crowning jewel of indoor track and field in the United States.

One of the best indoor facilities in the world, the Tyson Center has been the home of the NCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships since its completion in the winter of 2000. The six-lane banked oval has been touted by insiders and the casual fan as perhaps the fastest indoor track in the world thanks to its steep curves and long straightaways and the numbers back it up as 11 of 20 NCAA Championship running records have been broken on its surface.

The Tyson Center's field events are conducted inside the banked oval and have also been the host to numerous records. Elevated runways and firm take-off areas give athletes their best chance for success and have been contributors to an additional five NCAA Championship records.

While the Tyson Center provides exceptional surfaces to compete on, what sometimes is overlooked until the major competitions is the environment surrounding the competition
area. More than 5,000 seats are provided for spectators who visit the arena and each is filled during major championships.
Also a major factor in the success of the Tyson Center has been the quality of competition at the venue. Not just the home of the NCAA Championships, the Tyson Center also hosts one of USA Track & Field's Golden Spike Tour events each year and have welcomed such legends as Gail Devers, Maurice Green, Stacy Dragila, Melvin Lister and Veronica Campbell.


Directions to John McDonnell Field
10 S. Razorback Rd. - Fayetteville, AR 72701
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The University of Arkansas campus is accessed from Interstate 540 at three major exits: 60 (Razorback Road), 62 (Martin Luther King Blvd.) and 63 (Weddington Road). The core athletic facilities (with the exception of Baum Baseball Stadium and the Tyson Indoor Track Center) are located between Razorback Road on the west and Stadium Drive on the east and Maple Street on the North and Sixth Street (Martin Luther King Blvd) on the South.

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Directions to Randal Tyson Track Center
1380 S. Beechwood Ave.- Fayetteville, AR 72701

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