Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The group Central 4Ward celebrates its success in the first phase of four to upgrade outdoor athletic facilities at the school.
Brookfield Central dedicates its new synthetic turf baseball field with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, prior to its home opening game with Thomas More High School. The volunteer fundraising group Central 4Ward was required by the school board to raise two-thirds of the estimated $500,000 cost of the field. Central 4Ward now sets its sights on the second phase of a four-phase plan to upgrade the school’s outdoor athletic facilities. A concessions/restroom facility with a covered pavilion would cost about $420,000, and the group has raised about $284,000. The group also proposes in future years resurfacing the tennis courts and replacing press boxes and bleachers by 2016 or 2017. The entire project, with all phases, is …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Last year, the state-of-the-art stadium was completed, but was missing something - the dugouts. Those plans are moving forward with the city next week.
The baseball stadium construction project at Brookfield Central High School is rounding third and headed for home – so to say. Last year, Brookfield Central broke ground and completed its state-of-the-art baseball stadium, due in large part to a sizable anonymous donation. Last year, the field portion of the project was completed, and now all that’s left are the dugouts. The Elmbrook School District has submitted plans to the city to construct the two dugouts, and Plan Commissioners will review that request Monday. The district’s proposal calls for dugouts constructed with designer concrete bricks. The original intention was to build chain-link dugouts, but an influx of private donations made it possible to improve upon plans. In just a …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Brookfield Central High School should have a new state-of-the-art baseball field in time for play next spring, giving them their first home field on campus versus playing home games at Brookfield East or McCoy Field.
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- Lisa Sink
Friday, June 29, 2012
This time next year, baseball should be in full swing on a new state-of-the-art stadium, giving the Lancers baseball their first home field on campus. Leaders of Central 4Ward, a community fundraising group, held a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday on the grass field between Brookfield Central High School and the football/track stadium. "When I came here 10 years ago, it was always a dream of mine to build our own field," Head Boys Baseball Coach Jeff Bigler said. "Now here it is, a reality." The athletes — who compete next week in the GMC tournament — will be able to play home games in their backyard rather than at cross-rival Brookfield East or McCoy Field. "I know our student athletes will take great pride in walking out the school …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Central 4Ward has raised $266,655 to get a state-of-the-art baseball stadium built at Brookfield Central High School in time for the spring 2013 baseball season. The public is invited to a groundbreaking Thursday.
With a boost by a major gift from an anonymous donor, Brookfield Central will break ground Thursday on a new state-of-the-art baseball stadium that will be ready for use next spring. A public groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the baseball stadium site just south of the football / track stadium behind Brookfield Central, 16900 W. Gebhardt Rd. In just a few months, Central 4Ward — a new volunteer fundraising group of parents and other backers — has raised $266,655 and deposited it in Elmbrook School District accounts. The School Board voted 6-1 in March to fund one-third of the baseball stadium project, if Central 4Ward raised the other two-thirds before any construction began. It was a major victory for Central, …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
After years of Central High football stadium debt stymieing baseball and tennis upgrades, the Elmbrook School Board has agreed to help fund new athletic facilities — but only after all private donations are raised.
For years, whenever Brookfield Central High School boosters sought funding for improvements — whether it be for athletics or fine arts — they got the same firm answer: Not until the BC(2) stadium debt is paid. That all changed this week when the Elmbrook School Board voted 6-1 to help fund construction of a new baseball stadium at Central, with private donations paying for two-thirds of the estimated $500,000 stadium and the district paying the rest. A new parent group, Central 4Ward, will not have to pay off the remaining $121,000 football stadium debt before the baseball one is built. But not one penny of Elmbrook funds will be spent on the baseball stadium until Central 4Ward's raises its two-thirds total and the money is in the …