Construction Update for the High School Athletic Facilities
Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) The new stadium at Marshfield High School is looking more like a real football field these days as final touches are put in place.
Once completed, the field will host a soccer game on August 30 followed by the Tiger’s first home football game on new turf in nearly 80 years as the team faces off against Oshkosh North.
Wet weather this summer delayed a few of the minor projects, plus the softball and baseball fields, and as many as 15 construction days a month were lost.
“The rain has been a bump in the road, not a roadblock. We’ll be done on time,” said Joe Dolezal, Director of Construction, Boson Company. “The school district picked a great team to work with and everybody came together and worked through all the lost weather dates that we had.”
The softball and baseball fields are expected to be completed sometime in the fall. All of the sports equipment has been installed, from goal posts to soccer goals.
There are minor details to finish up as the end of August approaches. The turf is almost finished except for infill, and the school district will start owner training next week for maintenance. Training is also taking place on how to operate the scoreboard and digital display board on the south end of the field.
Decorative masonry piers to be completed this week will allow donor signage to be installed, recognizing the 550 donors who altogether contributed $7,738,000 toward the project. The stadium itself is named after donors Ken and Ardyce Heiting.
Exterior fencing is almost complete and final gates are to be installed next week. Asphalt paving for the student parking lot starts Thursday. Parking lines will then be painted, promising more parking space than was available before at Beell Stadium.
The concessions building is mostly finished and countertops will be installed this week. Plumbing, heating, and electrical are all finished and bathrooms will be completed Friday. Tree planting is underway by Schalow’s Nursery.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on September 27 at 6 p.m.