LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-Loeb Stadium is one step closer to being completed. The lights are now fully functional. The mayor along with members of the Lafayette parks department turned them on for the first time this Tuesday evening.
The LED lights leave no dark spots on the field and are energy efficient. Jon Minor the Director of Operations for Lafayette Parks and Recreation says they were able to cut down on the number of lights they needed in the stadium because the new ones are so powerful.
"We have less than half the number of fixtures that we had in old Loeb Stadium," said Minor. "The lights come on a lot quicker and don't take a lot of time to warm up. You can shut them off and turn them right back on so they don't have that cool-down period."
The lights also no longer spill into the neighborhoods around the stadium making games less disruptive to people who live near Columbian Park. The only remaining work left to be done on the stadium is to finish the locker rooms, the suits above the main seating area, and get the video board up and running.