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Percy Beard Track at James G. Pressly Stadium Tickets

1 L. Gale Lemerand Dr.,  GainesvilleFL  32611

Venue Information

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Venue Details

Directions

From Orlando (114 MILES):
• Take Sr-528/Bee Line West To Florida Turnpike
• Take Turnpike Turns Into I-75 North
• Take I-75 North To Exit 76 / 387 (Newberry Rd/Rte 26)
• Turn Right At Light (Newberry Road/Rte 26) Go East -6 Miles
• Stay In Right Lane, Veer Right Onto Rte 26a/Sw 2nd Av.
• Continue Passed Sw 34th St - Golf Course Is On Your Right
• Turn Right Onto Woodlawn Dr. (Just Past Tennis Complex)
• James G. Pressly Stadium At Percy Beard Track Is On Your Left.
From Jacksonville (73 MILES):
• Take I-10 West To Us-301 South (Baldwin/Starke)
• Take Us-301 S To Waldo
• Veer Right On Fl-24 West Becoming Waldo Road
• Turn Right -University Ave. Until The Football Stadium.
• Turn Left At Light (Gale Lemerand Drive)
• Turn Right At Next Light (Stadium Road)
• James G. Pressly Stadium At Percy Beard Track Is On Your Right
From Atlanta (330 MILES):
• Take I-75/I-85 South To Exit 76 / 387 (Newberry Road/Rte 26)
• Turn Right At Light (Newberry Road/Rte 26) Go East -6 Miles
• Stay In Right Lane, Veer Right Onto Rte 26a/Sw 2nd Av.
• Go Thru Sw 34th St Intersection- Golf Course Is On Your Right
• Turn Right Onto Woodlawn Dr. (Just Past Tennis Complex)
• James G. Pressly Stadium At Percy Beard Track Is On Your Left
From Tallahassee (148 MILES):
• Take I 10 East (Approx. 93 Miles), To I-75 South (Exit 42a)
• Take I-75 S (Approx. 51 Miles) To Exit 76 / 387 (Newberry Road/ Rte 26)
• Turn Right At Light (Newberry Road/Rte 26) Go East -6 Miles
• Stay In Right Lane, Veer Right Onto Rte 26a/Sw 2nd Av.
• Go Thru Sw 34th St Intersection- Golf Course Is On Your Right
• Turn Right Onto Woodlawn Dr. (Just Past Tennis Complex)
• James G. Pressly Stadium At Percy Beard Track Is On Your Left
From Miami (340 MILES):
• Take Florida Turnpike (North) Turns Into I-75n
• Take I-75 North To Exit 76/387 (Newberry Rd/Rte 26)
• Turn Right At Light (Newberry Road/Rte 26) Go East -6 Miles
• Stay In Right Lane, Veer Right Onto Rte 26a/Sw 2nd Av.
• Go Thru Sw 34th St Intersection- Golf Course Is On Your Right
• Turn Right Onto Woodlawn Dr. (Just Past Tennis Complex)
• James G. Pressly Stadium At Percy Beard Track Is On Your Left
From Tampa (132 MILES):
• Take I-75 North
• Take I-75 North To Exit 76 / 387 (Newberry Rd/Rte 26)
• Turn Right At Light (Newberry Road/Rte 26) Go East -6 Miles
• Stay In Right Lane, Veer Right Onto Rte 26a/Sw 2nd Av.
• Go Thru Sw 34th St Intersection- Golf Course Is On Your Right
• Turn Right Onto Woodlawn Dr. (Just Past Tennis Complex)
• James G. Pressly Stadium At Percy Beard Track Is On Your Left


Parking

Location: Closest parking is in the O'Connell Center Parking lot.
Charge: Free

Box Office Numbers

(352)375-4683

Box Office Hours

In Advance: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00

Types of Payment Accepted

Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, & American Express

Will Call

Location: Main ticket booth on west side of track

Accessible Seating

This is an accessible venue.

General Rules

Items NOT allowed:
Food/drink containers, bottles, cans, thermoses ice bags, ice chests, any artificial noise making device, flags, weapons, umbrellas, strollers, back packs, carry bags, video cameras/cases or any items deemed hazardous by game management personnel will not be allowed in the stadium. Law enforcement officials have the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of spectator safety.
• There are no provisions to check items at the gates.
• Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
• Chairbacks larger than a single seat are prohibited.


Children Rules

Everyone needs a ticket to enter

Miscellaneous

Since 1959, James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track has served as the outdoor home of the Gator track and field program. Recognized as one of the finest collegiate track and field facilities in the nation, the complex provides permanent grandstand seating for 4,000 in addition to increased bleacher seating for special events.
Named after former Gator head coach Percy Beard (1937-63), a world record-holder and Olympian in the high hurdles and a member of the prestigious USA Track & Field Hall of Fame, James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track is a Rekortan 400-meter facility. The surface, originally installed in 1985, is patterned after the facility at the Los Angeles Coliseum, site of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. In 1993, the nine-lane Olympic-certified track under-went complete resurfacing and stripping as part of a $550,000 renovation effort.
The nine-lane track also features multiple jump runways, a steeplechase water jump, three circles for both the shot put and discus, three high jump approaches and nine pole vault boxes. The arrangement allows competitors to take advantage of ideal wind direction to create optimum performance opportunities, while the overall design of the complex provides the spectator with an excellent view of all events from the stadium grandstands.
During the spring and summer of 1995, the 2,500-seat permanent grandstand was expanded to accommodate an additional 1,500 seats. In addition to increasing permanent capacity, the $750,000 project also included adding a new press box, restrooms and concessions, as well as a new patron entrance. Most recently, a state-of-the-art scoreboard was added to the southeast corner of the stadium in March of 1996. With a 90 square-foot screen and matrix capabilities, the new scoreboard allows the latest track and field results to be posted almost instantaneously.
Adjacent to James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track is Florida's L. Gale Lemerand Athletic Center, a $5 million project that was completed during the summer of 1995. In addition to serving as the home of the Gator track and field team, this multi-story 43,000 square foot building also contains the locker room, coaches' offices, equipment storage, training and sports medicine facilities for most of the Gators' spring sports programs.
Because of the complex's ability to host national and international competitions, The Athletics Congress (TAC) awarded James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track the 1988 United States Junior Olympic Championships. After the unparalleled success of this event, TAC selected Percy Beard as the site of the USA Jr. Olympic Championships in 1994. The six-day event was enormously popular, as thousands of Gainesville track and field enthusiasts converged upon the University of Florida facility to cheer on more than 6,000 of the nation's finest athletes ages eight to 18.
Over the years, James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track has played host to numerous championship events, including 1998's Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships and the SEC meet in 1989


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