Construction to begin on Chicago’s first public indoor track facility

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Credit: Williams Architects

On August 19, After School Matters and Exelon Corp. joined local and state officials and community members to break ground on the Gately Indoor Track and Field in the Chicago Pullman neighborhood.

The Gately Park0 indoor track facility, located at 744 E 103rd St., will be the first public indoor facility in Chicago. It will be constructed by McHugh Construction and Bowa Construction. The project is designed by Williams-Architects.

The 139,000-sq.-ft. facility will feature the area’s first hydraulically banked 200-meter track, and an 8-lane track with full track and field event capabilities including long jump, high jump, a dedicated throwing cage, eight sprint lanes and a warm up area.

There will be seating capacity of 3,500 with supporting amenities such as a meet management control room, concessions, multipurpose rooms and locker rooms.

The $28-million facility will be funded by the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, After School Matters, and Exelon.

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