Renovations coming to Burke High Stadium

Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 20:59:49-04

The home of high school state track is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.

Representatives from the alumni group say that the renovations, upwards of 12 million dollars of them, would be privately funded.

The stadium hosts the annual state track meet. It's been held at Burke for more than 40 years. and on average draws 28,000 people. The stadium only seats 3,776.

Improvements include a new band, soccer, and lacrosse complex, expanded restrooms, new lights, an upgraded press box and club seating, additional bleacher seats, improved landscaping, a field house, new fencing, concession stands, a covered deck and paving for the west parking lot.

The track and turf were replaced in 2007, and the scoreboard in 2012. Burke is one of three OPS schools with stadiums that haven't been renovated since being built.