Tiffin City Schools will begin renovations on Frost-Kalnow Stadium this summer.
The 2013 stadium renovation project will be paid with permanent improvement funds.
"The work we are looking to do this summer is estimated around $500,000," Scott Daniel, director of operations, said.
The all-weather track is in need of repair.
"The board of education has earmarked $100,000 of permanent improvement funds for stadium renovations, with the rest of the money coming from private donations through the stadium foundation," Daniel said.
The work to be done is 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 sealent that will help the stadium sustain any type of weather.
"This is not cosmetic work; this is an investment in the structure," Daniel said.
The timeline for the project is bids are going to be solicited in early March with awarding of the contracts to be done at the March board of education meeting. The actual work would start in June and be completed before the first home football game in late August.
MKC Associates Inc. was approved as the architect and engineer at the January board meeting. MKC was hired by the board to prepare all specifications and drawing that go along with the project.
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 said. "I believe it is very important to maintain the stadium structure. The cost of building a new set of bleachers and locker room facility would be extremely expensive."