Article on USAT&F's planned improvement


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While there are many other talking points to hone in on- this one reminds me that thinking things ALL the way through is important. … the shin bone is connected to the knee bone and the knee bone is connected …

Built in 1982, the Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium at IUPUI once held some of the world’s biggest meets, including the 1988 Olympic Trials. But over the last decade, big-time events there have been infrequent. The last one was the 2007 USATF national championships.

                          	IUPUI recently installed a $1.2 million artificial all-season surface on the track’s infield, but sources close to                              the sport said the facility needs another $1 million to $2 million in improvements.

“Certainly, getting events into the IUPUI track is on [ISC’s] agenda,” said Melangton, who will replace retiring ISC President Susan Williams. “We want to keep the track in play for national and international events.”

Psst… unless the extra one to two million bucks is to rip up the recently installed 1.2 million dollar artificial all-season surface on the track’s infield and lay turf this is not a very good sign. In allweather infield stadiums the throws must be relegated to another site-- In my opinion this is not a plus Mr. CEO.