BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Folks in Brookfield were busy putting the finishing touches on their field ahead of Friday night’s football game. They are getting ready to kick off another season at the stadium on Addison Road, but it’s something that almost didn’t happen.
Changes needed to be made to the stadium and parking lot, making it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The work included $275,000 in upgrades including handicap ramps with railings with companion seating, 950 feet of sidewalk around the property, blacktop in the parking lot with eight handicap parking spaces, and an ADA compliant portable restrooms.
“It was a community effort with a lot of local contractors and local businesses donating and the football team down here on Saturdays and Sundays for probably three to four weeks in a row that made this possible,” said Randy Clark, head coach.
And those upgrades are just the beginning. Superintendent Tim Saxton said a second phase of upgrades includes reconstruction of the bathroom facilities that are on site.