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Renovations outlined for Durham County Memorial Stadium

Posted August 26, 2008

— The Stadium Authority met Tuesday to discuss renovations to the Durham County Memorial Stadium.

The Stadium Authority has recommended a budget of more than $7 million to the Board of Commissioners.

Phase one of the renovation project would include new artificial turf for the football field, adjustable goal posts, a new scoreboard and an eight-lane track. The venue would also get a new sign on Duke Street.

The first phase is expected to be completed by spring 2009.

The second phase of the project, expected to be completed by the 2010 football season, would include locker room renovations, new ticket booths and concourse improvements, and an expanded press box. Restrooms and concession stands would also be improved.

Several teams use the stadium, including Northern High School.


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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 27, 2008

    I understand their thinking. They originally had a college or two that was interested in using it. But they backed out. They figure if they get it fixed up, it will be attractive to some small college. And games means more city income. But, its a wasted effort. Any activities around that stadium will always be marred by drugs and other criminal activity. No self-respecting college team would want to put their fans in that kind of environment.

  • vaulter Aug 26, 2008

    I agree with hp277. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Artificial turf for a high school field, what are you guys thinking? Look at who you people voted for and use your brains next election...

  • hp277 Aug 26, 2008

    This is a big waste of money. Why is Durham spending so much money on a football stadium for a HIGH SCHOOL? Not Div 1, or 1A, or division 3, but high school football? Durham's school buildings need this money far more than Northern HS football.

    Give me a break, Durham County Commissioners! You would pick stadium renovations over the millions or dollars in school renovations that are on indefinite hold?? Crowded schools, trailers, broken down HVAC systems can all wait?

    Way to go, Becky Heron - that's a South Carolina grad for ya - we know what's important to you!