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A recent commitment from a local donor is helping to move the Memorial project along and will include the naming of the plaza area near the entry at Nittany Avenue in his honor.

Plans to modernize the facilities include a new indoor space for team meetings, four new locker room facilities, new restrooms and pedestrian plazas, as well as a concession stand, training room and press box.

“The district’s goal is to offer the safest and best possible venue to athletes, coaches and fans alike,” Doug Loviscky, president of SCASD Educational Foundation, explains. “we’ve been fortunate enough to have the support of generous donors as we work toward this goal.”

Thanks in part to the support of generous donors, the project is set to move into phase two construction this year. Local business leader Galen Dreibelbis recently made one such donation, and the new plaza near the entry at Nittany Avenue will be named in Dreibelbis' honor. 

Phase two construction includes new home-side bleachers with additional seats, restrooms, pedestrian plazas and permanent concessions stands. New locker room facilities will be added under the bleacher area, and the district's Nittany Avenue Building will be demolished. The concession plaza will be constructed on the site of the building, and the basement will be retained for use with the locker room and classroom additions.

“The updates to Memorial Field will ensure that SCASD’s legacy of excellence will continue, both on and off the field,” Bob O'Donnell, SCASD Superintendent, notes, “the district and the students are grateful to the community for their support of this project.”

The State College Area School District is currently considering two construction timelines as they prepare to proceed with the project. One would begin construction this summer and pause for the fall sports season. Construction would then resume in the winter, pause again for the 2020 fall sports season and finish in the spring of 2021. An alternate schedule would keep Memorial Field closed through the fall of 2019 and see work completed in the spring of 2020.

Keep an eye on the SCASD Education Foundation website for more updates on Memorial Field!