LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The weather made it difficult for crews to push forward on the Loeb Stadium renovations, but the arrival of warmer temperatures helped get the process moving.
“Obviously with the harsh winter, it was not ideal for construction during that period of time. So, there was a delay while we dealt with those conditions,” said Lafayette Parks operations director Jon Miner.
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said crews built a locker room, did structural repairs on the stands and waterproofed the electrical room.
“We’re waiting for the lockers, so they can really use the locker room to its fullest potential,” said Roswarski.
“There will be some minor landscaping that still needs to happen. Obviously, when you have some construction, particularly in the winter, you get some things out of place. We got to go back in, put some things back together from a landscape point of view,” said Miner.
Roswarski said the projected grand total is about $300,000, but the project’s cost may be a little bit over the budget.
“Due to the weather, with the concrete and some of things we might have had to do, but I’m confident that it’s still reasonably close,” said Roswarski.
Miner said they are in the final stages of the renovation.
“I anticipate within the next few weeks that we should be able to have everything wrapped up and ready to move forward,” said Miner.
“It ensures for the next five years, that we’ll have a nice stadium that is functional and is safe,” said Roswarski.
Roswarski said the city will revisit the idea of a bigger renovation in about five years.