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Jonathan cool down run at Icahn Stadium, N.Y.
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Adrian Taffe - 11/12 boys 200m - Icahn Stadium NY -Youth Challenge Series Meet 3
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616 Poly Prep Track--- Jonathan runs 200 meters @ Icahn Stadium
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Afghan Brishna Cup 2013 final soccer game at Icahn stadium Randalls Island, New York
Afghan Brishna Cup 2013 final soccer game at Icahn stadium Randalls Island, New York
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Claude Shepherd - 9/10 boys 200m - Icahn Stadium NY -Youth Challenge Series Meet 3
Claude Shepherd - 9/10 boys 200m - Icahn Stadium NY -Youth Challenge Series Meet 3
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Northeast Youth Invitational - Icahn Stadium - Bantam Boys 100m - Adrian Taffe
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Rayan Porter 7/8 boys 100m - Icahn Stadium NY -Youth Challenge Series Meet 3
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Celebrity cricket New York Sept 10 "De Ghumake" Icahn Stadium
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Girls 4x400 Icahn Stadium 2011 (5.38)
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367 Poly Prep Track -JT wins 400 m @ Icahn Stadium
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Icahn Stadium - 400 meter run
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4X800 relay at Icahn Stadium
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Tim wins shot put plus javelin at Icahn Stadium
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Frosh-Soph City Champs Icahn Stadium 2011 400m dash
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Dashing Whippet four by 400m relay at Icahn Stadium
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Beautiful NEW YORK CITY View from Randall Island Icahn Stadium @ Night time
Beautiful NEW YORK CITY View from Randall Island Icahn Stadium @ Night time
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Northeast Youth Invitational - Icahn Stadium - Youth Boys 200m - KJ collecting his medal
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Northeast Youth Invitational - Icahn Stadium - Bantam Boys 100m - Adrian Taffe collecting his medal
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Icahn Stadium
Icahnstadium1.JPG
Icahn Stadium, from across the Harlem River in Manhattan.
Location Randalls Island, New York City
Coordinates 40°47′35.90″N 73°55′31.23″W / 40.7933056°N 73.9253417°W / 40.7933056; -73.9253417Coordinates: 40°47′35.90″N 73°55′31.23″W / 40.7933056°N 73.9253417°W / 40.7933056; -73.9253417
Opened April 23, 2005
Operator Randalls Island Park Alliance (RIPA)
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost $42,000,000
Architect Zurita Architects
Structural engineer Geiger Engineers
Capacity 5,000
Website www.icahnstadium.org
Tenants
Adidas Grand Prix (IAAF Diamond League) (2005-)
New York Lizards (MLL) (2013–)
Icahn Stadium in daylight

Icahn Stadium is a 5,000 seat track and field and multipurpose facility located on Randalls Island, in New York City. Designed within the former site of Downing Stadium, the complex opened on April 23, 2005 and is named after American businessman Carl Icahn who made a $10 million donation towards the construction of the new stadium.[1] It features an International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Class 1 certified running track with a 400-meter Mondo Super X Performance surface. It has been the site of many international, national, and regional track and field events. Annually, it hosts the Adidas Grand Prix competition of the IAAF Diamond League. It also host several sports and is the part-time home for the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.

Background[edit]

Icahn Stadium was built in replacement of Downing Stadium. The previous was originally opened in 1936 as part of a larger New York City Parks project that included the construction of the Triborough Bridge. The opening of Downing Stadium made history as the facility hosted the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1936, at which Jesse Owens qualified for two events in the upcoming Berlin Olympics. Downing Stadium also made history in 1939 as the site of the first televised college football game, Fordham vs. Waynesburg. The site went on to be home to the New York Cosmos soccer team, various sporting events and summer concerts. The stadium lights, which were taken from Ebbets Field after it was torn down,[2] were left in place to light the new field.

