Enlow Field Track Crumbling; EVSC Exploring Options

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It is cracked, cratered and pock-marked with holes. The track that circles Enlow Field near Bosse High School has been closed to competition while the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation determines how to pay for repairs.

There are dozens of holes where the rubber track surface has peeled and chipped away, exposing the concrete underneath. Spare chunks of rubber litter the running surface. The problem has the EVSC concerned while it explores how to rectify it, said Jason Woebkenberg.

“We have been looking at it because we want to come up with a plan that’s really going to address the situation. The situation with the track at Enlow is a much deeper issue than simply coming in and re-surfacing it,” Woebkenberg said. “The track is actually crumbling from below so it’s going to require a more extensive project to complete that task.”

The EVSC has hired an architect to better examine the underlying cause for the track’s continued decay, Woebkenberg said.

We have to actually dig out the entire track. We would have to address the situation underneath,” Woebkenberg said. “Once we get it to that level, that would have us investigating other opportunities with the architect as well as other potential improvements that would need to be made to the stadium.”

The EVSC is examining different funding streams, including possible donors that could make the project possible. There is no timetable on when repairs might occur.

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