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Roy P. Drachman Track and Field Stadium

Drachman Track and Field

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501 S. Plumer Avenue
Tucson, AZ  85719

In 1981, the Wildcats track and field program moved from Arizona Stadium to Roy P. Drachman Stadium on the corner of 15th Street and Plumer Avenue.

The facility first took the name of Rincon Vista Stadium. However, thanks to generous donations that allowed the facility to be upgraded, the Arizona Athletics Department renamed the Wildcats' home the Roy P. Drachman Track and Field Stadium.

Considered one of the fastest and most functionally designed complexes in the country, the stadium has played host to several outstanding track and field meets. The list includes the 2003, 1995 and 1985 Pac-10 Championships, the 1987 TAC Junior and Intermediate Championships, the 1983 WCAA Championships and the annual Arizona Jim Click Invitational and Willie Williams Classic, as well as several other events throughout the year.  

The stadium was completely overhauled during the fall of 2006 and is now a state-of-the-art facility with a nine-lane Tartan track and the latest design in field event competition areas.  The high jump apron has been expanded and all the runways were resurfaced with a Tartan surface.  The entire facility is now hard-wired with a flawless Hy-Tek electronic timing system which produces accurate electronic times.

In 1989, a computerized scoreboard was installed at the southeast corner of the track. Its features include a timing clock, message board and capabilities to generate updated team and individual results.

The seating capacity of Drachman Stadium is over 5,000. The largest crowd to attend an event at the complex was a standing-room only crowd estimated at more than 6,000 people at the 1998 Tucson Elite Classic.