By Jared Schmeltzer
The new plaza currently under construction at Jay Stadium will be the final piece of a complete stadium remodel which got underway in July of 2016.
The new building will offer menâ€™s and womenâ€™s bathrooms, a family bathroom, a warming room and showers for referees as well as the concessions area.
The cost of the project will be around $1.2 million, which includes the cost of the plaza being built, removal of the old bathrooms and new gas, water and sewer lines. With all said and done, the project will be paid for 100% by many generous donations from the community and local businesses.
Dale Bergman, MAPS Director of Buildings and Grounds, thinks the building will be a great addition to Jay Stadium.
â€śThe newly constructed plaza and restrooms will be a much needed gathering area to visit with other community members during games or any other community events held out there.â€ť
Once complete this plaza will mark the end of the two year project of renovating Jay Stadium. The renovations broke ground July 6, 2016, with the field being the first priority. The renovation also included upgraded bleachers on the home and away side of the field, a new main entrance and ticket booth, new storage area under the home bleachers, a new scoreboard and finally the new plaza for concessions and bathrooms.
â€śThe new plaza will be ready for the home opener on August 17!â€ť Bergman said, â€śCome out and enjoy the game!â€ť