News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Renovations at the Hall of Fame game stadium are being delayed
The minor setback will allow the Hall of Fame trustees to work with local community groups and governments to raise more money
Story by TERRELL JOHNSON


 
Plans to demolish and replace the north stands at Fawcett Stadium won't begin August 11 as originally planned.
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

After months of speculation and fundraising, plans to renovate Fawcett Stadium are being delayed.

Hall of Fame President David Baker says the extensive renovations will not begin until after the end of the high-school football season, though some safety issues will be addressed before the Hall of Fame festival begins in two weeks.

LISTEN: Baker fawcett safety

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)


“We would never allow fans to sit in any stadium that’s unsafe. So it’s not unsafe, but it is an issue that if we don’t begin to address now, it will be unsafe in the future. If you can’t have the Hall of Fame game or the enshrinement there, then that’s going to damage all the good things that are true of Canton and the region.”

He says the state has committed $10 million to the project. Baker says he expects donations from Stark County, the city of Canton and private foundations.

Baker says basic upgrades alone will cost about $25 million. 

LISTEN: Baker fawcett stadium
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:22)

“It started out of safety purposes, but now were looking at a master plan that says, ‘How can we take this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to redo it?’ Not just for football but potentially for other uses that can benefit the community. Either by providing return for the public good or potentially generating other revenue.”

He says the master plan could help with his push to have the Pro Football Hall of Fame host the 2019 NFL draft.

The project is expected to begin in December. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
I love QUICKBITES! I look forward to it every week. One question: is it possible to include a link to the restaurant or store that you profile? Thanks!

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
Americans feel as if they should have the right to decide on their own if and when it is or is not a responsible time to have a drink or smoke a joint. The fac...

The PUCO is assessing what happened in Akron's AT&T outage
not the first time for that steam pipe break... happened in the late 70's when the office was being converted to electronic switch ESS.. was a big mess then but...

The freeze of green-energy standards hurts Ohio wind and solar industries
What do we do at night and when the wind isn't blowing? Where does the power come from to back-up these renewable sources?

Gov. Kasich may still face budget battles with Ohio lawmakers
Governor Kasich continues to disappoint many of us who voted for him when he was elected Governor four years ago. It is way past time for charter schools to b...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University