South Range hosts meeting on planned football stadium

Plans are underway to build a new football stadium for South Range Local School District.
Plans are underway to build a new football stadium for South Range Local School District.


Beaver Twp., Ohio (WKBN) – Those living in the South Range School District got the chance to learn more about a project to build a new football stadium on Thursday night.

The South Range Athletic Boosters is undertaking the $2.5 million project. Currently, football games are played in the stadium at the old high school.

Since the district built a new K-12 campus on state Route 46, some members in the community would like to see the stadium on that campus.

The stadium project campaign chair, Donald DeChellis, said having a stadium close to the school building is more convenient for students.

“Our football team, every time they play, whether it’s at Memorial Field or an away game, they have to pack up their football gear. All the band gear has to be packed up and transported either to Memorial Field or wherever the away game is,” he said.

The project will cost $2.5 million. The campaign already has $1.5 million collected, thanks, in part, to a large donation.

The sports complex will be completed in four phases, with the turf installed first, then bleachers, lights and concession stands, with the final phase being the locker rooms.

The campaign does not have a timetable for completion yet.

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