Some of the pictures have some unnatural distortion as I have blended photos
for the wide panoramic effect.
Rancho Cienega, Jackie Robinson Stadium
This photo is generally looking south. This stadium is lit most evenings with
joggers on the track and soccer players on the infield. The wear in the grass
is due to the almost constant use of this facility by soccer players, though
the high number of joggers using the facility is a good sign for our sport.
The jumping area is on the south end of the track.
As probably the most heavily used track in Southern California, this is a
good situation to examine the wear on this track. In the evenings, this is fully
lit with runners, joggers and walkers sharing all six lanes, while a soccer
game usually fills the infield. With no curb, you can see the definite wear
pattern vs the essentially unused surface of the high jump apron. Originally
built in 1983 as an Olympic training site, this was most recently resurfaced
The sprint straight shows the more even wear of the central lanes used not
only in meets but in practice.
The start line shows the wear of the blocks and constant starts from the same