At a special meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017, the South Park School District Board of Directors awarded seven contracts for the renovation of Eagle Stadium. Work on the decades-old home of the South Park Eagles is scheduled to begin this spring.
The awarded contracts include:
- General Construction contract awarded to Yarborough Development, Inc. in the amount of $4,429,144
- HVAC Construction contract awarded to D&G Mechanical, Inc. in the amount of $326,900
- Plumbing Construction contract awarded to Vrabel Plumbing Company, LLC in the amount of $1,396,200
- Electrical Construction contract awarded to Vern’s Electric, Inc. in the amount of $1,201,868
- Turf Construction contract awarded to Prograss, LLC in the amount of $762,505
- Track Construction contract awarded to Vasco Asphalt Company in the amount of $699,084
- Bleacher Construction contract awarded to E&D Specialty Stands, Inc. in the amount of $847,780
As part of the renovation, a new stadium building will be constructed on the site of a current practice field located closest to Eagle Pride Lane. The stadium building will feature four locker rooms, a trainers’ room, coach’s offices, a storage room and public restrooms. The current home locker room at the stadium’s upper level will be converted into a concession stand and public restrooms. The existing visitor’s locker room at the lower level of the stadium will be converted into a storage space for sports teams and the marching band.
The new Eagle Stadium will feature an artificial playing surface, new stands and bleachers, a new press box, a new scoreboard and new stadium lighting. The existing walkway from the parking area at the site of the former South Park High School will be repaved. New steps will be constructed from the parking area down to the area near the current upper concession stand.
The South Park School District has worked with several neighboring districts to secure venues for games this fall. The South Park High School football team is tentatively scheduled to play its 2017 home games at Keystone Oaks, Baldwin, Ringgold and Mt. Lebanon. There is a possibility that Eagle Stadium could host several late-season games in October 2017.
The project is estimated to cost approximately $10.95 million, which includes more than $300,000 towards contingency funds. Work on the field, stands, bleachers, lights, press box, scoreboard and concession stand is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.
“After months of discussion and planning, we are excited to move forward with the renovation of Eagle Stadium,” said South Park School District Superintendent Wayne Gdovic. “This renovation advances the long-term vision of the South Park School District which included the construction of South Park Elementary Center in 2001, the construction of South Park High School in 2005 and the renovation of South Park Middle School in 2016. The tireless work over the past year by the Board of Directors, administrators, HHSDR Architects and Engineers and P.J. Dick shows the commitment to enhance district facilities for South Park students while remaining fiscally responsible for township taxpayers.”
The district will soon introduce a dedicated page on its website for updates about the renovation project.