About Icahn Stadium
Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s signature facility opened on April 23, 2005 on the site of the former Downing Stadium.
Icahn Stadium, located along Randall’s Island Park’s northwestern shoreline, is visible from the East Side of Manhattan and the FDR Drive. The $42 million facility – built through a 1:1 ratio of public and private funding, and with a final $10 million naming sponsorship by New York City financier Carl Icahn — meets International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) specifications for accommodating local, national and international track and field events, including Olympic training and trials. It offers a standard 400-meter Mondo surface running track, flanked by covered spectator seating with dramatic views of the East River and Manhattan skyline. The stadium is illuminated by a pair of light towers, and is partially sheltered by a cantilevered roof. Modern locker rooms, showers and meeting rooms have been constructed within the stadium, housing some of RIPA’s various Randall’s Island Kids (RIK) programs including the Jesse Owens track club, RIK Dance programs, and components of RIK summer camp. In addition, an artificial surface premier soccer field to the north of the Stadium is outfitted with a scoreboard, fencing, lighting and bleachers for spectator events.