The nine-lane Spurtan surface is identical to the one used at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. It boasts the largest area of rubberized surface of any track in the country and was the first surface of its kind to be used in the United States. The track is uniquely designed to allow all throwing events to be contested in the infield, with pole vault and horizontal jump pits located directly in front of the grandstand. The design allows spectators to witness every event without ever leaving their seats; no more abandoning an ideal venue at the track to watch the javelin or discus in some distant field.Practice areas are located adjacent to the track. Five jumping pits are located between the track and the grandstands and the facility boasts six pole vaulting areas.