Ontario Upgrading Track, Football Field

  • 6/22/2017 1:22:19 PM
  • Jeff Alan
  • Local Sports

ONTARIO, OH-  Ontario High School will be upgrading their football facility and putting in a new all-weather track following the fourth of July celebration.  The cost of the upgrades is $713,000 with all of the money privately funded by community members.

"It was important to those donors that we do a few things to renovate the track and the stadium," said athletic director at Ontario High School Chris Miller.  "One of those things would be a new track which is the bulk of that money.  We've got to take our track down to the foundation we have to fix some drainage issues.  We will also redo the "D" zone and get all of the field events inside." 

Miller adds that in addition to the track, a new sound system will be installed.  "We're going to put in a new sound system.  Right now we have horns.  A sound system is needed and is overdue.  We will also redo the perimeter fencing and fencing around the track and some concrete work to tie everything together and open the facility up for socializing and a gathering space for people to give it more of a family feel.  The ticket booth will be a double building.  You can buy your ticket with a credit card or cash, then walk through the center of the complex.  We are bringing this facility up to the standards that we have for our gym and our soccer field."  

Work will also be done to the football stands which in spots is showing it's age.  "I think the stands need to be cleaned.  We are going to do some concrete touch up work in spaces.  We're gonna power wash it.  We're gonna make it look good and match the rest of the facility," said Miller

The completion date for the entire project is Friday, September 1st.  Ontario's first two football games of the 2017 season are on the road at Lexington on August 25th and at Highland the next week September 1st.  The first home game of the season will be the very next week September 8th vs Cardington.  

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