Butler County Times Gazette
  • Progress continues on BG?Products Veterans Sports Complex

  • A lot of progress will be noticed in the next two weeks on the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.


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  • A lot of progress will be noticed in the next two weeks on the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.
    As of last week, the track was asphalted and the turf was delivered on Thursday, with installation to begin on Monday. The bleachers also arrived on Thursday. In addition, crews are working on the press box and sky box, with painting to continue next week on the third level, followed by floor covering.
    Masonry work also will be completed next week, along with concrete coming to a close.
    In addition, the scoreboard structure is up and work is underway on the flag pole plaza, with that to be completed next week. Parking lot lights also will go up next week.
    The Educational Facilities Authority of Butler County also voted on some changes to landscaping and other items during a meeting this week.
    They were asked about irrigation for the grass that would be planted around the stadium and in the islands in the parking lot. They decided to run irrigation around the stadium but not to the islands at a cost of $6,300.
    They approved putting in the sod already purchased around the front of the stadium and on the sloped areas to the front. They will look into trading the remaining 3,000 feet of sod for seeding of the islands in the parking lot with native grass.
    The budget had alloted $70,000 for landscaping, of which they had already used $16,000, so they will still be saving money after the irrigation cost.
    The Authority also gave its consent for the sign to recognize donors and approved proceeding with construction of the flag plaza, which will be dedicated to the American Legion and will include a bench and four pillars.
    The final item approved was the purchase of televisions from Sears.

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