Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

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, with that honor transferred from the cinder track of Ohio Stadium, which then had football seating expanded over its footprint after the opening of this venue. Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist at the 1936 Games in Berlin, Germany.

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Location2450 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
OwnerOhio State University
OperatorOhio State University
SurfaceNatural Grass
Broke groundOctober 13, 1998
OpenedAugust 4, 2001; 22 years ago (August 4, 2001)
Construction costUSD $6.5 Million
ArchitectMoody•Nolan, Inc.
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)

Dimensions edit


  • 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

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

References edit

  1. ^ " - The official athletic site of the Ohio State University - Facilities". Archived from the original on 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2011-08-18.

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