LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - This summer the City of Lafayette heard from the public about the future of Loeb Stadium. City officials said the 73-year-old stadium needs renovations to keep it usable.
A new locker room will be the first noticeable change in the years to come for Loeb.
"It's pretty simple," Lafayette Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ted Bumbleburg said. "It's just a couple locker room areas. They have simple lockers, restrooms in both sides, and a coach's office."
Bumbleburg said construction will begin in early 2014. Crews will also waterproof electrical equipment and repair some concrete.
Bumbleburg said the city is looking at the public's input about Loeb. He said the planned renovations will buy the city some time as the master plan for Loeb Stadium is still in the works.
"What it does is give us some time to look to the future of Loeb Stadium to see what kind of existing renovations and repairs and what else we need to do to the facility itself," Bumbleburg said. "So, it will buy us probably three to five years."
This first phase will cost about $200,000. It's money that is already in this year's budget. Bumbleburg said funding moving forward will determine when the next phase starts.
"Once we determine what we are going to do and what it is going to look like, and what funding we have available it's going to drive the next process moving into the construction documents," Bumbleburg said.
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