Gesling Stadium

Please see the department's facilities reopening plan for use of the outdoor facilities this spring 2021.
Full Athletic Facilities/Recreation Reopening Plans - Spring 2021 - pdf

Must have a valid CMU ID to use the space

Spring 2021 Hours - Beginning January 25

Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Get a 360-degree view of Gesling Stadium

Gesling Stadium was built in 1990 as part of the east campus project which included the construction of two new dormitories located on the south end of the stadium and a 700 space parking garage attached at the north end. The playing surface was renovated with FieldTurf in the summer of 2006 and resurfaced and rebranded in the summer of 2014. The track was resurfaced in the summer of 2016. The stadium is home to the football team in the fall and the track and field team in the spring. The surface is an infill mix of silica sand and cryogenic rubber and a patented layering process that delivers a system that emulates natural grass. The seating capacity is 3,500 in the grandstands with multiple standing room viewing options available.

Gesling Stands View


Intramural and club sport activities also use the stadium.

The stadium is surrounded by the University Center on the west side and eating cafes on the south side, including the Carnegie Mellon Cafe constructed in 2006 and the Tartans Pavilion completed in the fall of 2007. The 4,100 square foot Tartans Pavilion is located on the plaza between the resident hall and the stadium with glass garage doors to be opened or closed depending on weather and includes a wood-fired brick grill and oven for pizza and hoagies with seating for about 100.

Parking is available in the garage and has no cost after 5 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday and Sunday are both free of charge.


The track will be closed during varsity contests and track practices. 

  • No NON-CMU organized practices
  • No Pets
  • No Rollerblades or Bicycles
  • No Alcoholic Beverages

What's Available:

  • 8 lane track
    FieldTurf playing surface
Field 1     Field 2  
Field 3   Field 4