Tech Alumni Association Still Hopes to Renovate Clark Field [AUDIO]
ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud Tech Alumni Association is meeting with St. Cloud School District officials next week to discuss the future of Clark Field.
The District closed the field to varsity football in 2012 because of mold issues. The Alumni Association has since played an active role to look into possible renovations and costs.
In 2013, a $3.2 million project was proposed to renovate Clark Field. Jim Dahl is the president of the St. Cloud Tech Alumni Association, he says with plans emerging for a new Tech-the project was put on hold.
The Association will now re-offer plans and ideas to renovate Clark Field to District officials.
Members of the Alumni Association will meet with Superintendent Willie Jett and School Board members on Tuesday to discuss the future and possible renovation of Clark Field.
Recent designs for the proposed new Tech High School did include a football field. Voters will need to pass a referendum this fall for a new Tech High school to be built along 33rd Street South, and to also remodel of Apollo High school. The district says the estimated cost will be between $120-$160 million.
Jett says the District is exploring all options for athletic field locations for a possible new Tech.