Nick McWilliams reporting – An official groundbreaking has been planned for Indian Valley’s new stadium.

The new complex, which is being erected behind the high school, came into reality thanks to the passing of a bond issue in November.

Superintendent Ira Wentworth says that with the design phase wrapping up, earth will start to move in a matter of days.

“We’re making progress. We’re getting through a lot of the design elements, working through that. We have finalized site layout, so construction fence is going up around the 19-acre site as we speak.”

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday, August 12th, behind the high school at the football practice field.

The project includes a new turf field and full stadium, with a new track, multi-purpose building for all school sports and brand new locker rooms.

During the early process of the work, historic artifacts were found on the land, which will be featured by the school and local museums.

Wentworth adds that traffic will not be affected by the construction during the school year.

“They’re going to try and work and be sensitive and not schedule deliveries during those high-volume times in the morning, when we have student traffic, bus traffic, parent drop off. And then again in the afternoon. They’re going to try and keep those quiet times as far as deliveries and everything goes.”

Indian Valley’s current stadium, Kelly Field, has served the team since the 1950’s but has been worn down by heavy use and multiple decades of wear.

Taxes were not increased for area residents under the bond issue.

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