Eddie Smith Field House

Completed in 2001, the Field House was built to serve as the indoor home for UNC—Chapel Hill's track and field teams. It was also used an indoor practice facility for the Tar Heel football team for many years before the team decided to build a dedicated indoor practice field. The Field House is named in honor of Eddie Smith Sr., whose son, Eddie Smith Jr., a 1965 graduate of Carolina, made a significant contribution to support its construction. The building houses the Dick Taylor Track, named in honor of one of the university's great track athletes. Taylor, class of 1950, was a star hurdler at Carolina. He was a native of Lumberton, North Carolina, and UNC-Pembroke, located in his hometown, also has a track named for Taylor.


Date Established: 2001

Date Range: 2001 – Present