The Education Facilities Authority of Butler County held its first meeting Thursday after the initial games at the new BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.
Butler Community College President Jackie Vietti and USD 490 Superintendent Sue Givens both reported they had successful first games at the stadium. There were a few minor issues that were addressed and some things they are still working out as far as procedures, but they were pleased with the new venue.
The current total project cost for the stadium is approximately $10,417,000, although there are still some pending scope changes on a few items.
Some items still to be installed include additional railing for the sky boxes, a cover for the steeple chase pit and a cage securing the ladder up to the scoreboard.
The Authority also discussed options for placing a stage at the facility, making several suggestions to be considered for the Faith and Family Night planned for later this month.
In other business, they heard a presentation from Kristi Kloeblen, Lou Clennan and Connie Phillips, who are planning to host a ladies luncheon, and they would like the proceeds from the event to go to the stadium to accessorize the facility.
“We have a room at the welcome center and we plan to fill it,” said Kloeblen.
The luncheon would have a similar format as in the past, with them raising money through ticket sales, a silent auction and sponsors. There also would be prizes given away. The event is planned for the spring.
The Authority also discussed talking to Heartland for “making right” the delay of the skybox seating during construction.