Key renovation or alternative prepared for Welcome Stadium

“We are not in a posture yet to respond to these inquiries,” Lolli explained. “We are nevertheless in course of action of having factors prepared out.”

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Previous week, the college board unanimously accepted a resolution authorizing Lolli for “pre-approval of Welcome Stadium project contracts.”

Lolli claimed at this point, the district is only in search of an “owner’s representative” to manage the job. The school board’s resolution stated that owner’s rep will be discovered by using a “request for proposals” method, and will ultimately present “consulting and management oversight … from pre-layout phase by means of ultimate building.”

Welcome Stadium hosts DPS high faculty football online games, University of Dayton soccer video games, many monitor and area meets and other activities. It was created in 1949 and named right after Percival Welcome, longtime athletics director for Dayton Public Educational facilities.

The facility involves locker rooms and concession stands under both of those the east and west concrete grandstands, a substantial press box and a scoreboard with video clip reply functionality. Dayton Community Schools’ athletic office offices are also element of the intricate.

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For many years, Welcome Stadium hosted quite a few OHSAA postseason situations — football playoff game titles, as very well as district, regional and state observe and field championships. But given that DPS and Dunbar Significant Faculty have been positioned on OHSAA probation in 2017 for a video game-rigging scandal, Welcome Stadium has not hosted postseason functions.

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