The public is invited to attend the dedication of the Pat Summitt Plaza and Statue on November 22 at 11:00 am.
Work will soon be finished on the plaza, located on the corner of Lake Loudoun Blvd. and Phillip Fulmer Way. The bronze statue of the Lady Vols legendary coach is being created by internationally-known artist and sculptor David Adickes of Houston, Texas.
Parking will be available in the G-10 garage, located between Thompson-Boling Arena and Neyland Stadium. Access to G-10 will be via Neyland Drive only. Spaces for vehicles with disabled parking placards will be available in staff lot 23, located at the corner of Neyland and Lake Loudoun Blvd.
There will be a few street closures for the dedication. Phillip Fulmer Way will close at 9 a.m. from the Andy Holt Tower administrative parking garage entrance to the intersection with Lake Loudoun Blvd. At 10:30 a.m., Lake Loudoun Blvd. will close from Neyland Drive to Volunteer Blvd.
Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA men's or women's basketball history, led the Tennessee women's basketball program from 1974 to 2012. During her 38-year tenure, the Lady Vols posted a 1,098-208 record (.840), won eight NCAA National Championships and claimed a combined 32 SEC regular season and tournament titles while graduating all 122 players who completed their eligibility at UT. She is battling early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type in her typical fashion-- by raising lots of money for research into finding a cure and treatment.
For more information on how to contribute to the project, go to www.patsummittplaza.com.