The 3,000-seat stadium opened in 2001 and was dedicated on May 5 during the USC-UCLA dual meet. The facility includes track offices, locker rooms, an athlete lounge and meeting rooms. The track and field portion of the venue is still named after legendary USC coach Dean Cromwell, winner of 12 NCAA titles.
The entrance to the facility is called “Louis Zamperini Plaza” and includes tributes to USC’s NCAA and Olympic champions.
Cromwell Track & Field was used as a training and warm-up facility during the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. It underwent a complete refurbishing in fall of 1983. Not only was the track resurfaced, but the high jump area was expanded, two new sand pits for the horizontal jumps were installed and a new drainage system was also added.
Katherine B. Loker stadium hosted the 2003 Pac-10 Championships, the first conference meet hosted by USC since 1986.
Photo courtesy of the University of Southern California.