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French Field House
460 Woody Hayes Drive | Columbus, Ohio 43210

French Field House

French Field House
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From the North - Take I-71 South to I-270 West to SR 315 South. Exit at Lane Avenue and turn left. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. French Field House will be on your left once you cross the bridge.

From the South - Take I-71 North to SR 315 North to Worthington. Follow to Lane Avenue exit and turn right. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. French Field House will be on your left once you cross the bridge.

From the East (Airport) - Take I-70 West to SR 315 North to Worthington. Follow to the Lane Avenue exit and turn right. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. French Field House will be on your left once you cross the bridge.

From the West - Take I-70 East to SR 315 North to Worthington. Follow to the Lane Avenue exit and turn right. Turn right on to Fyffe Road. Turn left on Woody Hayes Drive. French Field House will be on your left once you cross the bridge.

Completed in November 1956 at a cost of $1,010,000, French Field House was designed for indoor track and field meets but is also used as a practice facility for many sports.

Presently, the facility possesses a strength and conditioning weight room along with an indoor rowing tank for the Ohio State varsity rowing squad. It also is home to many indoor track and field meets during the winter season.

A $1.3 million renovation project inside the field house was completed in October 2009. Renovations include:

  • An all-new 200-meter state-of-the-art track and indoor field competition surface
  • Brand new bleachers along the south side with a capacity of 800
  • New long jump/triple jump pits
  • Permanent throws area
  • Re-painting of interior roof, steel beams and walls

The field house was named in honor of Prof. William E. French, who was the Western Conference faculty representative for The Ohio State University for 32 years.

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