Built in the 1970s, the Sir Philip Haddon-Cave Sports Field's track was first covered with coal. Students' runners would all turn black after physical education lessons. In 1986, the sports field was renovated and the track was covered with all-weather Tartan material, the most advanced track surfacing system available back then. The University spent $3 million to resurface the grass pitch and the track again in 2002. Same as the University education objectives, the University sports and other ancillary facilities have kept evolving with the times.