The long awaited reconstruction of the playing fields, facilities and running track at Johnny B. Wiley is still on schedule and is expected to be completed next Spring. The two million dollar project includes a number of upgrades to the facilities at the site of the former War Memorial Stadium.
Re-pitched with new draining systems, the football field was covered with artificial turf this past week. New goal posts were installed.__________________________________________________________________________
The track's new synthetic surface arrived in one ton bales and is expected to be installed this week.
This project - which had been stalled for the better part of a decade - is another puzzle piece that's fitting into place and is patterned after a growing list of public investment in the area between Main/Jefferson and Ferry/Best. Artspace, the Merriweather Library, Performing Arts and City Honors are each contributing to the neighborhood's renewed vitality. The Kaleida/UB project - here and weighing in at $500m - is right next door.See Part I - additional updates to follow.
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