KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Improvements of up to $650,000 to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Tom Black Track were approved by UT’s board of trustees Wednesday.
The track will be resurfaced, its asphalt base replaced and improvements for track and field events will be made, UT President Joe Johnson said. The original track was installed in 1967 and has been resurfaced several times, he said.
The executive and finance committees, meeting by telephone conference call, approved the expenditures, which will come from athletic department funds.
UT has been chosen to host the 1993 Amateur Athletic Union’s Junior Olympic Games. The track renovations were planned for 1993 but are being moved ahead to accommodate the Junior Olympics, Johnson said.
The games are expected to bring approximately 7,000 participants and many fans and parents to Knoxville and the university, he said.