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Meeting brings attention to Peoria Stadium upgrades, but funding is needed

Peoria Public Schools is working to raise money for upgrades to Peoria Stadium, and will soon be getting bids for one of them.

“There’s a lot of great things to celebrate,” Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat says. “But, we do need some funds to continue.”

They’re budgeting for several improvements, including a roof for the grandstand that could cost between $5-6 million. School board members say they plan to solicit bids in the next 4-6 weeks. A $250,000 NFL grant would cover a new artificial turf field, if they win it.

They also hope to install a digital sign that could generate ad revenue.

Dr. Kherat says they will work with Sen. Dave Koehler (D, Peoria) to find state funding.

 

 

Molly Jirasek

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