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Stadium contract approved for Durham County Memorial Stadium

Posted February 24, 2009

— The Board of Commissioners approved a stadium contract Monday evening for renovations to Durham County Memorial Stadium.

Phase one of the renovation project includes 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 county Stadium Authority has recommended a budget of $7.7 million for the project.


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  • MISC Feb 24, 2009

    Over 7 million?! WOW. We just completed renovations to Doug Shaw Stadium here in Myrtle Beach last year. Dough Shaw is similar in size and layout to County Stadium. Doug Shaw's pricetag was 3.5 million and that included new artifical field-turf, new rubberized track, upgraded visitor's seating, and a Jumbotron. Maybe Durham should call Myrtle Beach? Here is a link to the improved Doug Shaw Stadium.


  • davidbh61255 Feb 24, 2009

    I hope they put it out to BID instead of giving it to these out of town construction managers! I am not seeing where they hit their targets either!

  • speedy Feb 24, 2009

    But it's REALLY nice fake grass..............

  • heelrox Feb 24, 2009

    7 million? are you kidding me! I priced the same things for our comunity school and it was less than 1.5 mill, man I'm glad I moved out of Derm. You get what you elect, now you have to live with them for a few more years.

  • Been there once Feb 24, 2009

    I have put off repairs that are not serious because I'm afraid to spend the money. But the "Powers That BE" in Durham can spend my money for artificial turf? They probably will vote themselves a raise later this year. Don't raise my taxes for this, I don't even go to the ballgames. Charge extra for tickets.

  • gcpowell Feb 24, 2009

    Heh, at this point...I'm not even surprised. It's sad to hear even our local leaders are out of touch with reality.

  • ctathrt Feb 24, 2009

    What?!!!! And county employees might have to take a pay cut or have to take unpaid time off. You have got to be kidding me.