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Stadium to get new track, turf, scoreboard

Updated: April 25, 2005, 1:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The old brick stadium at Drake University is about to get a makeover.

The home of the Drake Relays will be getting a new track, an infield with artificial turf, a high-tech scoreboard, better seats and a new area for throwing events just beyond the open end of the horseshoe-shaped stadium.

By next year, Drake Stadium will be fit to host just about any kind of track meet short of the Olympics, not to mention football and soccer games. The 18,000-seat stadium, ...

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