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Taft Stadium renovations to be discussed at community meeting Tuesday

by Scott Wright Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm •  Published: February 17, 2013

On Tuesday night, the Oklahoma City community will get the chance to learn about the details and see the final design of the nearly $9.7 million renovation to historic Taft Stadium that will begin in May.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Northwest Classen High School auditorium, located at 2801 NW 27th St. in Oklahoma City.

The meeting is open to students, parents and other community members who wish to learn about the project, which is being paid for by a 2007 district-wide bond issue and other Oklahoma City Public Schools funds.

Taft Stadium, built in 1934, currently hosts football games for Northwest Classen and John Marshall football games, as well as those for multiple OKCPS middle schools. In the past, it hosted everything from All-State games to stock-car races.

The meeting is being coordinated by MA+ Architecture, the firm handling the renovation, as well as the MAPS trust project office. Money from the 2007 bond issue is being managed by MAPS.

OKC’s Speegle Stadium is undergoing a similar renovation, and John Marshall is in the process of building a new stadium on its campus, meaning OKCPS will greatly improve the quality of its stadiums for football, soccer and track in the next year.

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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