- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Lawrence city commissioners have granted a permit to allow the Kansas Relays to be held at the new Rock Chalk Park later this month.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1mXhb2d ) commissioners agreed to grant the permit Tuesday. The relays to be held at the new track and field stadium from April 16-19, even though the project isn’t finished.

Brad Nachtigal, an associate athletic director for the university, says if the weather cooperates, officials are expecting a large crowd at the relays, in part because local residents will be curious to see the complex.

He says the public will get a good glimpse at the track and field, soccer and softball facilities, which will be privately owned and leased to KU Athletics.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com