California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032
Telephone: (323) 343-3080

Football and Track Stadium (opened 1958)
Seats 5,000

About Jesse Owens Stadium

Home to the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles soccer and track teams, Jesse Owens Stadium received a significant upgrade in 1983 when an Olympic-quality Recaflex-S synthetic track was installed by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.

The track, paid for by Olympic sponsor Atlantic-Richfield Company (ARCO) was completed in 1983 and dedicated during the ARCO/Jesse Owens Games event held that summer; hence the naming of the facility for the great American gold medalist of the 1936 Games. The site was used for training prior to the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. A new, multi-line scoreboard was recently installed to provide better spectator information. In 2004, the track surface was rehabbed in preparation for the CCAA Championships.

Quick Facts

The basics:
There is a 5,000-seat grandstand on the west side of the stadium. A brand new press box was constructed in 2004. The field is natural grass.

Location and parking:
Cal State L.A. is located on a hilltop above the San Bernardino (10) and Long Beach (710) freeways. It is most easily accessed via the Eastern Avenue exit from the 10, which then runs into State University Drive.

Jesse Owens Stadium is managed by the university. Inquiries concerning use should be directed to Ed Franks, athletics facility and event manager, at (323) 343-3099 or by fax to (323) 343-3199.

Technical information:
The soccer field is natural grass, surrounded by a 400-meter, Recaflex-S synthetic track with eight lanes.

Locker room and support facilities are located in the adjacent Eagles' Nest arena building.