There’s a project going on in Eaton. The Eaton Eagles are looking to fly away from their current digs on Park Avenue and make a landing closer to their high school on State Route 732.
The drawings show that a new football stadium would be northeast of the new high school, just south of the city limits. There would also be a new baseball and softball field sitting on the north end of the high school property, with a soccer field topping it off by Camden Road. There are also plans to create a new auditorium and a health center.
As of 2/22/2012, Eaton still needs about $2,000,000. As well as donating, you can even get one of these stadiums/fields/tracks named, for a price of course.
The need for new fields stems from the construction project looming over Park Avenue, which would overtake the field sitting by the road. No matter if this project gets funded or not, Eaton will play their last seasons of sport on Park Avenue for 2012-2013. The interesting part is if this doesn’t get done, where do the Eagles play then? There’s really no other fields around the area.
While going to one football game at Eaton this season, I noticed that parking was a big issue. You have room for about twenty cars on the gravel path heading to the football field, and that’s it. The rest of the visitors must find parking on the streets or somewhere else. With the new stadium, there’s plenty of parking at the high school, behind the building.
At Park Avenue Field, I will say it was a good place to watch a football game. With the new stadium plans, it looks to be one of the best places to see high school football in Preble County.
With that said, will this project go through? It’ll be interesting to see, that’s for sure.
Source of information from http://buildingongreatraditions.com, a site from the Eaton Community School District.
Until next time,