Poland’s new stadium dedication is Friday

POLAND — Poland Seminary High School’s newly-renovated football stadium will be rededicated on Sept. 11, the same night the school’s football team christens the stadium with its first of five home games this season.

The largest renovation came to the stadium’s seating, which increased from 3,400 to 6,000. The $2.02 million renovation plan also included updated locker rooms, a new training room and more concession stands.

A 1-mill, five-year replacement levy for permanent improvements that was passed in November 2007 will help pay for the facility. A nonprofit organization raised more than $700,000 to install new field turf last year.

The school’s athletic department will rededicate the stadium and Dave Pavlansky field and honor long-time athletic director Myron Stallsmith during halftime.

Stallsmith began his career in Poland in 1960 and became athletic director in 1963. He oversaw an increase in sports from three to 19, according to a press release.

Presales of adult seats cost $6 and student seats cost $4. All tickets purchased at the gate cost $6. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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