Cranes lifted the new press box at Moody Murray Memorial Stadium on Monday, June 3rd, which was a welcome sight for Brandon Hart, Grain Valley High School Athletic Director.
“The old press box just crumbled when they took it down, so it was definitely time for an upgrade,” Hart said.
The new press box significantly increases the amount of space available for coaches, media, and announcers.
“We have a new sports broadcasting program at the high school, so it will be a great space for those students to work as well,” Hart said.
Now that the press box has been installed, work can continue on the new stadium seating, which doubles the seating capacity to 2,500, including 275 stadium seats. The district is still deciding on pricing for stadium seats.
“The band will now be seated with the crowd, which will build a lot of excitement at the games,” Hart said.
Improvements to turf and resurfacing of the track are next on the list of improvements to the high school stadium.
After a successful transition to the Suburban Conference this past school year, Hart said he could not be more pleased with how the students and coaches adjusted to the changes.
“The transition to the Suburban Conference could not have been better. I think the coaches and players are much more comfortable now that they have gotten to know the other schools in the conference and their facilities. The winter and spring sports reaped the benefits of what the fall sports learned in the process of transitioning. We had great success across the board this year and we’re excited about what is to come next year,” Hart said.
Video courtesy of Grain Valley Schools