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Corps Physical Training Facility
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com  
Release: 01/05/2017

Facility Records

The Corps Physical Training Facility, VMI's newest building and the latest addition to the recent facility renovations at the Institute, opened formally in January of 2017. Practices in the building began in December of 2016, and the facility houses, among others, the VMI track and field coaches.

The building is dual-purpose, as it is used for both track and field and general Corps of Cadets activities. The track is a hydraulic banked, 200-meter oval with two sprint straights and two long/triple jump and vault runways, located in the center of the oval. It is believed to be one of only six indoor tracks at the NCAA level with a 200-meter banked hydraulic oval, and one of only two (joining Liberty) with a Beynon-produced surface. There are also two high jump areas.

Two throwing cages are located at one end of the venue as well, and the entire facility is wired for video, scoreboard and music, enabling fans to easily follow the action at each venue without difficulty or excessive eye strain.

Above the main floor is a flat, 350-meter warm-up track that athletes can use during the meet to prepare for their events.

The facility also contains full locker rooms, classrooms, coaches/administrative offices, athletic training facilities and top-notch equipment for use by the track and field programs.

At various points throughout the building, there are obstacles for use by the Corps of Cadets, including a rock climbing wall and a high ropes confidence course. The purpose of these is to enable full-scale physical training in the event of inclement weather.

Spectator seating at the Corps Indoor Training Facility has been estimated at 1,800, plus standing room around the track.


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