Demirjian Park: New soccer and track and field facilities

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Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
Wow. That looks really great! Can't really tell from the renderings (maybe it's a dumb question) but I assume there will be stands attached to the main building facing the track, as well?
 
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The diving platform between the soccer fields looks a bit far from the water. /s

It might be cool to do all that elaborate metal framing around the main building in blue.
 
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Former Krush Cow
Chicago, IL
I don't think I've ever seen an interior of a track actually made for field events before. That's cool looking.
 
#6
NW Suburbs
That is correct.
Wow. That looks really great! Can't really tell from the renderings (maybe it's a dumb question) but I assume there will be stands attached to the main building facing the track, as well?
Possible future big track events? I was at Memorial Stadium in 1977 and 1979 for the NCAA championships, great atmosphere and great competition.
 
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Possible future big track events? I was at Memorial Stadium in 1977 and 1979 for the NCAA championships, great atmosphere and great competition.
Yep, I remember that well. Great crowds and fan support; I was bummed when they removed the track from MS. Doesn't seem that long ago that we built the current baseball and track facilities, but I guess it was back in the 80's. Anyone else remember the old Illini baseball stadium? If I remember right it was on the north end of campus
 
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NW Suburbs
Yep, I remember that well. Great crowds and fan support; I was bummed when they removed the track from MS. Doesn't seem that long ago that we built the current baseball and track facilities, but I guess it was back in the 80's. Anyone else remember the old Illini baseball stadium? If I remember right it was on the north end of campus
Yep, walked past it every day from my apartment to campus. It was off fifth street, I think Beckman institute is there now.
 
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The camera never lies
Champaign
Wow. That looks really great! Can't really tell from the renderings (maybe it's a dumb question) but I assume there will be stands attached to the main building facing the track, as well?
Yes, the start finish line will move over to that side as well.
 
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The camera never lies
Champaign
Another benefit of this project, with all of the coaches offices being moved and the Soccer teams locker room from from Bielfeldt, that will open up more space at Bielfeldt. Currently they are busting at the seams.
 
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Mokena, IL
Yep, walked past it every day from my apartment to campus. It was off fifth street, I think Beckman institute is there now.
It was right where Beckman Institute is now. Had an apartment on Wright Street just south of University '86 to '87 and could walk across Wright to the baseball field for games. #goodtimes #oldtimer
 
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