The revitalized track and field will allow Klamath Falls to be synonymous with Elite Track and Field competition. The facility is a community asset that benefits all University students, faculty, and staff; the broader Klamath Falls community; as well as the entire region. While building community pride and enhancing local economic revenue through increased visitors to the region, a new track with enhanced facilities allows for the return of community events like high school championships, fundraisers, concerts or sports camps could be hosted at the site.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we have all learned of the increased value of outdoor gathering space that allows for fresh air and social distancing. This new track and field will strengthen student recruitment and retention efforts, highlighting Oregon Tech’s distinctive real-world education and the value that it brings to even more talented students.