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2019 OHSAA Track & Field State Championships Coverage Page

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2019 OHSAA State Track and Field Championships
State Meet Traffic & Parking Information
Guests coming to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the state track and field meet should use State Route 315 and exit at Ackerman Road. For reference, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio.  Please follow the direction of the traffic & parking attendants for the nearest available parking. 
  • Parking Maps
  • RV Parking – FEES APPLY.  RVs are permitted to park in the Buckeye Lot #2, which is located north of the shot put and discus areas (west of Fred Taylor Drive).  Please view parking map above for specific lot.
RVs that arrive on Thursday must use the pay-to-park and purchase three parking spaces () Parking is free beginning Friday morning in designated lots.
  • Participant Drop Off and School Vehicle Parking.  For state qualifying participant drop-off, buses and school transportation vehicles will be allowed to drop-off athletes along Irving Schottenstein Drive.  Please access this road from Olentangy River Road.
    • Buses – will be permitted to remain parked along Irving Schottenstein Drive.  Overflow parking will be along Jack Nicklaus Drive.  Please follow the directions provided by the traffic & parking attendants.
    • School Transportation Vehicles – will be permitted to drop off along Irving Schottenstein Drive and directed to park in the gray lots, south of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (see on parking map).
Facility Diagram
New Building Construction in Area
There have been multiple construction projects taking place in the surrounding area of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.  Team camp sites, access roads and parking lots may have changed since your last visit.  Please familiarize yourself with the parking map & facility diagram and follow the instruction of the traffic officers, parking attendants and event staff.
Stadium Open May 30 from 4:00 to 6:00
Only the track at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (not the shot put or discus areas) will be open from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, for state qualifiers to visit. No implements (including batons, hurdles, starter blocks, shot puts, discus, etc.) are 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.
Spike Regulation
Only pyramid spikes no longer than 1/4" are permitted. 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.
Temporary Tents Not Permitted in Pole Vault Area
Temporary tents are not permitted in the pole vault area at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Coach Infield Passes for Pole Vault and High Jump
Schools that have a state qualifier in pole vault and high 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.