Nov 29, 2012 at 7:11 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Talks are underway on what it will take--and how much it will cost--to renovate Clark Field in St. Cloud.
The stadium has been the home to Tech High School varsity football teams for decades--but not this past fall. The St. Cloud School District moved games to Husky Stadium on the St. Cloud State University campus due to safety concerns.
Clark Field's grandstands, concession stands and restrooms have fallen into disrepair. Superintendent Bruce Watkins says the decision to close down the field for varsity games was made with safety in mind.
On Wednesday, Watkins met with several architects and contractors at Tech High School to begin conversations on what it would take to renovate Clark Field to make the facility useable again. He says there was even talk about installing artificial turf at the stadium.
Watkins tells KNSI News cost estimates should be known by February, but even if the plan goes forward, he says it's unlikely the improvements could be made in time for the 2013 football season.
Clark Field is 70 years old.