The Corsairs have been given the go-ahead to begin upgrading Community Stadium, including the installation of a new all-weather turf field.
The stadium upgrades will also include new lighting, bleachers and a press box, as well as “potential” modifications and enhancements to the track, and are expected to be completed in time for the 2024 fall seasons.
The College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees officially approved the upgrades at its May meeting.
According to a press release announcing the news, “The college aims to transform the stadium into a state-of-the-art sports and events venue, further enhancing the campus experience for students and the local community.”
“I am very happy that the board of trustees approved the funding to renovate our community stadium,” CR President Keith Flamer said. “We see this as another opportunity to keep the student-athlete experience at the forefront of our capital projects upgrade plan.
“I believe that this renovation project, coupled with the new Physical Education building project, will continue to set College of the Redwoods athletics apart and draw new local and regional talent.”
The structural upgrades are scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer 2024, with the new turf field set to be in place by fall of 2024.
“The new turf field will offer numerous benefits to athletes, providing a high-quality playing surface that can withstand various weather conditions and heavy usage,” the press release said. “Furthermore, upgraded lighting will enhance visibility during evening games and events and the addition of new bleachers will significantly increase seating capacity, accommodating a larger audience and creating a vibrant atmosphere for sporting events and community gatherings.
“College of the Redwoods is thrilled about the upcoming stadium upgrades and the positive impact they will have on the campus community.
“The revitalized Community Stadium will not only support the growth and development of student-athletes but will also serve as a hub for local sports enthusiasts, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and pride within the community.”
For more information about the stadium upgrades and ongoing construction updates, visit https://www.redwoods.edu/about-us/projects.