Main renovation or substitute prepared for Welcome Stadium

“We are not in a place however to solution these queries,” Lolli explained. “We are nevertheless in process of acquiring matters planned out.”

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Final week, the university board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Lolli for “pre-acceptance of Welcome Stadium venture contracts.”

Lolli claimed at this position, the district is only seeking an “owner’s representative” to take care of the undertaking. The university board’s resolution said that owner’s rep will be determined by way of a “request for proposals” procedure, and will at some point deliver “consulting and management oversight … from pre-design stage through ultimate design.”

Welcome Stadium hosts DPS higher college soccer games, College of Dayton soccer games, various track and discipline satisfies and other events. It was constructed in 1949 and named just after Percival Welcome, longtime athletics director for Dayton Public Schools.

The facility features locker rooms and concession stands underneath the two the east and west concrete grandstands, a massive push box and a scoreboard with video reply functionality. Dayton Public Schools’ athletic section offices are also part of the advanced.

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For decades, Welcome Stadium hosted various OHSAA postseason events — football playoff game titles, as perfectly as district, regional and state observe and subject championships. But given that DPS and Dunbar Superior College were being placed on OHSAA probation in 2017 for a game-rigging scandal, Welcome Stadium has not hosted postseason gatherings.

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