Maumee schools kick off $2 million football stadium renovations - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Maumee schools kick off $2 million football stadium renovations with tailgate

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
MAUMEE, OH (WTOL) -

Maumee schools are launching a major project Friday. 

Renovations are now underway for the Kazmaier Stadium. 

A community tailgate is kicking off the festivities for the $2.6 million work on the football stadium. 

Panther fans of all ages are invited to the tailgate to celebrate the beginning of this undertaking that is exciting for the whole community. 

"We're going to have a substantial improvement to the appearance of Maumee. When people come into our city to come to a game, they're going to get to see what Maumee is. It's a community that has a lot of pride in how we maintain our community and what we do for our students, and this will showcase our commitment to the students," said Maumee mayor Rich Carr. 

The tailgate, sponsored by Maumee High School and the Panther Pride Foundation, includes a cookout, jump house, music and a viewing of the plans for the renovated stadium. 

Commemorative gifts are also being given out to those who donate at the event.

Mayor Carr, a Maumee alumni, says the new football stadium is important to everyone, not just football players and high school students.

"It's great pride to have this and say, 'this is my stadium.' I've heard that from alumni all over the country. They're excited about this project. It makes them feel good to have been from Maumee," said Mayor Carr. 

Major donors to the renovation project are being thanked at a dinner at 5 p.m. They will also be publicly recognized between quarters of the homecoming game that follows the tailgate. 

Maumee football head coach Marc Gibson says the support of the community plays an important role in making these renovations happen.

"It's an honor just to be a part of this. I think the community getting behind it shows the support that everyone wants to see our program continue to be successful and grow," Gibson said. 

The stadium is set to be completed by the fall of 2018.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Crews responding to injury crash in west Toledo

    Crews responding to injury crash in west Toledo

    Saturday, August 18 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-08-18 17:57:15 GMT
    Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of a crash in west Toledo (Source: Viewer photo)Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of a crash in west Toledo (Source: Viewer photo)

    Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of an injury crash in west Toledo.

    More >>

    Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of an injury crash in west Toledo.

    More >>
  • In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - August 18, 2018

    In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - August 18, 2018

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-08-18 14:09:47 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Here is a list of the interviews from August 4, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning: Toledo Zoo Stroller Safari: Education Manager Nicole Syrek invites parents and children to break out the stroller and explore the zoo to learn fun animal facts. Red Line Circuit Training Jason Mercurio, Toledo firefighter and owner of Red Line Circuit Training, talks about how you can stay in shape with a 30-minute, 3-round circuit that targets all muscle groups. Glass City Donut Festival Commu...More >>
    Here is a list of the interviews from August 4, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning: Toledo Zoo Stroller Safari: Education Manager Nicole Syrek invites parents and children to break out the stroller and explore the zoo to learn fun animal facts. Red Line Circuit Training Jason Mercurio, Toledo firefighter and owner of Red Line Circuit Training, talks about how you can stay in shape with a 30-minute, 3-round circuit that targets all muscle groups. Glass City Donut Festival Commu...More >>
  • TPD searching for missing girl whose family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health

    TPD searching for missing girl whose family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-08-18 12:48:28 GMT
    Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)
    Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)Sierra Carter (Source: TPD)
    Toledo police are looking for a missing 17-year-old girl.  Police say Sierra Carter was last seen at 2005 Ashland on Thursday. Toledo Police Department Police say Carter's family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health.  Carter is described as a black female standing at 5 feet and weighing 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt and khaki pants. Anyone with information should call Crime Stopper at 4...More >>
    Toledo police are looking for a missing 17-year-old girl.  Police say Sierra Carter was last seen at 2005 Ashland on Thursday. Toledo Police Department Police say Carter's family is concerned for her safety due to her mental health.  Carter is described as a black female standing at 5 feet and weighing 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt and khaki pants. Anyone with information should call Crime Stopper at 4...More >>
Powered by Frankly