PPS Considering Plans To Renovate Peoria Stadium

Courtesy of Alpha Media's Ryan Piers

A non-profit group’s plans for Peoria Stadium are being considered.

The group, led by Running Central owner Adam White, wants to turn the stadium into a multi-purpose sports facility, and is asking Peoria Public Schools to donate the land for the project.

“The reality is, is that this structure needs to be dropped to the ground and rebuilt,” said White.

He tells WMBD’s Greg and Dan that the group’s next move will be to put together an official steering committee.

“Who would be responsible for drafting a very detailed proforma of the exact cost of building the structure, the exact cost of maintaining the structure, the opportunities for revenue that could come from building a structure of this scope and magnitude,” said White.

White says if Peoria Public Schools donated the land, the group would more easily be able to afford the estimated $10 million to $15 million it would take to rebuild the stadium.

White says they want to build a facility that can handle more events.

“If you’re not competitive, then you can’t draw events. And, then guess what? You can’t pay for the maintenance.”

White says the group’s plans include a nine lane track and a turf field.

The school district would also be able use the stadium for football games at no charge.

(Photo: Alpha Media-Ryan Piers)

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