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The facilities at the University of Tennessee are among the best in the nation, and Tom Black Track underwent major renovation in 1992 to further improve its practicality and appearance.

Three primary changes were made to the facility: the moving of the start/finish line to the south side of the track to best utilize favorable wind conditions, the addition of 2,500 temporary bleachers, and the redesigning and resurfacing of several field event areas.

Tom Black Track is named after the Knoxville business leader whose generous contribution provided the support necessary for its early development. The track is an eight-lane Olympic-style oval, complete with Finish Lynx Timing System, a scoreboard display and message center made by Daktronics, Inc.

Tom Black Track has been the site of several prestigious track and field championships in the past decade, such as the 1993 Southeastern Conference Championships, the 1994 USA Track & Field Youth National Championships, the 1994 USA Track & Field Championships and the 1995 NCAA Championships. And, on an annual basis, the facility serves as the site of the Sea Ray Relays and the Gatorade Classic as well as a variety of other dual and invitational events.

Coolers will be allowed in the stadium (NO GLASS CONTAINERS).

NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE COMPETITION AREA. Electronic devices include, but are not limited to: cell phones, iPods, CD players, radios, palm pilots, blackberry's, etc.


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