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Frost-Kalnow Stadium project to move to Phase II

February 8, 2014
By Nicole Walby - Staff Writer ( , The Advertiser-Tribune

Phase I is complete and Tiffin City Schools is to move into Phase II of its stadium renovation project.

Frost-Kalnow Stadium is used by Tiffin City Schools, Calvert Catholic Schools and Tiffin University.

During Phase I, the work that was completed was refurbishing of the track, patching the concrete structure of the stadium, widening the steps to accommodate handrails and recoating the structure with a protective membrane, which is an elastomeric sealant that will help the stadium sustain any type of weather.

Bid openings for Phase II have begun, said Scott Daniel, director of operations for Tiffin City Schools.

The work to be completed in Phase II is re-turfing the playing field, adding new light fixtures and installing a new digital score board.

The architect for the project is MKC Associates.

"The field is worn out and not safe to play on," Daniel said.

Now, the light fixtures consist of 25 candle power bulbs, and the new fixtures are to be using 40 candle power bulbs to allow for more coverage of the field, Daniel said.

New lines are to be added to the field and "Tiffin" is to be placed in the end zones, he said.

Daniel said so far, $1.2 million has been raised, with $250,000 committed to the endowment fund held by Tiffin Charitable Trust Foundation for future stadium repairs.

The goal to raise for Phase II is $1.4 million.

The stadium was built in 1938, with concrete repair done in 1999 when the track and football field were redone and the concrete structure was repaired.

"Frost-Kalnow Stadium is a great asset to the residents of Tiffin. We need to make these repairs and upgrades to make sure our facility is safe for student athletes and fans alike," Daniel had said.

If anyone would like to contribute, he or she should contact Tiffin Charitable Trust Foundation at (419) 448-1791.



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