With is first home game of the 2017 football season tonight, Heritage will welcome its first visitors to its newly constructed football stadium.
East Allen County Schools started a renovation project during the 2016 school year, which impacted every school and other buildings in the district, including Heritage Junior/Senior High School.
The school board approved an $87.5 million resolution in 2016, allowing them to move forward with the renovation. The project was paid for as EACS’ district-wide building projects plan which was passed last year. EACS has paid for the projects through its capital projects and rainy day funds and will begin selling bonds in order to pay for continuing costs.The stadium, built by Fetters Construction during the summer of 2017, came with the price tag of $1,096,540, including other improvements in the area of the football field.
The project included new fencing, a new scoreboard, custom seating, a new press box, and lighting. Two new locker rooms are still to be built which will hold boys and girls soccer in the fall, along with football and track, then softball and baseball in the spring.
“We’re hoping that great facilities like we’re going to have out there might bring some more students to the school,” said Mr. Tim Burton, the new athletics director. “I think it’s going to give the community a sense of pride.” The future looks bright for Heritage athletics.
Article by Isaac Welch
Photo by Mr. Laycock