Ocean Breeze T&F Field Athletic Complex
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation inaugurated a new track and field complex dedicated to athletics. It features a state-of-the-art Mondo hydraulic banked track
Nov 19, 2015
Thursday, November 19th, at a ribbon cutting ceremony, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled a new venue that is expected to quickly become a highly sought-after destination for top track and field athletes. Staten Island’s new Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex is home to a state-of-the-art indoor track designed to help runners achieve their best times: a Mondo hydraulic banked track with a Super X Performance track surface. Produced by Mondo, a global leader in sports flooring, the track at Ocean Breeze is one of the few examples in the world of the elevated structure with a hydraulic system.
The 200-meter oval track can be set up as an eight-lane flat track, or thanks to the Mondo hydraulic system that raises and lowers the curved track sections—it can be figured as a six-lane track with banked curves at both ends. In addition, the track layout includes several long straightaways for sprints or warmups. When the oval track is flat, the lanes on the straight sides of the track are part of extended eight-lane straightaways (85 meters on one side; 89 meters on the other). The track infield also sports a 65-meter eight-lane straightaway.