The Concordia University Throw Center is the first dedicated throw facility of its kind in the United States. Located just a short distance from campus, the Throw Center is a world-class venue for youth and collegiate athletes, as well as Olympic hopefuls. Located on 10 acres near the Portland International Airport, the unique layout includes a basketball court sized rain shelter to allow for all-weather use. All four throwing implements – javelin, hammer, discus, and shot put – can be thrown simultaneously in a safe environment. Outside the shelter, each discipline has its own dedicated space with permanent cages, throwing circles, or runways. The layout also allows many of the event areas to be temporarily expanded, increasing the facility’s overall flexibility.