L-P seeks $1 million to install turf at Howard Fellows Stadium
25 October 2018
Howard Fellows Stadium needs new turf – price tag: $1 million – and La Salle-Peru Township High School is looking for help to pay for it.
L-P superintendent Steve Wrobleski confirmed Wednesday before the school board meeting that the district went to the city of Peru and asked for $250,000, over 10 years, from the city’s forthcoming downtown TIF district.
Wrobleski said the district wants to install new turf at the football stadium but has pledged zero tax increases. Instead, the district is seeking TIF support, believing the project lends to economic development, as well as private donations.
Turf would correct drainage problems and benefit not only the football team but the marching band and PE classes. L-P currently spends an average of $19,450 per year in maintenance.
Asked for a timetable to install the turf, Wrobleski replied, “It all depends on what kind of commitments we can get. If we get the commitments we, we want to start as soon as possible.”