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Drake Stadium
I Am ... Drake Stadium
By: UCLA Athletics
UCLA's Drake Stadium has been standing tall on campus since 1969 and is home to a legendary UCLA track and field program that has that produced 13 NCAA team championships and some of the greatest Olympians of all-time. Before the world knew who Rafer Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner and Gail Devers were, Drake Stadium did.

With 45 years of excellence under its belt, what can be done for an encore? How do you sustain a legacy of greatness in ever-changing times?

In 2014, quite simply, it was out with the old, in with the blue. For the first time, Drake Stadium underwent a major facelift with its centerpiece being a new, state-of-the-art blue Mondo track surface.

The revitalization of Drake Stadium and restoration of the track and field program's glory has been a labor of love for Director of Track & Field Mike Maynard, whose vision for both the stadium and program is to honor those who have come before in an effort to build a bridge between past, present and future.

The blue track just skims the surface of the Drake Stadium Enhancement Project. Other plans for the stadium include upgrading the upper main gate, a track and field recognition area, a new state-of-the-art video scoreboard and an enclosed press/media area. The enhancements to Drake Stadium will not only return it to the forefront of NCAA track and field facilities, they will strength UCLA's bids to host upcoming major competitions; competitions such as the 2015 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships in May that UCLA is scheduled to host.

Please enjoy the second installment of UCLA’s "I Am" series: "I Am ... Drake Stadium".

The Drake Enhancement Project is made possible by private contributions as part of UCLA’s Centennial Campaign. During the Centennial Campaign, UCLA Athletics' primary objective is to create a financially-sustainable future to build upon its standing as the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the nation. UCLA Athletics thanks alumni, fans and friends for their willingness to join the effort to give our student-athletes and alumni an opportunity to see Drake Stadium return to the pinnacle of the sport.

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