Important State Meet Traffic Flow Announcement
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.
Off and School Vehicle Parking
vehicles (busses and school vans) will be permitted to enter the parking lot just
south of the stadium to drop off state qualifiers and
coaches. On Friday, only vehicles marked as “school
transportation” (busses and school vans) will be permitted to park by the OSU
baseball stadium (south end of the drop-off lot). On
Saturday, only vehicles marked as “school transportation”
(busses and school vans) will be permitted to park in the ABB lot on the north side
of Ackerman Road (north of the stadium). Participants
arriving in non-school vehicles do not have access to these
State Meet Walk-Through
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, June 2,
for state qualifying student-athletes to visit, if desired.
This availability is only for a “walk-through” and no
implements (including batons, hurdles, starter blocks, shot
puts, discus, etc.) are permitted. The facility will not
open until 4 p.m. and will close promptly at 6 p.m.
than 1/4" pyramids are not 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.
Tents Not Permitted in Pole Vault Area
vault state qualifiers: Temporary tents are not permitted to
be set up in the pole vault area at Jesse Owens Memorial
RVs are permitted
to park in the Buckeye Lots, which are located north of the
stadium, on the west side of Fred Taylor Drive (just north
of the shot put and discus areas). RVs that arrive prior to
Friday must pay for each parking space that is in use.
Parking fees are paid to OSU CampusParc: