LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The University of Kansas hopes to have a new sports complex ready for use in time for the Kansas Relays in 2014.
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday approved rezoning requests and a special use permit that will allow the university and its private partners to move ahead with plans for what will be called Rock Chalk Park. It would include a track and field stadium, soccer field, softball stadium and other amenities on about 90 acres.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/WNxkpj ) the commission's vote does not commit the city to build a $25 million recreation center in the park. Commissioners won't vote on that part of the project until mid-February.
Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director at the Kansas, says the university hopes construction could begin in February or March.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com
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