School Facilities Undergo Major Renovations in Hubbard

Hubbard Athletic Upgrades

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The Hubbard School District is upgrading all of its athletic facilities. The $2.8 million project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

The Memorial Stadium is just one of the facilities undergoing a major renovation. Workers are adding artificial turf for football, soccer and a band shell for the 200-member marching band.

“We’ve also constructed a new field house at the stadium through the generosity of the Kerola family,” said Superintendent Richard Buchenic.” We took a real good look at all of our athletic facilities, and we decided that we needed to resurface the track, which is up at the K-12 campus. We needed to construct a concession stand and a restroom facility at the track complex.”

New baseball and softball fields are also part of the renovation.

Nearly $1 million of the funding is coming from interest earned on a bond that was initialized in 2006. The district has also started a campaign to raise the remaining balance. Local businesses have donated, including a $25,000 gift from Hubbard-Austintown Chevrolet, and the superintendent is pitching in.

“I’m working for nothing next year,” said Buchenic. “I donated my salary, which is $85,000 to start the campaign.”

The entire project should be finished by November 2013.

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