The Chattanoogan did a wrap-up of UT’s new facilities including the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, RecSports Complex, and the John D. Tickle Engineering Building. “If you are a University of Tennessee at Knoxville graduate and have not been to campus in a while, you might think you are in the Emerald City, not Big Orange Country, during your next visit,” wrote reporter John Shearer.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek welcomed the campus community to the new RecSports Complex on Friday to celebrate the opening of the thirty-eight-acre recreational complex for students on Sutherland Avenue. A short ceremony and ribbon cutting were held, followed by dinner and then games and other field activities. The complex is a result of efforts by students, campus, and community leaders who spent more than a decade working to establish additional outdoor recreation space for UT students.
It won’t be long before University of Tennessee students are enjoying the new and long-awaited RecSports fields on Sutherland Avenue. The 40-acre complex will open early in the spring semester.