IMPACT Artist: Daft Punk
Randalls Island has enjoyed the status of a shining star, one of Manhattans main recreation hubs, since the 1930s. Between 1934 and 2002, Downing Stadium served as home base for professional football and soccer teams, as well Olympic Trials and a plethora of music concerts. In 2004, Icahn Stadium replaced Downing as the islands athletic headquarters, boasting a standard 400-meter Mondo surface running track, with 5,000 covered spectator seats and temporary seating available for up to 10,000 spectators. The stadium is the sole International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) certified, championship-quality track and field facility in North America for local, national, and international outdoor competition.