More Students, No Vacancy

UT Students

UT-Knoxville’s enrollment is on the rise, but there aren’t enough rooms for new students in campus dorms or area apartments.

Triple Play Completed

Gary Loe

A contentious City Council joins County Commission and the Sports Authority in approving a new stadium financing plan.

TIF District Basics

Magnolia TIF District

Officials say the South Waterfront shows tax-increment financing districts like the one proposed for the stadium area can help spur growth.

Power Poll: Play Ball

An overwhelming majority of survey respondents support the city-county stadium, even with its rising costs and revised financing plan.

Moneyball Maneuvers

A revised financing plan for the new stadium near the Old City includes a loan to cover increasing costs and an expanded tax district to help pay for it.

Recalculating the Cost

Doug Kirchhofer

With projections smashed by high materials prices, the actual budget for the planned multi-use stadium won’t be known until this fall.

Closing the Gap

A loan from Smokies’ owner Randy Boyd could be used to cover a stadium funding shortfall created by soaring construction materials costs.

UT Trustees OK $3B Budget

Growing enrollments and record state funds enable the UT system to keep a cap on tuition while expanding research initiatives.

Boyd Raises Plowman’s Pay

Growing enrollment prompts a $160,000 raise that brings UTK’s chancellor’s salary in line with her peers.