Add FinishLynx Timing Systems to a New Track or Athletics Venue
We’ve helped architects, contractors, and builders install FinishLynx timing systems in thousands of sports venues across the world. Outfitting a new stadium with a state-of-the-art results network can be a long process. That’s why we prepared technical resources to support you every step of the way.
In general, the earlier you integrate Lynx technology into the infrastructure of your stadium, the more flexible and seamless your final results network can be. This is especially true for large, multi-sport athletic complexes. But providing adequate access to power, conduits, networking, and junction boxes is essential for venues of any size.
Professional and Olympic Sports Venues Trust FinishLynx
We believe FinishLynx is the most powerful and flexible sports timing system in the world. And after 20 years of supporting new stadium constructions, we have the credentials to show for it. FinishLynx technology can be found in the elite-level venues across every major sport, including Athletics, Cycling, Rowing, Speed Skating, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, and various Motor-Sports applications. Major Track & Field venues include:
- University of Oregon’s Hayward Field (USA)
- Estádio Mangueirão (Brazil)
- Gombak Stadium (Singapore)
- Novogorsk Olympic Training Center (Russia)
- Mexican Olympic Sports Center (Mexico)
- Randall’s Island – Icahn Stadium (USA)
Timing & Results Infrastructure Essentials
All cables & connectors are industry standard and can be installed by most licensed electrical contractors, including Serial, Ethernet, XLR-3, and Fiber Optics.
Underground conduits are essential for running wires throughout the venue to support timing cameras and accessories. Recommended 2″ min. width & 45° or 90° elbows.
Junction Boxes – Should be located near the finish line – ideally on both inside and outside of the track. Provide AC Power and optional access to Serial, Ethernet, and XLR-3 cables.
Venues should provide adequate protection for all cables and connections against wind, water, and snow. This includes outlet covers, conduit caps, & junction box drainage.
Junction boxes are made by a variety of manufacturers, including Gill VersaCom Boxes, Sportsfield Specialties ComBox units, and Christy Concrete Electrical Boxes. A typical in-ground junction box is installed with either a drainage pipe, or an open bottom that drains to the substrate layer of the track. When connecting the junction boxes via conduits under the track, it is done most commonly with 2″ PVC pipe and two 45° elbows (sweep elbows) on each end.
It is best to have at least three of these conduits at or near the finish line connecting the junction boxes inside and the outside the track. This will provide an adequate level of redundancy and room for expansion. One half of each box will be used for power cables, and the others will be for communication wires. If possible, these conduits should be capped and watertight. It’s important to note that if fiber-optic cable is run under the track, the conduit should not have a sharp 90° elbow on either end. Fiber-optic cables require more gradual sweep elbows (45°) to prevent damage when they’re being pulled through the conduit.