State Meet Traffic Advisory
Due to multiple events occurring in
the area, all guests coming to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the state
track and field meet should use the Ackerman Road exit from State Route 315.
For reference, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor
Drive, Columbus, but please use the Ackerman Road exit even if coming from
south of the stadium. The facility and parking map is posted at:
Participant Drop Off and School Vehicle Parking
For drop-off, only vehicles marked as
“School Transportation” will be permitted to enter the parking lot south of
the stadium to drop off state qualifiers and coaches. AFTER DROP-OFF, ALL
SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES MUST PARK IN THE ABB LOT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF
ACKERMAN ROAD, NORTH OF THE STADIUM). The physical address is 660 Ackerman
Spectator Seating Note
to construction at OSU’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the bleacher seating
on the east side of the stadium has been removed. Fans watching the long
jump will have access to bleachers south of the east side straight-away,
which is indicated by No. 19 on the facility map:
State Meet Walk-Through - June
1 from 4:00 to 6:00
track at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (but not the shot put or discus areas)
will be open from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, for state
qualifiers to visit, if desired. This availability is only for a
“walk-through” and no implements (including batons, hurdles, starter blocks,
shot puts, discus, etc.) is permitted. The facility will not open until
exactly 4 p.m. and will close promptly at 6 p.m. On Thursday, ALL VEHICLES
must pay the automatic teller machines for the hourly rate. Parking is free
on Friday and Saturday.
Spikes longer than 1/4" pyramids are not permitted. Pyramid spikes, needle
spikes and Christmas tree spikes are not permitted. The clerks will be
checking spike length just before the races and at check-in. If a competitor
is in violation of this rule, he/she will not be allowed to participate.
are permitted to park in the Buckeye Lot #1, which is located just north of
the shot put and discus areas (west of Fred Taylor Drive). RVs that arrive
on Thursday must pay the automatic teller machines for three parking spaces.
All parking is free beginning Friday morning.
RV Parking - FEES APPLY
Temporary Tents Not Permitted in Pole Vault Area
Temporary tents are not permitted in the pole vault area at Jesse Owens
Coach Infield Passes for Pole Vault, High Jump and Long Jump
Schools that have a state qualifier in pole vault, high jump or long jump
will receive one infield pass for a coach. Only one pass is given per
school. The passes are specific for event, division and gender and are valid
only when those competitions are being held.