Home to one of the finest indoor facilities on the east coast, the West Virginia University track and field team takes shelter in the winter months in the WVU Shell Building. Conveniently located beside the WVU Coliseum, the Shell Building houses the indoor track facility which features a top notch track as well as adequate room for field events.
Athletic training and strength and conditioning facilities are also located in the Shell Building, giving the Mountaineers the perfect place for training and competition purposes. Each season the Mountaineers hold events such as the WVU Holiday Classic, the WVU Invitational and the WVU State Farm Games, all featuring teams from across the state and the east coast.
Just outside the doors of the WVU Shell Building is the outdoor track facility. Home to the Mountaineers when the weather permits, the WVU Track is lucky enough to have two top-notch facilities located side-by-side.
“We are very fortunate to have that indoor track. I am a believer that you should be outside when you can be outside training in fresh air. But to be able to go in there on a sub-freezing day in adverse weather conditions is great. It is a luxury to have it," said Coach Sean Cleary.
Directions To WVU Athletic Complex
From Pittsburgh, Pa.
By car: From Pittsburgh take I-79 S toward Washington, Pa. Merge onto I-79 S via EXIT 21 toward Morgantown crossing into West Virginia. Take EXIT 155 toward West Virginia University WV-7. Turn left onto CR-19/24 N/Chaplin Hill Road. CR-19/24 N/Chaplin Hill Road becomes US-19/WV-7/Jerry West Blvd./Monongahela Blvd. Continue across the Star City Bridge and through one traffic light. The WVU athletic complex is located on the right at the top of the hill and the WVU Shell Building is directly behind the WVU Coliseum, West Virginia University's basketball arena.
From Washington, D.C.
By car: From Washington, D.C. take I-270 N toward Frederick, Md. Merge onto I-70 W via EXIT 32 toward Hagerstown, Md. Merge onto I-68 W via EXIT 1A on the left toward Cumberland, Md., crossing into West Virginia. Take EXIT 7 toward WV-705/Airport/Pierpont Road. Follow signs to Stadium. At the second traffic light off the interstate, turn left and travel up Easton Hill. Travel through two more traffic lights and turn right on Route 705 and remain on 705 until it becomes Chestnut Ridge Road (two more lights). Remain on 705, turning left at the second light, until 705 intersects US-19/WV-7/Jerry West Blvd./Monongahela Blvd. The WVU athletic complex, including the WVU Shell Building, is located on the right.