Big renovation or replacement prepared for Welcome Stadium

“We are not in a place still to respond to these concerns,” Lolli mentioned. “We are still in procedure of having factors prepared out.”

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Last 7 days, the university board unanimously authorized a resolution authorizing Lolli for “pre-acceptance of Welcome Stadium venture contracts.”

Lolli mentioned at this level, the district is only seeking an “owner’s representative” to handle the venture. The college board’s resolution reported that owner’s rep will be discovered through a “request for proposals” course of action, and will finally present “consulting and management oversight … from pre-layout stage as a result of final construction.”

Welcome Stadium hosts DPS large university football games, College of Dayton soccer video games, various track and discipline fulfills and other activities. It was designed in 1949 and named just after Percival Welcome, longtime athletics director for Dayton Public Universities.

The facility contains locker rooms and concession stands beneath equally the east and west concrete grandstands, a huge press box and a scoreboard with video clip reply ability. Dayton General public Schools’ athletic division places of work are also portion of the intricate.

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For many years, Welcome Stadium hosted several OHSAA postseason events — football playoff video games, as properly as district, regional and state track and field championships. But since DPS and Dunbar High Faculty have been positioned on OHSAA probation in 2017 for a sport-rigging scandal, Welcome Stadium has not hosted postseason gatherings.