BY ERIN COX
DHI Media News Editor
WERT — The Van Wert Athletic Complex/Stadium Committee has been
gathering information since its formation, but plans to work through the
process slowly as it delves into all aspects of the decision of whether
to renovate Eggerss Stadium or build a new athletic complex at the
school on State Route 118.
The committee, which has seven voting
members and two non-voting members, met Sunday to tour Eggerss Stadium
and look at what work needs to be done to renovate the aging stadium.
They also went to the school complex on State Route 118 to see where the
stadium, if it were to be built there, would be located.
report to the Van Wert City Schools Board of Education on Wednesday
during its regular board meeting, Administrative Assistant to the
Superintendent Bill Clifton reported that the committee thoroughly
reviewed the Save the Stadium Committee’s plan to renovate Eggerss in a
Clifton and Van Wert High School Principal Bob Priest are non-voting members of the committee.
voting members of the committee are Beth Gamble, Pat Jackson, Jacob
Jones, Larry Mengerink, Don Miller, Lee Ann Pratt and Chuck Steele.
also noted that the architect for the school is now working on the
plans to see what the footprint would be like for a new athletic
“Once we can get that footprint in their [the committee
members’] hands, I think we’ll start moving forward,” Clifton said.
“Things are going to be bogged down now here for a little bit.”
In the meantime, the committee members are planning to visit area stadiums in Piqua, Sidney, Celina and Lima Senior.
tells you the commitment we’ve got in terms of the committee members,”
Clifton said. “They’re willing to put their time in to do their homework
because they understand the importance of this project.”