2018-04-13 / News

Richland I breaks ground for Bolden Stadium renovations


Members of Richland One including Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Commissioner Darrell Black, Commissioner Lila Anna Sauls, Commissioner Aaron Bishop, Commissioner Jamie Devine, Commissioner Cheryl Harris, along with former Richland One School Board member Vince Ford and students and faculty from C.A. Johnson and Columbia High Schools take part in the ground breaking ceremony at C.F. Bolden Stadium, located on 2600 Barhamville Road. According to Richland One Director of Facility Services Raymond Perkins, the changes to Bolden Stadium include a new 5,000 bleacher system, which will be installed in the coming weeks. There will be a new press box to support operations and game management for coaches, officials, and the press. The existing restroom and canteen facilities will be expanded or renovated, while new facilities will be built throughout the stadium. HVAC and lighting upgrades will be made in the canteen buildings and field houses. A new 30x40 square foot video scoreboard will provide the ability to stream the games. The final change is a state-of-the-art, synthetic turf field. The stadium is expected to be ready by October.Photo by Josh Cruse Members of Richland One including Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Commissioner Darrell Black, Commissioner Lila Anna Sauls, Commissioner Aaron Bishop, Commissioner Jamie Devine, Commissioner Cheryl Harris, along with former Richland One School Board member Vince Ford and students and faculty from C.A. Johnson and Columbia High Schools take part in the ground breaking ceremony at C.F. Bolden Stadium, located on 2600 Barhamville Road. According to Richland One Director of Facility Services Raymond Perkins, the changes to Bolden Stadium include a new 5,000 bleacher system, which will be installed in the coming weeks. There will be a new press box to support operations and game management for coaches, officials, and the press. The existing restroom and canteen facilities will be expanded or renovated, while new facilities will be built throughout the stadium. HVAC and lighting upgrades will be made in the canteen buildings and field houses. A new 30x40 square foot video scoreboard will provide the ability to stream the games. The final change is a state-of-the-art, synthetic turf field. The stadium is expected to be ready by October.
Photo by Josh Cruse

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