NDSU Breaks Ground on New Indoor Track and Field Facility
Release: October 21, 2011
FARGO, N.D. - After a ceremonial groundbreaking during homecoming festivites Oct. 1, construction began on the Shelly Ellig indoor track and field facility at North Dakota State University on Monday, Oct. 17.
Located south and west of the existing Bison Sports Arena, the 78,000-square-foot facility will have seating for 1,000 spectators and feature a 200-meter, eight-lane track with 42-inch wide lanes.
There will be additional practice lanes on the straightaway, multiple long jump, triple jump and pole vault runways, and a shot put and weight throw sector on the infield.
The facility is part of the future Sanford Health Athletic Complex, which will include a basketball practice facility, a student-athlete academic center, and human performance facilities, including strength training, sports medicine and rehabilitation areas.
For project updates, photos and videos, visit GoBison.com/edge.