Preble Pride Stadium Project

Our Current Reality

About the Preble Pride Stadium Project

The Preble High School Hornets have a dream, a BIG dream...just as we challenge our student body to dream big. We are embarking on a historic outdoor athletic facilities renovation project. We need your help!

Phase I of the project includes a new running track and the conversion of our athletic field to synthetic turf.

Preble Field

The total cost of this phase is projected at $1.2 million, which will maximize outdoor opportunities for our students at Preble High School.

Phase II would include an additional $1.5 million and incorporate the following:

1. Creation of a second entrance plaza.
2. Fencing around the interior of the track.
3. Decorative fencing at new entrances.
4. Retaining wall additions for additional walking paths on the interior of the stadium.
5. New Concession Stand/Bathrooms/Ticket Room building.
6. Remodel existing restrooms to include more fixtures.
7. New storage building with team room.
8. Additional visiting side stadium seating.
9. Addition of visitor side press box.
10. Addition of LED scoreboard.
11. Creation of player/coach entrance.
12. Concrete for long and triple jump.


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Safety

Studies have shown that synthetic turf fields are safer than natural grass sports surfaces when it comes to the frequency of injuries, severity of injuries and number of concussions.

Access

Synthetic turf can be used over 1,500 hours per year (10-15 times the normal usage of a grass field). Synthetic turf allows teams to practice and play during inclement weather, leading to fewer cancelled practices and events. Grass surfaces do not allow for the community to utilize the field, as the maintenance of the field requires limited access and greater recovery time.  

Equity

The WIAA has requirements to hosting tournament games. Neutral football site playoff games are awarded most frequently to facilities with turf. Preble has not been awarded a game in over 10 years. The WIAA also requires synthetic turf or soccer-only fields to host boys soccer WIAA tournament games. Preble has not been able to host any regional or sectional games. The effect of the WIAA synthetic turf field requirements mean a loss of home field advantage, more travel for our students and families, less opportunity for school involvement, and use of additional resources such as buses and food. It also creates a loss of revenue, including concession revenue, Booster Club revenue and ticket sales which go towards supporting athletic programs at Preble. 

Who Will Benefit?

Not only will the football and soccer programs benefit from synthetic turf, but other groups as well:

  • Co-curricular activities and physical education classes
  • Soccer, track, football, dance, marching band, cross country, la crosse, baseball and softball
  • Middle and elementary school activities
  • City park and recreation programs
  • Community programs such as semi-pro clubs, Special Olympics, youth camps, etc. 

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Phase I Goal
$1,200,000

Funds Raised
$233,828

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Donation Opportunities 

Signs on the turf field
(4 areas of placement)
$50,000 per signage area

Press Box naming opportunity
$100,000

Entrance naming opportunity
(3 entrances)
$25,000 per entrance

Fieldhouse recognition opportunity
$250,000

Concession stand building naming opportunity
$100,000

Permanent Donor Wall recognition
Level I: Donors $1,000 and up
Level II: Donors $5,000 and up
Level III: Donors $10,000 and up
Level IV: Donors $25,000 and up
Level V: Donors $50,000 and up
Level VI: Donors $100,000 and up
Level VII: Donors $250,000 and up

Other donation opportunities are available, and we are open to a conversation!


Questions?

Dan Retzki
Dan Retzki

Associate Principal/Director of Athletics & Activities
(920) 391-2400
dbretzki@gbaps.org

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