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Eddie Smith Field House
The Eddie Smith Field House is Carolina’s indoor athletic facility and serves several functions for the Tar Heels.
Eddie Smith Field House
Opened in 2001, the facility houses the Dick Taylor Track, a six-lane, 200-meter Mondo track, and the John Pope Practice Field, which is used by the football team.
Eddie Smith Field House
The Eddie Smith Field House includes locker rooms, coaching offices and a 10-by-20 foot scoreboard.
Eddie Smith Field House
The facility has hosted several ACC Indoor championships.
Eddie Smith Field House
The facility is shared by several Olympic sports for offseason conditioning and coaches’ sport camps.
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The Eddie Smith Field House is Carolina’s indoor athletic facility and serves several functions for the Tar Heels.

Opened in 2001, the facility houses the Dick Taylor Track, a six-lane, 200-meter Mondo track, and the John Pope Practice Field, which is used by the football team.

The facility has hosted several ACC Indoor championships and is shared by several Olympic sports for offseason conditioning and coaches’ sport camps.

The Eddie Smith Field House includes locker rooms, coaching offices and a 10-by-20 foot scoreboard.

The list of world-class track athletes that hold the facility records at UNC is as impressive as the facilities themselves. 1996 Olympic gold medalist Allen Johnson holds both the indoor 60-meter hurdles record and the outdoor 110-meter hurdles record. Erin Gilreath broke her own world record in the weight throw during the 2005 indoor season. Tom Pappas, a world champion in the decathlon, holds the indoor pole vault record. Monique Hennagan, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1,600-meter relay, holds the outdoor 400 record. Other Tar Heel Olympians who hold facility records include Shalane Flanagan (indoor mile, indoor 3,000), Crystal Cox (outdoor 200), Joan Nesbit (outdoor 5,000, outdoor 10,000) and Vikas Gowda (indoor shot put, discus).

FROM VIRGINIA AND POINTS NORTH Take I-85 South to Durham, N.C. Exit left at US-15/501 in Durham and follow 15/501 approximately 9 miles to Chapel Hill. Once in Chapel Hill, maintain 15/501 Bypass (Fordham Blvd.). Follow 15-501 South to the Highway 54 junction, where you will exit to the right, following signs for the UNC campus. Proceed up the hill into campus. The facilities will be on your left, behind the intramural playing fields and shortly after the traffic light at the corner of campus.

FROM POINTS WEST Take I-85 North to I-40 East. Follow I-40 East to exit 270, 15-501 South. Follow 15-501 South into Chapel Hill to the Highway 54 junction, where you will exit to the right, following signs for the UNC campus. Proceed up the hill into campus. The facilities will be on your left.

FROM POINTS EAST Take I-40 West to Chapel Hill. Exit at NC-54 West (exit #273 A) and follow for approximately 4 miles. After the US-15/501 overpass, continue straight on NC-54 into campus. The track facilities will be on your left, behind the intramural playing fields and shortly after the traffic light at the corner of campus.

FROM POINTS SOUTH Take I-77 North to I-85 North to I-40 East. Follow I-40 East to exit 270, 15-501 South. Follow 15-501 South into Chapel Hill to the Highway 54 junction, where you will exit to the right, following signs for the UNC campus. Proceed up the hill into campus. The facilities will be on your left.


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