— The Parkway Board of Education is in the process of considering
renovations to the school’s football stadium. The current home bleachers
and press box are deteriorating and are in need of replacement.
The Board of Education is considering three options.
The first option is replacing the current home bleachers and press box for an estimated cost of $400,000.
second option is “flipping the stadium” by putting new home bleachers
and press box on the west side of the stadium with new visitors
bleachers on the east side at an approximate cost of $600,000.
The third option is moving the stadium to the track facility at and estimated cost of $1.5-2 million.
survey was posted on the school’s website to gather community feedback.
Of the 432 responses, 54.86 percent voted for the first option of
replacing the current home bleachers.
The second option of
flipping the stadium was second with 31.02 percent of the votes and
option three of moving the stadium to the track was third with 14.12
percent of the votes.
The data was also broken down by
subcategory: students, adults, adults (20-39), adults (40+),
current/former football players, non-players, and coaches. Across all
subcategories, option one was the first choice with option two second
and option three third. Within each subcategory, the percentages for
each option were very close to the overall percentages.
were also asked for their second choice. Option two received 51.89
percent of the votes as the second choice, option one was next with
34.91 percent and option three received 13.21 percent of the votes.
Again, the breakdown of the subcategories followed suit with the overall percentages.
Parkway Board of Education would like to thank the individuals who
completed the survey. The board will be using the voting results and
comments to make a final decision in the coming months.
of Education has learned that bleacher companies are behind on the
production of press boxes and the renovation may have to wait until
after the conclusion of the 2017 season. The current home bleachers,
while in need of eventual replacement, are still safe for the coming
year and will be inspected again before the season.