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KU releases drawings of proposed Olympic Sports Village

As part of an athletic certification process, KU on Monday released documents, plans and drawings its accumulated over the past 10 years. Among the documents released were a 2008 plan for an Olympic Sports Village near where the baseball and softball fields are currently located. These photos were in that plan.

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A birds' eye view of the proposed Olympic Sports Village that KU wants to build ...

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An overall shot looking from southeast to northwest at the proposed additions and renovations to ...

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A birds' eye view of the new soccer field that KU would build on land ...

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The soccer team would get the performance field, pictured here, as well as another field ...

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A view of the scoreboard that would be along 19th Street for the new track-only ...

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Another view of a track-only field KU is considering building along 19th Street in Lawrence. ...

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An architectural rendering of a new track-only facility being considered for the area south of ...

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A birds' eye view of the renovated softball facility, as will as a public plaza ...

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An architectural rendering of what KU's new softball facility would look like after about $5 ...


Carter Patterson 13 years, 3 months ago

Wow! That's awesome. But why not simply tear down Watkins, Fraser, Snow, Mallot, Summerfield, Strong, and Wescoe so that the facilities will be closer to campus.

RckChalkJeff 13 years, 3 months ago

Who is the moron that drew in purple trees everywhere?

RyanHawk 13 years, 3 months ago

Are they just planning on fixing up Jayhawk Towers? I thought there was some talk of a Basketball players only dorm when Self signed his new contract. Anybody know anything about this?

This Olympic Village would be cool if it happens and would also lead to adding seats to the Football stadium since you could take the track out.

roshi12 13 years, 3 months ago

I don't think a basketball only dorm is allowable under NCAA rules.

RyanHawk 13 years, 3 months ago

Memphis has a basketball players only Mansion! It is amazing!

RyanHawk 13 years, 3 months ago

Here is a quote from a Luke Winn interview in SI last year about the house Memphis players have!

"LW: Those old Laurinburg guys -- Anderson, Dozier and Kareem Cooper; do you live with any of them at Memphis?

JD: We actually have a house -- 11 bedrooms, all basketball players, so mostly everybody stays there.

LW: How did you find that place?

JD: It's an on-campus thing; Coach Cal did it. It's almost like a mansion. You can get lost in there. It's decked out, too; the living room's got 42-inch flat screens where we can watch game tapes, or review player personnel. Or we can go upstairs where there's a theater, and just watch movies."

pmohr13 13 years, 3 months ago

Looking at the track only photo, their doesn't seem to be enough space/bleachers for the KU Relays. If anyone has been to it, they will know that it is a huge event.

CougIsLJW 13 years, 3 months ago

I too would prefer to see more seating for track-only field to better accommodate the Kansas Relays. Seating for 10,000 would drastically improve KU's chances of hosting the NCAA Championships, and even USATF Championships.

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