Bakersfield High School raising money with tile campaign for Griffith Stadium modernization

BAKERSFIELD - Bakersfield High School's aging stadium is getting a makeover and they want the community to help leave a permanent mark on Driller history.

Griffith Stadium was built back in 1923 and by law, it is entitled to modernization work through bond money.

The district has allocated about $20 million for the project but has only agreed to pay for a grass football field and a dirt track.

School administrators say they plan to raise another $1.5 million to upgrade to a turf field and rubber track.

The project will also add more seating, concession stands and restrooms.

The renovation is expected to take about 2 years. Construction will begin after the 2014 football season.

In order to raise money, BHS is selling ceramic tiles that will be mounted on a wall of the stadium.

The tiles start at $200 and $50 and will include the donor's name or business name.

Contact Dean of Athletics & Activities Jeff Scott with questions.

 

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