After years of use the old facility was in need of renovation. In order to maximize the potential of the site, the old stadium was razed and Icahn Stadium was constructed in its place along with Field 10, a FIFA certified soccer field, on the north side. The track and field built is one of only five International Association of Athletic Federations Class 1 certified tracks in the United States (along with Hutsell-Rosen Track, Hayward Field, John McDonnell Field and Rock Chalk Park). The 5,000 seat stadium is partially sheltered by a cantilevered roof and is illuminated by a pair of lighting towers. In addition, the soccer field on the north of the stadium is outfitted with a scoreboard, fencing, lighting, and bleachers for spectator events.

Run by the Randalls Island Park Alliance (RIPA), Icahn Stadium serves the residents of New York City and beyond. It houses some of RIPA’s various Randalls Island Kids (RIK) programs including the Jesse Owens track club, RIK Dance programs, and components of RIK summer camp. RIPA was founded in 1992 as a public-private partnership to work on behalf of Randalls Island Park. The Alliance, in conjunction with City leadership and the local community, works to realize the Island’s unique potential by developing sports and recreational facilities, restoring its vast natural environment, reclaiming and maintaining parkland, and sponsoring community-linked programs for the children of New York City runs free youth sports programs that bring over 14,000 under-resourced public school children from Harlem and the South Bronx to the island annually.

Track and field[edit]

Since its opening, Icahn Stadium has hosted more than 200,000 high school, college and professional athletes and spectators during the track season. Each year, the number of meets and events that are scheduled has grown, bringing larger numbers of people to the facility.[3]

In 2005 the Reebok Grand Prix was created and held at the stadium. Currently known as the Adidas Grand Prix of the IAAF Diamond League, the annual summer tournament welcomes top runners from around the world. From its inception it has distinguished itself as one of top meets to feature Olympic and World Champions.[4]

  • On May 31, 2008, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set the then world record in the 100m on the Icahn Stadium track with a time of 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix, .02 seconds faster than the previous record held by his countryman, Asafa Powell.[5]
  • On June 9, 2012, Kenyan runner David Rudisha set the record in the 800m in the U.S. with a time of 1:41.74 seconds at the Adidas Grand Prix.

Lacrosse[edit]

In December 2012 the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse announced that the team would play two home games at Icahn Stadium for the 2013 season.[6][7] The team played at the venue on June 6 and 13, 2013.[8]

Soccer[edit]

On June 27, 2013, the New York Cosmos revealed that their annual Cosmos Copa NYC soccer tournament would hold its final at the stadium, as many of the games were held at Randalls Island.[9] Due to scheduling issues, the final was relocated.[10] However, the team is working to have the site used for the 2014 Cosmos Copa championship game in honor of the team's history at the site during the Downing Stadium years.

NYC Olympics[edit]

Icahn Stadium was incorporated as a training center into the New York City bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[11] Future New York City Olympic bids will also potentially use the stadium as a training facility since it already meets IAAF specifications.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brick, Michael (April 24, 2005). "Children Celebrate Opening of Stadium". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ "500 Lights From Ebbets Field Will Shine on Randalls Island". The New York Times. June 4, 1960. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ Randalls Island Park Alliance. "Icahn Stadium Records". Randalls Island Park Alliance. 
  4. ^ Diamond League. "Adidas Grand Prix History". Diamond League. 
  5. ^ Longman, Jeré (June 1, 2008). "Jamaican Sets World Record in 100 Meters at 9.72". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  6. ^ MLL. "Long Island Lizards change name to New York Lizards". Major League Lacrosse. 
  7. ^ Reddicliffe, Steve. "Pro Lacrosse Team Hopes It Can Gain a Foothold". New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Letterii, Marie. "Lizards 2013 Schedule Released". New York Lizards. 
  9. ^ Cosmos. "Fixtures for Cosmos Copa group stage revealed". New York Cosmos. 
  10. ^ Cosmos. "Venue change: Cosmos Copa final moved to Randalls Island Field 70". New York Cosmos. 
  11. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (July 7, 2007). "Without Games, the Sites Pass From Future to Never". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 

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