AP: KU breaks ground on complex

4/18/2013

KU breaks ground on complex

KU breaks ground on complex

LAWRENCE (AP) — The University of Kansas has broken ground on its new athletic complex, with a goal of having the multi-million project open in time to host the 2014 Kansas Relays next spring.

The $40 million Rock Chalk Park complex in northwest Lawrence a track and field stadium, soccer and softball fields, as well as locker rooms, concessions and other amenities, The Lawrence Journal-World reported (http://bit.ly/ZzrVmD ).

The city of Lawrence is planning to build a regional recreation center next to the athletic complex. The city is scheduled to receive construction bids for the project May 14.

Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger said the new complex will address years of frustration with the university's facilities for the track, softball and soccer programs. The university broke ground for the complex on Tuesday.

The university hopes the complex will host conference and national events, particularly the track and field stadium, which will be only the fifth U.S. track to meet top international standards.

"We're going to try to host any championship that comes our way," Zenger said, "and that means all the way up to the NCAA Championships."

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