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 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.
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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.