Westmont Track/ Thorrington Field - Santa Barbara, Ca
Known as The American Riviera, Santa Barbara is where “golden hillsides cascade into sparkling seas. Red- tile roofs give way to abundantly sunny skies.” Santa Barbara is a highly desirable travel destination. Athletic event participants are sure to highlight tournaments here as “must- dos” and are likely to turn the event into a family trip. Aside from the absolute splendor of the locale, Santa Barbara is a “small town with big city amenities.” The Santa Barbara Airport makes access easy. There is an abundance of lodging options and the town is super walkable. This convenience makes the vibrant downtown with diverse nightlife and shopping options all the more enjoyable. Westmont College is a liberal arts college located on the former Dwight Murphy estate with its 125 acres and Mediterranean house. Westmont College is home to some of the finest athletic facilities in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) with a diverse sports complex that includes Westmont Track/ Thorrington Field, Murchison Gymnasium, Lynn Abbott Tennis Courts, Lovik Field, Westmont Pool and Russell Carr Field.
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A true multi- use facility, Westmont Track/ Thorrington Field is home to the Westmont College soccer programs as well as the track and cross country teams. This is a great collegiate level facility that has borne witness to some of the most incredible history the NAIA has seen. Thorrington Field inside of Westmont track is a carpet- like natural grass playing surface. Westmont Track features an 8- lane all weather track surface with two throwing cages, two shotput rings, two jump runways as well as pole vault and high jump pits. There is an automatic timing system for the track and a Daktronics videoboard that serves both the track and field. The stadium has a few seating options for spectators including a tiered seating section, grassy picnic area and a birdseye view from the deck of the Westmont Observatory. The quality facility amenities and Mediterranean climate make Westmont Track/ Thorrington Field a great choice for track and field meets, soccer, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, rugby or even functional fitness (CrossFit) events. As with any of the Santa Barbara venues, corporate, team building and health and wellness retreats would be ideal.