Greenville BOE looking at stadium improvement options

GREENVILLE – Greenville Board of Education on Thursday heard representatives from Garmann Miller Architects and Mote & Associates concerning the next phase of the high school stadium project.

The board held a work session prior to Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.

According to Superintendent Doug Fries, the district is looking at making a number of improvements at the stadium. Board members requested a work session in order to gather information concerning the variety of options available to the district as far as the design/build process as well as contract/bid options.

Fries said several ideas for improving the stadium area are being considered, including constructing a building between the two tracks, which will include rest rooms and concessions and possibly locker rooms.

New bleacher seating also is on the district’s wish list, as well as a press box with a new sound system and stadium lighting.

The scope of the project, Fries said, will depend upon the funds available and will most likely come from both the school district and the Friends of Harmon Field.

A timeline for the improvements has yet to be decided, Fries said.

The district replaced the stadium turf in 2017.

During their regular board meeting Thursday, the board approved the purchase of two new school buses at a cost of $193,938 from Cardinal Bus Sales and Service and set their 2019 organizational meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The board will hold its regular January meeting at 7 p.m., also Jan. 10.

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