The grand opening ceremony for the state-of-the-art Liberty Indoor Track Complex has been set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, during the third annual Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational.
The ceremony, which will feature comments from Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Liberty Track & Field Head Coach Brant Tolsma along with a ribbon cutting, will precede the start of the day's running events at 11 a.m.
Following the ceremony, all track & field alumni and supporters are invited to a free reception on the upper level concourse at approximately 11 a.m. Admission to the track meet and grand opening is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend the reception by emailing FlamesClub@liberty.edu or by calling 434-582-CLUB (2582). The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m.
Located under the LU monogram off of Candlers Mountain Road, the 169,000-square foot Liberty Indoor Track Complex is one of the finest indoor track & field facilities in the nation, featuring a six-lane, 200-meter, hydraulically banked oval. The facility also includes an eight-lane, 100-meter warm-up track straightaway and permanent seating for 1,500 spectators.
Other amenities in the facility include a 6,000-square-foot weight room, a 3,000-square-foot training room and underwater treadmill, a coaches' hospitality room with windows that overlook the track, a concessions area, a press box, a scoreboard with live results and videoboard showing instant replays, ample restrooms, locker rooms and office space.
The Liberty Indoor Track Complex is playing host to its first meet this weekend, when more than 100 high school All-Americans and a team from Jamaica descend upon Lynchburg for the VA Showcase Presented by Milestat.
Liberty will host three college meets during the inaugural season of the Liberty Indoor Track Complex, including the Liberty Kickoff (Jan. 20-21), Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (Jan. 27-28) and Liberty Elite Invitational (Feb. 10-11).
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