After ORU’s long history of air-conditioned field tests and fieldless track teams, the new OneOK Sports Complex will be completed and open to the Golden Eagles tennis and track and field programs on Oct. 4.
The dedication and ribbon-cutting celebration will be held on the east side of the track and field on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ORU President William M. Wilson will take the very first lap around the track during the ceremony to commemorate its completion and jump-start ORU athletics into a new era.
The OneOK Sports Complex broke ground in October as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebration. The investment, which was completed with no debt to the university, will ensure growth to the school and its athletic programs.
All students are also welcome to utilize the OneOK Sports Complex after its completion.
“It is everything to our program. Having a facility like this really means the world,” said men’s tennis coach Mark Milner. “To be able to have some community involvement, to host matches, tournaments and USTA leagues and have nice courts for not only the student athletes that come from other countries but for the student body as well.”
ORU anticipates hosting many track and field tournaments following the track’s completion including the Outdoor Track and Field Championship in May 2018.