Stadium renovations underway
Fuller Construction began the process Monday. The total budget for the Sports Complex will cost $11.1 million in total, with the football stadium renovations, and the addition of the outdoor track in the future.
The new football field and stadium is a part of the first phase of the project, and is scheduled to be completed by the 2018 football season. Phase two of the project includes adding an outdoor track to the complex.
Elliott Field and Don Beebe Stadium were constructed in 1929, and Con Marshall Press Box was added in 1998, and have shown signs of their age. In 2014, Hermanson Egge Engineering, Rapid City, South Dakota, inspected the facility and revealed that the structural integrity in the central stand was failing.
The improvements include a complete overhaul of the stadium and field, moving the entire complex farther to the south. The stadium will become a two-level facility, with the first level including larger concessions stands, restrooms, and expanded seating for spectators.
The second level will be the new and improved Con Marshall Press Box, with expanded space for media, and new technology for better broadcast capabilities.