Friday, August 17, 2012
Upper Dublin School Board unanimously voted to move forward with the engineering for Cardinal Stadium improvements.
The Upper Dublin School Board voted unanimously to approve a contract with D’Huy Engineering for design services and specifications for Cardinal Stadium improvements, which included the track and turf on the field. The total for the engineering work will cost the district $54,750. Joseph Chmielewski, President of the Board, said that $7,000 has been pledged from the township’s youth sports groups to help defray the cost of the engineering work for the turf. Work on Cardinal Stadium will include the track, which needs resurfacing for safety concerns, as well as the potential for laying turf on the field. Previous engineer reports estimated that laying turf on the field will cost approximately $1 million. Youth sports groups and the township…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
How do you feel about the proposal to lay turf in Cardinal Stadium?
Youth sports groups in the township have been raising funds for the possible turfing of Cadinal Stadium, and have raised $425,000, including a $100,000 commitment from the township Board of Commissioners. The district is already planning to replace the track in 2013. Read more about the proposal here.
The Upper Dublin School Board discussed laying turf on Cardinal Stadium on Monday night during the July school board meeting. A vote is expected in August.
Bob Danaher, from Upper Dublin Junior Athletic Association, and Bryan Pollack, from Upper Dublin Soccer Club, presented the proposal from the township’s youth sports clubs to lay turf on Cardinal Stadium to the School Board on Monday night. The school district already has plans to replace the track, which has been resurfaced twice and needs to be renovated for safety. The track is 25 years old. Danaher said if the district doesn’t put turf on the field of Cardinal Stadium while replacing the track, the board might as well say they are not going to turf Cardinal Stadium. He added that the process of laying turf requires a lot heavy equipment inside the stadium. Danaher said the youth sports groups in the township have been raising funds for…
Monday, July 16, 2012
The Upper Dublin Township Commissioners Voted Unanimously to commit $100,000 towards turf at Cardinal Stadium.
Commissioner Chet Derr brought forward an idea to partner with the Upper Dublin School District and commit $100,000 to turf Cardinal Stadium. The District will already be working on the track, which needs to be completed by the end of 2013, in time for the track season. Bob Danaher, a supporter of youth sports in the township, said to turf Cardinal Stadium would cost approximately $1 million, which includes engineering fees. According to the Ambler Gazette, of the $1M, “Upper Dublin youth sports organizations have raised $375,000.” While the school district has not committed to turfing the stadium, Danaher and Derr both said that the best time to do so is while the track is being redone. The School Board has until their August meeting to …