Goldsberry Track

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Goldsberry Track
Home of the Bobcats
OU Pruitt Field.JPG
Former namesNone
LocationAthens, Ohio
OwnerOhio University
OperatorOhio University
Capacity1,000
Field size110 yards by 60 yards
SurfaceRekortan
Construction
Broke ground1999
OpenedMay 2000
ClosedOpen
DemolishedN/A
Construction cost$2.3 million USD
Architectvarious
Tenants
Ohio Bobcats Women's Track and Field (NCAA) (2000-Present)

Goldsberry Track is the home of the Ohio Bobcats women's track and field team. It has been home to the program since the facility opened in May 2000. The facility is regarded as one of the best track and field facilities in the Mid-American Conference and the region.

Goldsberry Track has a potential to hold 1,000 spectators in the red-brick grandstand located on the east side of the stadium. There is also a spacious press box on the stadium's east side and a high quality sound system installed at the stadium. The track at the facility is made of a material called Rekortan, a mixture of rubber granules with a liquid fixative on top of asphalt. The track surrounds Pruitt Field, an artificial turf field used by the Bobcat's women's field hockey squad, and the Ohio University Marching 110. In the summer of 2006, professional quality lights were installed at Goldsberry Track.

A variety of events are held at Goldsberry Track every year. The Ohio Bobcats track and field teams annually host the McDonald’s Invitational and the Ohio Open for both men's and women's teams. In 2005, Goldsberry Track hosted the Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championships.

Goldsberry Track is named in honor of Blaine R. Goldsberry. An Ohio student-athlete (1911-1914), team physician (1921-1953), and athletic contributor, Goldsberry graduated from Ohio University in 1914 and was a lifelong supporter of Bobcats athletics.

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Coordinates: 39°19′33″N 82°6′37″W / 39.32583°N 82.11028°W / 39.32583; -82.11028