The track is a 396 metre outdoor banked oval track surfaced in tarmac, the only surviving facility of this kind in the province. Previously Lisburn had a similar track in Wallace Park however this fell in to disrepair and has been partially demolished.
Orangefield track was opened for competition in 1957 and was used extensively throughout the 50s and 60s when track cycling enjoyed tremendous support.
The track has been used continiously over the years, although interest has been mixed.
With mainland UK now having two state-of-the-art Velodromes interest in track cycling is on the up, and racing has returned to Orangefield with the traditional Tuesday evening Track League running throughout the summer months.
One of the stalwarts of Track Cycling was Belfast man Tommy Givan of Maryland Wheelers, and in his honour the track was re-named the Tommy Givan track after his death in 1981.
A memorial stone to Tommy, a former National Track Champion, stands at the entrance to the the track reached from Houston Park, off the Castlereagh Rd in Belfast.