CURWENSVILLE – Renovations and upgrades to the Coach Andy Evanko Stadium Pavilion, Curwensville are mostly complete.
In a report presented at the Curwensville Area School Board meeting on Monday, Buildings and Grounds/Operations Board Chair John Evanko reviewed the progress of the project. He said there were only a few items left from the punch list.
“The stadium’s sports hall and toilets are now second to none. There is no better place for visiting teams,” said Evanko.
When away team buses stop at the stadium to drop off athletes and coaches, passengers are just a few feet from the pavilion which features new US-compliant showers and restrooms for the disabled, a he added. Showers and washrooms will be used by Curwensville and opposing athletes, coaches and referees. There are also new public sanitary facilities.
“There has been a huge upgrade to the whole facility. Nothing had been done there since the 1970s. We should all be very proud,” he explained.
At a previous board meeting, Superintendent Ron Matchock said the district’s original plan was to renovate the country home using district employees, but quickly found that the work was more important than that. we didn’t think so initially.
“The goal is to give home and away teams efficient facilities while protecting district liability. It was a choice not to have elaborate, fancy facilities, but facilities that meet the requirements of Americans with disabilities and that are durable and designed for long-term use,” he told the board. administration.
Work on the facility began in September 2020 and was completed earlier this year.
A new fence has been installed, which includes an ornamental gate with the stadium’s name above it. The gate project was a partnership between the Curwensville Area School District and the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center. As a tribute to the legendary coach, the two have teamed up to create the new Andy Evanko Stadium entrance. Students from the Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Welding and Fabrication, Collision Repair, and Masonry programs worked in conjunction with Curwensville administrators and John Evanko to create the arch and doorway.
John Evanko told council that the gates and fence will be embellished with additional decorative work which is expected to be installed in the coming weeks.