The Thunderbirds have the luxury of having one of the best track & field facilities in Arizona. This site hosts the annual Mesa Classic, which draws athletes from across the country. It has also become the preferred site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association to host the Arizona High School Track & Field State Championships. The complex is located on the northeast end of the campus next to Southern Avenue.
The stadium has a permanent seating capacity for over 3,500 spectators and contains full lighting for night events, and ample concession areas. With its on‐campus location, the John D. Riggs Stadium allows for easy access to spacious locker rooms for the men’s and women’s track and field teams; a fullsized press box to accommodate members of the media; and full training facilities.
The track is a 400‐meter nine‐lane oval with ten lanes in the front straightaway featuring an inside water jump for the steeplechase. Field event performers enjoy the all‐inclusive site that is equipped with dual jump lanes, several throwing circles, and an infield high jump apron; all completely illuminated at night.
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