Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

CW stadium renovations begin

Photo courtesy of Kris Hutchins
Ground was broken June 4 for Phase I  of the Canal Winchester Mike Locke Stadium renovation project, which includes installation of a new artificial turf playing surface. Pictured here are, from left to right, Paul Owens, Phil Mauro, Ken Multerer, TJ Harper, Chris Jones, Ron Collins, Jim Hummel, Chris Coryea, Jeff Dodson, Renee Boardman, Tom Obert, and Kent Riggs. For information go to
CW stadium project a go
I wish to thank those who made it possible to install an artificial surface to the stadium field in Canal Winchester’s Mike Locke Stadium in time for the 2010 fall sports season as well as a new entryway on the home side of the stadium.

This new surface opens all kinds of possibilities for activities to be hosted at the facility regardless of the weather.

Residents of the Canal Winchester School District can be proud of the fact that none of our tax dollars were spent on this project.

More than 200 families, individuals and businesses pledged almost $450,000 to begin the first phase of renovating the stadium. A hearty thank you to Canal Banking Center for financing the project.

Thanks to the community members who  served on the committee and gave untold hours to bring this first phase to fruition.

The committee continues to accept pledges, to be paid over a 3 or 5 year period, to complete the work to make the stadium one of the finest complexes in the area.  You can download a pledge form at and send it to P.O. Box 105, Canal Winchester, OH  43110-0105.

Enclosing your first payment would be nice; however, no payment needs to be enclosed. Also on the website is a list of businesses who have contributed to the project. Click on the company’s name to go to their website, if available.

Thank you to the public for your support and to the committee members for their tireless effort.

Paul Owens

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