Shea Stadium is a multi-purpose facility utilized as a home venue by the sprint football team in the fall and the track and field and lacrosse teams in the spring. Considered one of the finest track venues on the East Coast, Shea Stadium includes an eight-lane Southwest all-weather surface designed with capabilities to set up sprints in either direction. Six jumping pits and six vault boxes face every direction, allowing jumpers to always enjoy the most favorable winds. The stadium boasts a great surface for racing that is well cushioned and resiliant enough for daily training to minimize chance of injury. Shea also possesses two shot put circles and sectors, two Olympic-size hammer and discus cages, and a Southwest all-weather surfaced javelin runway. Located along the banks of the Hudson River, Shea Stadium is also equipped with two functional locker rooms and an athletic training facility. The playing field features an AstroTurf surface surrounded by the eight-lane all-weather track. At night, the impressive facility is illuminated by seven television-quality lightstacks. Improvements to the seating area were completed in the summer of 2000 along with the installation of two modest press boxes servicing both track and field competitions as well as sprint football and lacrosse matches.