January 15 - Concept 3 v2 is presented
Concept 3 Version 2 was presented at the January School Board meeting. Changes to the practice field and shotput/discus areas were also relocated.
Concept 3 v2 Rendering

The school board is in full support of this final rendering. School leadership will start the process of presenting this athletic proposal to village board meetings, civic groups and other listening sessions.

The Need - Overview

The current outdoor athletic facilities have reached a point where they no longer fill the needs of the school. Certain fields & surfaces have not seen any attention in over 20+ years causing safety and functionality concerns.
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Baseball & softball fields at the municipal parks are unsuitable and inadequate for high school games. The conference requires two of each field to host games - we have 1 each.

Football/Soccer grass fields have been compacted and cannot handle the heavy demand which are subject to drought and heavy rain events.  Additionally there is a broken main irrigation pipe under the current soccer practice field.

Tennis courts are short two courts for hosting regional/sectional events and not accommodate matches approaching dusk. Evening community tennis/pickleball use is also not possible due to lack of lighting.

Track is short two lanes from the required 8. More importantly, the rubberized coating has deteriorated, creating an uneven surface for competition. Multi-school meets cannot be held until the surface has been repaired and lanes added.

"Home" bleachers are aging, undersized and inadequate. They will need to be replaced.

Press Box has inadequate field controls and accommodations. The remodeled press box would allow both football and soccer to use for competitions.

Lighting is inadequate/non-existent for soccer, tennis, JV baseball & JV softball. Evening community tennis/pickleball use is also not possible due to lack of lighting.

Additional parking needed for sporting events

Stadium Bathrooms & Concessions are not in close proximity to patrons reducing convenience and profitability.


The Goal

The goals of the referendum include:

Address safety and functionality concerns of the athletic facilities.

Provide high-quality playing surfaces for our students.

Improve aesthetics of the Big Foot High School campus.

Provide opportunities for increased athletic, fitness, and recreational experiences for our Big Foot residents.

Address deferred maintenance projects.

Keep tax impact to property owners at a minimum.

Major Project Items

· Lighted, turfed baseball/softball quadplex w/ concessions and bathrooms
· Turf football/soccer field
· Irrigated football/soccer grass practice field
· New "Home" bleachers
· Football/Soccer ticket and concession building
· Additional 2 courts and light all tennis courts
· New track facilities
· Auxiliary parking lot with ADA compliant stalls
Itemized List | Conceptual Drawing