Texas A&M University McFerrin Indoor Athletic Facilities
The indoor track facility is used for indoor track meets as well as tailgating parties associated with Texas A&M football games. The track building consists of grandstands, a press box, concession and restroom facilities as well as a hydraulically operated track. The curves of the track can be lowered and a 220’ x 390’ carpet, which will be stored in a 16’ x 16’ x 228’ long pit, can be rolled out over the track and field surface to allow tailgaters to enjoy pre-game and post game festivities in air conditioned comfort without disturbing the track and field surfaces. Installation of the carpet is awaiting additional funding. The long span portions of the superstructures of the two buildings are pre-engineered by the fabric building supplier and consist of tensioned fabric installed on the exterior and interior faces of the building frame trusses.