RHONDA AND FROSTY GILLIAM, JR. '80 INDOOR TRACK STADIUM
The Rhonda & Frosty Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, named after Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam, class of 1980, opened for the first time in January 2009.
It features a number of technological advancements. Like the neighboring indoor football practice facility, Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium is constructed with Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) fabric, tensioned over a 104’ 2 7/8” steel frame. It is fully insulated with thick R-30 insulation for the severe Texas heat and cold winters, and lined with a similar PVC fabric. Together, the indoor football practice facility, and Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium are known as McFerrin Athletic Center, named for Arthur “Artie” McFerrin, class of 1965.
The top-of-the-line facility is fully air-conditioned and equipped with high-quality climate control systems. Air is distributed via a collapsible fabric duct sock that expands when in use.
The track in the indoor facility is created with the same surfacing that was used for the track & field events at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. The surface is constructed with Mondo Super X Performance Material, a synthetic rubber that provides high-quality shock absorption, skid resistance, force reduction, and overall comfort for the athletes as they practice and compete. The six-lane, 200-meter competition track installed in the facility also has the capability to be hydraulically banked at its two bends for high speed running events. This technology has the potential to make Texas A&M the fastest indoor track in North America. The hydraulic track can be adjusted to any interval, perfect for a variety of training purposes and levels of competition.
In the competitive world of track & field, the training requirements are far exceeded by Coach Pat Henry’s standards. Aside from the six-lane, 200-meter hydraulically banked competition track, the facility features eight independent sprint lanes, two long and triple jump sand pits, four pole vault runways, and two throwing rings.
Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium features a pre-engineered bleacher system with press boxes and portable grandstands to seat over 4,100 and is furnished with two press boxes, fully operating concessions, and restroom facilities for meets and other events. Partnered with the neighboring practice football facility and Bright Football Complex, Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium serves as an exceptional venue for collegiate athletic competition as well as a wide variety of non-collegiate sports, community, and national events.
- Opened: January 24, 2009
- Capacity: 4,100
- Surface: Mondotrack FTX
Parking is available free of charge in lots 61 & 62 (disabled parking available in 62).
Indoor Track Parking Map.