Arenas come in many different shapes and sizes. But normally are enclosed and oval-like in shape. Significant lighting fixtures and good lighting performance are required so maintain safety and visibility for athletes and audience members alike.
Layout of Arenas
This diagram below the layout recommended by the IAAF as Standard Competition Area.
The field events are evenly distributed over the arena to avoid congestion and to satisfy the
needs of the spectators. This layout avoids undue disruption of events by ceremonies and
counterbalances the concentration of interest in the finish area.
The Track comprises 2 semicircles, each with a radius of 36.50m, which are joined by two
straights, each 84.39m in length. The Track has 8, 6 or occasionally 4 lanes but the last is not
used for international running competition. All lanes have a width of 1.22m ± 0.01m.
In EN12193, Standard competition layout requires average 500lux. More details are as below:
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